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Labeled as discuss in General Domain Discussion, started by Cmon wilson, Apr 25, 2020

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  1. Cmon wilson

    Cmon wilson Established Member

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    1. The first registered .COM domain name was Symbolics.com:

    WOW ! 1985 to be officially !..i wonder what the worth on this bit of history is today..

    2. 63 characters being the limit as ffar as im aware:


    hmmmm best be creative minded to even attempt such madness haha, but im sure there are a ffew out there right..

    3.Almost half of global TLD's are .com domains:

    well as things stand im sure thats going to change in the near future haha..

    4.At the end of 2019, 1,517 different domain extensions or TLDs existed:

    plenty of opportunity..

    5.Panama has over 2 million registered domains:

    cool..

    6 .site launched in 2016 and had over 140,000 domain registrations in a single day:

    say what !..i wonder if this is a strong extension to date or has it declined maybe..

    7.Elon Musk purchased the domain name Tesla.com for $11 million in 2016:

    such a simple name right ..4 years on tesla being the 2nd most valuable automotive company in the world it seems elon musk is a wise man hahaha..

    8. It is said that Google.com was supposed to be googol.com but due to some errors the domain Google in 1998:

    i wonder if this name googol has been taken now then ..

    9.strongest registration growth globally for new domain extensions between the year 2016-18 was russia with 622.3 % compared to germany with 55.5%..

    well its always the russians right?.. well hope you enjoyed, please comment below on your thoughts :)





     
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  2. gilescoley

    gilescoley Top Member PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Googol.com was registerd in 1995, 2 years before Google.com :xf.smile:
     
  3. Cmon wilson

    Cmon wilson Established Member

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    wow i wonder what sort of company is using it
     
  4. gilescoley

    gilescoley Top Member PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Just go to it, you will see, nothing. Its not worth anything just because its similar to Google

    Google do own Googel though
     
  5. Cmon wilson

    Cmon wilson Established Member

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    awhh ill google it now :xf.wink::xf.laugh:
    that wouldn't surprise me really
     
  6. gilescoley

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    Just put Googol.com in your browser, it has no site

    Use https://au.godaddy.com/whois to see who owns a domain and when it was registered
     
  7. Cmon wilson

    Cmon wilson Established Member

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    hmmm wonder what its being used for ..if owns it im sure it still be worth millions if was to be sold ..but im sure that would never happen due to the very easy sounding similarity i guess and would cause chaos!!
     
  8. gilescoley

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    You have it wrong, it does not work like that, its not worth millions

    The same as Onstagram.com or Twutter.com are not worth millions becaue they are simialr to a big conpany name
     
  9. Cmon wilson

    Cmon wilson Established Member

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    yes i understand that but if its owned by google wouldnt it be worth maybe a fair bit?
     
  10. Samer

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    Go to Symbolics.com now

    it acts as an internet online museum :xf.smile:
     
  11. Cmon wilson

    Cmon wilson Established Member

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    yes very cool that !! its now owned by a very small investment company it seems .
     
  12. gilescoley

    gilescoley Top Member PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I was referring to Googol.com, this is not owned by Google. Googel is just owned by them as a defensive reg, it would get a lot of type-in traffic
     
  13. wurdd

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    May be a fair bit would not you say?
     
  14. Samer

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    it’s not price so much as Musk’s Perseverance.

    Musk tried buy Tesla.com for over a decade.

    Musk said in 2018 cost $11 million, and took "amazing effort," get Tesla.com off Grossman.

    Musk also had to buy the trademark for Tesla, bought from Brad Siewert in 2004 for $75,000.
     
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  15. Cmon wilson

    Cmon wilson Established Member

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    to be fair musk aint short of money is he
     
  16. gilescoley

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    And dont forget, in October 2002, PayPal was acquired by eBay for US$1.5 billion in stock, of which Elon received US$165 million. Before the sale, Elon was the company's largest shareholder, owning 11.7% of PayPal's shares. :xf.smile:
     
  17. Cmon wilson

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    hmm thats interesting.. look at this :
    The Creators Are Also Known As the Paypal Mafia!!
    The company came into fruition when some employees left eBay to start their own thing. They’re then called the PayPal Mafia, which come to think of it, is pretty apt. Up until today, people still call the founders Paypal Mafia. .. pretty cool name haha
     
  18. Bob Hawkes

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    Yes the word googol existed long before Google, meaning 10^100, a very big number :xf.smile:. It was invented in 1920 by a 9 year old who had a mathematician uncle. Hmmmm that is a story I must share with my grandchildren!

    As the story goes, the early founders of Google got the spelling wrong when they were registering the domain name but it seems to have worked out well for them :).

    While it is super cool to own one of the oldest names, back in extremely early days you did not need to actually pay for them, but did need to provide by registered mail, proof of your association with that name, as I understand it. Then a bit later it went to the register two years at $50? per year, which in dollars back then was a lot. That is why some of the earliest domain registrations were not what we might consider the most valuable terms today. Not only a long time ago, but it had to be the name of something. Still ultra cool to own any of them.

    Bob
     
  19. Cmon wilson

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    fascinating stuff there!!! if want more of this please follow me .. also could do with all tips possible from you experts :) DM me if you have the time thankyou
     
  20. wurdd

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    I want more of this, please let us know here in this thread.
     
  21. Cmon wilson

    Cmon wilson Established Member

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    were we all tonight?
     
  22. wurdd

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    Yes, tonight.
     
  23. Reddstagg

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    Good morning,

    So technically, does that mean that Google could have been issued with a UDRP as their name was confusingly similar to Googol?

    I think they were lucky and I would have awarded against them.

    Live and learn.

    Regards,

    Reddstagg
     

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