Re: [DNS] Most valuable domain name?

Re: [DNS] Most valuable domain name?

From: Doug Robb <doug§>
Date: Tue, 4 Apr 2000 11:31:36 +0800 (WST)
On Tue, 4 Apr 2000, Rowe, Joshua wrote:

> Entrepreneur Tim Lee registered '' for nothing five years ago -- but
> recently got an offer for the domain name worth up to $38 million.

You will have noticed that there are private operators
trying to position the country domains as suitable tld's 
for other things. The latest I saw was the .mp

The .mp actually stands for Marianas Pacific... but the
company marketing it are saying it stands for "Market
Place". I suspect ICANN will stop this practice soon
(ie private groups hijacking a country code) or at
the very least ensuring the structure is
or similar and not as is the case now.

It was allocated as a country code and so I would
consider that this is the purpose it should be used for,
not for some defacto generic category.

That aside I think the horse has bolted as far
as .com being the domain that people will be prepared
to pay big money for.

Does anyone know how is going?

Received on Tue Apr 04 2000 - 13:53:39 UTC

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