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.