A few days ago, someone asked me if GeekWire had any plans for covering the royal wedding. At the time, I said there was “no formal coverage plan” unless we found some interesting Seattle angle. Well, here’s one for you. Guess who owns the Web site, RoyalWedding.com?

The holder of that domain is none other than Marchex. The Seattle company may be better known for its call advertising products, but it also still maintains a massive portfolio of domain names.

RoyalWedding.com is one of those. And while the site is pretty rudimentary in its design, it is likely to get a huge traffic boost this week as a global audience tunes in to the fairy tale wedding.

RoyalWedding.com does have a few interesting features, including a countdown clock for the big day and a photo of Middleton’s engagement ring.

Of course, the Web site also contains tons of links, including terms such as “Cheap Wedding Caterers,” “San Diego Wedding Venues” and “Hotel Wedding Venues.” (Things that shouldn’t be of concern for Kate and Prince William).

If you are looking to make a quick buck off the ceremony between Prince William and Catherine Middleton, Marchex lists the domain name for sale. Asking price was not known, but I am sure it has gone up in recent months.

Interestingly, the Domains notes that the Web site royallfamily.com sold last week for $1,877, so who knows what a properly spelled domain tied to the wedding could fetch.

We’ve asked Marchex for comment, and we’ll update as we learn more.

Now, with this news coming to light, maybe it’s time to get that GeekWire correspondent to London for the royal nuptials.

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  • http://www.puzzazz.com Roy Leban

    Oh, please. It’s a squatter site that they tossed some pictures on. Sites like this are ruining the web.

  • Steven

    How do you let a guy with a webiste call puzzazz.com comment. That has to be the worst name I have ever seen. Educate yourself and get a better name…..NOW!

    • Ben Dover

      Whats wrong with Pazzazz.com? It says I’m New, I’m Cheap and I’m late to the virtual party

  • Guest

    Congratulations to Marchex on this unique monetisation initiative! Domainers the world over ought to be proud.

    • http://www.puzzazz.com Guest


  • Guest

    Yes there’s a Seattle connection but do you really want people to know that?

  • http://www.domainnamestraffic.com Karl Jackson

    Some also just obtained the domain KateMiddleton.com. Not too shabby. :)

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