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discuss meta.com (META.COM) (EDIT: was) for sale @ DAN.com

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I just noticed that the domain name

meta.com
META.COM


is offered for sale (make offer) on domain name marketplace DAN.com, see (red marked) screenshots below.

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The domain name is listed by "Domain seller" (standard name as long as you don't change it).

Is it an old listing?
Is it an error?

or

Was the rebranding of
Facebook Inc., to Meta Platforms Inc., just a marketing gag?
(I don't think so.)

Maybe @DAN.COM wants to reply.

 
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I don't know.

Another possibility is that the domain name (meta.com (META.COM)) is not / was never owned by Zuckerberg('s companies) and he (they) currently have just a referral agreement with the owner as long the owner doesn't sell it which could mean the listing is genuine (although hard to believe).
 

nononsense123

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I don't know.

Another possibility is that the domain name (meta.com (META.COM)) is not / was never owned by Zuckerberg('s companies) and he (they) currently have just a referral agreement with the owner as long the owner doesn't sell it which could mean the listing is genuine (although hard to believe).
🤣🤣🤣
 
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🤣

It's an absurd theory, I know - but ... can you exclude it?
Do you have any proof that the domain name is owned by Zuckerberg(s company/ies)?

I can't / don't.

All I know is that the domain name ...

- was forwarding to the .org version and that it
- is forwarding to a facebook.com subdomain and that it
- is listed on sale at dan.com now

... so there is enough room for speculation (it's entertaining).
 
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The listing (itself) was actually real (as we can see).

The point is we don't know the circumstance / reason how / why it got / was listed (and for how long it was already listed before I noticed it), it's just an assumption to say "fake" / "scam" / etc. without knowing it.

Maybe it was indeed the (old / undeleted) listing by the former owner (although hard to imagine as it would have been detected already as I assume).
 
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METANEWS (news about news):

I got informed by nP that this thread was moved from its "News" forum (where I originally published it as it is a documentation about a discovery and not a domain name I offer for sale) to the "External Domain and Website Sales" section.

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Interesting logic, I would love to understand it.
 
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Just for clarification:

Since this thread was moved from the "News" subforum to the "External Domain and Website Sales" subforum, I now feel compelled to point out that ...

... I am not the owner of this domain name
... I am not offering it for sale
... I don't have any resell right with the owner (I do not even know for 100 % who the owner is (although I assume it is Mark Zuckerberg('s company/ies)).

This thread is only an informational documentation about something that happened within the domain name industry.
 
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UPDATE

Just for clarification:

Since this thread was moved from the "News" subforum to the "External Domain and Website Sales" subforum, I now feel compelled to point out that ...

...

In the meanwhile this thread got moved (another time, at this time) to the "Domain Selling and Domain Sales" subforum.
 
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