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Dan.com's interesting domain history: How dan.com bought its own domain

Located in The Break Room, started by yb1313, Oct 12, 2021

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  1. yb1313

    yb1313 Established Member

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    On Webarchive, I randomly decided to type in dan.com and discovered the domain had a funny past and a crazy plot end
    http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.dan.com/

    The domain seems to have been owned since its inception by some man from California named Dan (big surprise) who used it as a blog throughout the early 2000’s but it was never really a functioning website http://web.archive.org/web/20120421154501/http://dan.com/

    Then some time after 2010 he posted totally random stuff there:
    "Unicorns are way cooler than spaghetti. … hi from dan … yes, its still me … no, you cant buy this domain. … that will be all … now really though, go read about the unicorns." [screenshot below]

    33.png

    Fast forward to early 2019, he listed the domain for sale... Where? You guessed it, on Undeveloped.com itself as evident by the site links in footer etc. (Undeveloped was Dan's old domain for those who don't know)
    http://web.archive.org/web/20190427184000/https://dan.com/
    32.png

    And a company representative apparently made an offer and bought it from this anonymous man, and moved their new popular platform to it.

    Some questions remain of course, like how much they paid for it, etc.
    Cool story, right? Well @DAN.COM
     
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2021
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