NameSilo

Valuable 3 Letter IRC.COM acquired by London Trust Media

Labeled as sales in Domain Industry News started by anantj, Jun 24, 2018.

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  1. anantj

    anantj Active Member VIP

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    London Trust Media has acquired irc.com with plans to start a new and improved IRC service. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to determine the exact date or price of the sale.

    Visit IRC.com for the new owner's plans for the domain and service!
     
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  2. Domaineer1

    Domaineer1 Established Member

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    IRC.com? AKA Internet Relay Chat? I'm surprised that domain wasn't with an end user ages ago. Congratulations to the seller!
     
  3. BrandMart

    BrandMart DomainBugle.com VIP

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    Future for IRC looks good.
     
  4. Domaineer1

    Domaineer1 Established Member

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    It would be interesting to know the sale price. It's a VCC .com and it's an acronym that has a well establoshed meaning and a whole community around it (there's IRC's all over the internet. I feel $xxx,xxx to $x,xxx,xxx for the sales price but I could be wrong since I'm rather new to this.
     
  5. Jason.tv

    Jason.tv Active Member VIP Trusted Contest Holder

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    I don't get it'; why did he need irc.com to revive irc? Anyone who knows irc does not need domain names or anything in this matter to connect or revive as a community lol.

    This guy connected to Dalnet; in our terms back in the day Dalnet was lame as sh*t lol; Efnet Servers were the place to be as efnet was the piracy and legit underground part of the internet.

    If anything this guy has a better chance using irc.com as a crypto startup of some kind for decentralized chat.

    what's the next sale; bbs.com?
     
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  6. Domaineer1

    Domaineer1 Established Member

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    I read IRC.com and I love the story and the passion and I feel the story can resonate with many people. I wish the website luck!
     
  7. anantj

    anantj Active Member VIP

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    Why did Cars.com want cars.com? Why does hotels.com need hotels.com? This is one of the most powerful brands/domains for IRC. It is a direct match, easy to remember and recall, very well known abbreviation and perfectly represents what it is intended for!

    Oh and your second sentence is very wrong. You NEED a domain name to host the relay servers. How else are users going to get on the network and channels? Of course he needs a domain name and what is more powerful than IRC.com itself?
     
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  8. platey

    platey Active Member VIP

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    I like the name

    eg no one trusts them

    Allegedly
     
  9. Paul Buonopane

    Paul Buonopane CTO, NamePros CTO VIP

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    Looks like London Trust Media Holdings already owns PIA and freenode. That's a powerful combination in the IRC community. I'd love to see IRC make a comeback.
     
  10. soidav

    soidav Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    mIRC, dal.net... what a nostalgy...
     
  11. Rich

    Rich Top Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    A lot of great companies were born on this platform, like the original slack. got me missing prank radio, almost regged yorph.com a while back lol
     

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