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Is this pizza really worth $2.6m? Answered

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?

Pizza.com
Press TV story
BBC slant
Clark's local press

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westfw

10 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.

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Doctor What

10 years ago

Heck. If I were him I would go higher.

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gimmelotsarobots

10 years ago

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

10 years ago

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

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

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killerjackalope

10 years ago

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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killerjackalopeKiteman

Reply 10 years ago

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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NachoMahma

10 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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guyfrom7up

10 years ago

reminds me of cisco and their iphone label.

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Eatonguyfrom7up

Reply 10 years ago

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

10 years ago

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

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Brennn10

10 years ago

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