Yahoo is putting around 100 of its domain names up for auction starting from tomorrow according to an announcement made on the company’s Tumblr page. Anyone with $1,000 dollars to spare who has been dying to get their hands on batoota.com all these years- now is your chance!
The odd collection of domain names ranges from reasonable offerings such as sandwich.com to head-scratchers like laun.com and pre-digital relics like cdjukebox.net. The price to save these domains from languishing in obscurity starts from around $1,000, but climbs into the region of $1 million for particular names deemed to be of “high commercial value”.
The domains don’t seem to represents any sort of coherent collection scheme or intended side-project by Yahoo. Many of the unused domain names are thought to be largely ignored inheritances from past acquisitions, or competitive business purchases. Reportedly, some of these names have belonged to Yahoo for quite a span of time.
“Surely, creative people, businesses and entrepreneurs could come up with something great to do with them. They could even spark some brand new ideas or companies.” Yahoo attorney Kevin Kramer wrote on a blog post about the releases. Anyone who can come up with a workable business solution for “mbone.org” deserves all the success in the world.