As a part of doing business on the Internet, Yahoo picked up a bunch of domains. They were holding onto them for a rainy day–maybe some product that never launched, or just because owning sandwich.com could be useful in the future.
Now, the company is cutting them loose. In a post to Yahoo’s blog, Deputy General Counsel Kevin Kramer said that the company will be auctioning off more than 100 domain names that the company just isn’t going to use. The domains up for offer range from the practical (webserver.com) to the ridiculous (fonzo.com) and offer a glimpse of some Yahoo products that might have once been, like chillertheater.com and irecruiter.com.
These domains won’t be going for bargain-basement prices, though. The low end of Yahoo’s reserve range starts at $1,000, and it ends at almost $1.5 million. That said, if a company just has to have batoota.com, perhaps no price is too high.
To look over the current auction inventory, check out Yahoo’s listings here. At present, only 29 of the final 100 domains are listed, and according to Kramer’s post, the remainder will be coming up during the week.
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