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Is this pizza really worth $2.6m?

Marylander Chris Clark has spent less than $300 maintaining the domain name pizza.com since 1994.

After reading that the website vodka.com had sold for $3m two years ago, he put pizza.com on an online auction site. Starting at $100, it leapt to $2.6m after only a week.

What do you think? Was it worth the money?

What domain name do you think would be worth buying now as an investment for the future?

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westfw9 years ago
I checked some figures. Back in 1997, Pizza Hut spent $100million on an advertising campaign. That probably means that $2.5million, to own "pizza.com" forever, is a pretty good deal.
Doctor What9 years ago
Heck. If I were him I would go higher.
Well, millions of pizza companies want an easy to remember web address. What's simpler thatn Pizza.com? I know i would be fighting for that web address! But not 2.6 mil.
Note to self: Buy kiteman.com... I will eventually get my bank account sorted and buy my own domain, considering someone actually stole the jackalope name with nuclear jackalope which after all my searching doensn't pre-exist my name...
Kiteman (author)  killerjackalope9 years ago
Hey, it seems to be available...
Not for long kiteman, so to be poorman who spent his money ensuring he owned kiteman, ruining it by becoming poor man.
what about petesa.com? :P
Kiteman (author)  Shadow Dragon9 years ago
Taken - it seems to be a Spanish architect.
Oh. :(
NachoMahma9 years ago
. These guys may be sitting on a goldmine. Or this one. Or this. This one can probably be bought for a reasonable price - looks like someone's squatting on it, so it probably won't be dirt cheap.
. LOL NachoMahma.com is available. Maybe I ought to set that one up to point to my web site.
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