Ten m-m-m-million for Year2000.com domain name

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from ebay - ladies and gentlemen, bidding is closed.


Ten million! Wow! Pretty good for doomer-turned-polly.

-- Nemo (noname@thistime.com), January 02, 2000


That's almost unbelievable!!! 10 Million for a domain. WOW!

I Just checked out of curiousity and if you'd like to be a multi-millionaire in say 7 years....go buy www.year2007.com seems available! Maybe not!

-- ruralwise (ruralwise@ruralwise.com), January 02, 2000.

And pollies complained about Gary North's measly ~$130 for his newsletter (available electronically if the US Post Office fails).

-- Total Doomer (sky@falling.com), January 02, 2000.

It's almost inconceivable that the bidders weren't "prank bidders". Since he set it up as a private auction -- with the bidders' identities -- and feedback histories -- hidden, it's hard to do more than SWAG at it, but even so, it's hard to believe that they were *real* bidders.

But, I think he's gonna do a giant economy sized *gulp* when he gets the bill on his credit card for eBay's final value fee. Ouch!

-- Ron Schwarz (rs@clubvb.com.delete.this), January 02, 2000.

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Final Bid of $10M for Y2K Web Site


- Bidding for the Internet domain name ``www.year2000.com'' closed Saturday at $10 million - a record if the sale goes through. The domain name is now used for a Web site run by Peter de Jager, a Canadian computer consultant who was among the first to sound the Y2K alarm. In an announcement to subscribers, de Jager and partner Cliff Kurtzman said the name has served its purpose well and ``can undoubtedly be put to better use44 in 2000.

The online auction site eBay accepted 13 offers by the end of bidding at 1 a.m. EST Sunday, according to the auctioneer's Web site. No names were disclosed and an eBay spokesman said it typically takes three business days to determine whether a bid is legitimate.

The cost of virtual real estate has been rising sharply as more companies seek a place on the Internet. The record for a domain name sale is $7.5 million. A Houston entrepreneur sold ``business.com'' to eCompanies, a business development firm founded by former Disney Internet chief Jake Winebaum and Earthlink founder Sky Dayton.

If the year2000.com sale goes through, the material on the site will be moved. Bidding was supposed to end Friday night as the new year arrived in the Central time zone. The sale was extended because eBay closed its site for last-minute Y2K testing.

-- sandi (sandihere@mailcity.com), January 02, 2000.

Year2000.com was one of my sources for info. for the last 18 mos. I had bookmarked the page where you go straight to the list of links to the daily articles/reports each day.

When I went to http://www.year2000.com/articles/NFarticles.html this morning I saw an error message I'd never encountered when going to that page. It said: Java Script Error: http://www.year2000.com/articles/NFarticles.html, line10: Date.getFullYear is not a function. What does that mean exactly?


-- beej (beej@ppbbs.com), January 02, 2000.

beej -

it means your browser is not up to date. Check out this article that was posted on a previous thread, about why so many sites using javascript show the year as '3900':

http://boa rdwatch.internet.com/mag/98/feb/bwm72.html

-- kermit (colourmegreen@hotmail.com), January 02, 2000.

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