Pizza.com

By Deane Barker on April 5, 2008

US man gets $2.6m for domain name: Great story here. I wonder who bought it. I imagine we’ll find out shortly, because given the amount of advertising the U.S. pizza chains do, it will likely be all over the TV in a few weeks.

A US man has sold the domain name pizza.com for $2.6m (?1.3m) – after maintaining the site for just $20 a year since 1994.

[…] Mr Clark registered the domain name in 1994, when the world wide web was just starting.

He had hoped that pizza.com would help to get a contract with a pizza firm for his consulting company.

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Comments

  1. Deane, though we should be able to figure out who the buyer was (even if there is privacy upon change), it will be interesting to see if it is an end-user or a domainer who purchased it. There are a few major domainers and domain companies who really get domains and have capitalization to pull this deal off and wait for pizza.com to reach decent end-user valuation. This name easily could have sold for $5+ million to Papa Johns, Dominos, Pizza Hut, etc.

    I would be willing to make a small side bet that a domainer/developer purchased the name and it will sit for more years with some minor development designed to mask the actual “parking” status.

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