Yahoo to auction off more than 100 long-lost domains this week

By Shawn Knight · 7 replies
Nov 13, 2013
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  1. Yahoo will soon be auctioning off a number of prominent domain names they own but never used through auction house Sedo. Given Marissa Mayer’s push to hone in on core services and experiences this past year, it’s a wonder it...

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  2. This is one of the reasons I wish ICANN or some governing body would retract domains that aren't actually being used to host a site. any of these domains could have been put to a better use for years, instead of parked idly and ultimately forgotten.
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  3. insect

    insect TS Evangelist Posts: 349   +132

    I'd agree except that with so many domain substrings now like .co, .org, .xxx, etc you can still get the basic name easily enough. More worried about running out of IPs than domain names right now (although most PCs support IPv6 now which solves the IP problem for a few more centuries).
  4. H3llion

    H3llion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,379   +286

    One thing I hate more then online trolls is domain hogging, I despise people who buy half decent domains out and not put them to a use, disgraceful.
    cliffordcooley and SantistaUSA like this.
  5. t3chn0vamp

    t3chn0vamp TS Booster Posts: 128   +19 !! What were they thinking?
  6. Vrmithrax

    Vrmithrax TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,352   +293

    They obviously ignored one of the basic internet commandments: Thou shalt not domain shop while extremely hungry...
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  7. I own, I haven't decided what to do with it yet. Currently it has a few static streams, but I'd may have it professionally developed. Otherwise I suppose I could sell it, or hold onto it like I usually do with domains.
  8. Shok1

    Shok1 TS Rookie

    What makes you think that anyone would have the ability to put it to better use? Someone may go with a bad idea and could put up a poor execution of a product. Or even worse, put up photos of their pet. Do you know why domains have a high price?

    1) They may have purchased it from another party.
    2) it's a valuable asset. I get offers from people everyday to buy domains from me. If I sold it to the first person that offered me $20, I'd be an ***** cause I know there would be a better offer from someone else. Do you know what that means? Its valuable.
    3) just because there are ads on a site, it doesn't mean its not being put to use. It means someone is making money on their asset by offering other goods and services.
    4) You'll never know the story behind a dead domain. There may be legal issues that can render it useless.

    excuse me for making these points but I get annoyed when people don't think about their statements.


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