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Is this pizza really worth $2.6m? Answered

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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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Press TV story
BBC slant
Clark's local press

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westfw (author)2008-04-07

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.

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Doctor What (author)2008-04-07

Heck. If I were him I would go higher.

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gimmelotsarobots (author)2008-04-07

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.

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Kiteman (author)2008-04-07

Er, I think somebody already has that one ...

I'm not sure you got the point of the question

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killerjackalope (author)2008-04-06

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...

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Kiteman (author)killerjackalope2008-04-07

Hey, it seems to be available...

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killerjackalope (author)Kiteman2008-04-07

Not for long kiteman, so to be poorman who spent his money ensuring he owned kiteman, ruining it by becoming poor man.

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Shadow Dragon (author)2008-04-06

what about petesa.com? :P

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Kiteman (author)Shadow Dragon2008-04-06

Taken - it seems to be a Spanish architect.

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NachoMahma (author)2008-04-06

. 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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guyfrom7up (author)2008-04-06

reminds me of cisco and their iphone label.

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Eaton (author)guyfrom7up2008-04-06

Yeah Cisco got some green though, I think it was settled out of court which means apple didn't want to go to court...

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Tool Using Animal (author)2008-04-06

If it had been made with the last known tin of anchovies, it would have been worth $52.6 million.

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Yep, "a fishfull of dollars" I believe.

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They're talking about a website.

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I know, I was making an allusion.

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technick29 (author)2008-04-06
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Brennn10 (author)2008-04-06

I read about this, it is amazing. He bought the domain for $20.00

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