a2z2r.com… that’ll be £50,000 please
Recently I discovered an eBay category home to the cheekiest, confused and optimistic of all eBayers. The sub-category ‘Domain Names’ within ‘Computing’ holds a vast array of astoundingly over-priced domain names.
In January 2008 Cruise.co.uk shattered all previous UK records by purchasing Cruises.co.uk for £560,000 (roughly $840,000). Breaking the previous record of £150,000 for Recycle.co.uk in October 2007.
Despite this, modest eBay seller uk2r is aiming not to break the current UK record, but come within £60,000 of it by selling ebay2r.com for £500,000. The fact that ebay1r.com, ebay3r.com, ebay2i.com and almost every combination of this format can be purchased from a domain registrar for less than $10 doesn’t seem to daunt this seller.
Value hunters may be interested in this two for one offer, my1stcredit.com plus my1stcredit.co.uk for just £100,000, that’s only £50,000 each. If you’re on an even tighter budget then onefinfulham.com will set you back only £2,000.
In short the domain category at eBay is a joke. A moderation system should be put in place for items over £500,000 in the domain category (and any category). You’d struggle to give away a2z2r.com, let alone sell it for £50,000.