Single letter domain names

Wednesday 30 November 2005

CNN reports that Single-letter domains might earn seven figures. Really? Do people still believe these domains are that valuable? Why? Some are already in use. For example, belongs to Qwest, and goes to Paypal. Are these companies reaping some benefit from these domain names? Would companies really pay a million dollars for other such names? Go figure.


Anon 10:45 AM on 30 Nov 2005

I believe they are talking about single letter top-level domains. I.e., http://www.nedbatchelde.r

Nate Finch 11:14 AM on 30 Nov 2005

Nope, they're talking about,, etc.

As Jay Leno said last night... it'll be a welcome relief to all of 26 companies. Whoopteefrickindoo.

Bob 11:35 AM on 30 Nov 2005

I worked at a startup when the 7 top-level domains were created. We got for Cognition Incorporated (see here). The company still exists but I think the domain was more valuable than their net worth so they sold it off. Too bad we didn't think ahead and grab all of these other silly names while we were at it.

Mark Mascolino 8:05 PM on 7 Jan 2006

The really short domain names might be useful for an app targeted at mobile phone users.

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