back to article How's the great dot-thing gold rush going? Well, just sold for $100,000

The domain name has been sold for $100,000 (£62,600), marking a growing acceptance – and value – in the market for new top-level domains. In a novel move, the owner will also pay the domain's registry operator through an installment plan: 10 percent each year for the next decade, with no interest. "It …

  1. Ole Juul

    dot boring

    Like a lot of people, I generally just use Google instead of typing a whole address. That gets me even faster to any number of easy to recognize names whose dot whatevers aren't really of interest to me anyway.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: dot boom

      and good luck getting regular payments out of a dotcom company over a decade.

      Almost certainly going to be bust by this time next year (or however long it takes for VC funds to run dry)

  2. FartingHippo

    How much for

    Just askin'.

    1. baby harp seal club

      Re: How much for

      Actually I registered

      (and created a reg account after 14 years to post the fact)

  3. I ain't Spartacus Gold badge

    I'd like to register:

    Is that available?

    We've just had the email through offering us .xyz, from our usual registrar. At least they seem to be charging normal prices - altough I'm not interested.

    But I'm confused by the other new gTLDs. They're all charging silly money, like £30 a year, some even more. And yet all they're offering me is dot.crap. I can get a for a quarter of what they're charging.

  4. frank ly

    If I can afford it, I must be?

    "At the other end is dot-rich "the world's most exclusive address" where all domains start from $2,500. "

    That is totally and laughable.

    1. Cliff

      Re: If I can afford it, I must be?

      Aren't all domains, by definition, unique hence exclusive?

    2. Williamjack

      Re: If I can afford it, I must be?

      Not at all. Even you can find dot-rich domain in only 9$. But the main thing is buying a brand domain like is a brand now if you will buy these types of domains so it will definitely be expensive.

  5. Tim 11

    algorithm for naming your new product or business

    1. think of a catchy name which sounds unique

    2. check whether <catchyname>.com and <catchyname> etc are still available

    3. if not, repeat step 1

    4. register all the <catchyname> domains you want for $10 (or less) each

    1. tmTM

      Re: algorithm for naming your new product or business


      Wait that one's been done.

  6. Tom 38

    .london broke our intranet (sort of)

    We use levels in our hostnames to indicate location, eg is in the London DC. Our previous DNS config was search, so that you could type ssh to go to

    When .london went active, this broke all these short host lookups. We had to change our DNS config to search (+8 others), which means 8 DNS requests instead of 1, and change everything everywhere to use either FQDN or very short names, and remove any duplicated host names across sites.

    I still don't see the purpose of them. It's never going to be '' or '' is it?

  7. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward,,,, Old,,, Model,,,

    1. T. F. M. Reader Silver badge

      Re:,,,, Old,,, Model,,,

      You forgot Oh, wait, you can't talk abut it, can you?

      1. Cliff


        TFMR - That made me smile on an otherwise bland Wednesday morning, thank you :)

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