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  1. #1
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    Single letter web address

    Who will be the first to get a single letter domain name?
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    The only way they can sell the remaining single digit domains, is some kind of auction. The interest would be massive, and most domains going in the large 6 figure catagory, imo.
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    Post Single Letter Domains may be Released Again

    Interesting Jon Postel registered the original single letter domains before the Web was created - they may be returning again



    http://news.com.com/2061-10796_3-5974204.html

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    He he he, and we'll have TM holders with deep pockets fighting one another for
    them.

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    I would imagine 7 figure numbers for these
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lumix
    Who will be the first to get a single letter domain name?
    You mean "who will be the next." It's too late to be first; six are already registered:

    _"q.com": Jumps to Qwest Communications International Inc. (Q)'s "qwest.com."

    _"x.com": Goes to eBay Inc. (EBAY)'s PayPal site. X.com Corp. is PayPal's former name.

    _"z.com": Reaches Web page for Nissan North America's Z sports cars.

    _"i.net": Used by I.NET, a domain name registration company.

    _"q.net": Registered to "Q Networks," though Web site appears inactive. The Internet Archive last recorded activity at the domain in 1997.

    _"x.org": Home page for X.Org Foundation, which maintains graphical interface technology for Linux and Unix computers.
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    "a.com" registered to a user that happened to plop down $5 at Yahoo?
    *very* unlikely.

    Nope, it will be unfair to "normal" users, and a big expenditure for major players.
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    "Just visit our website: a.com"

    How easy would that be to remember.... I want!

    It might confuse some noobies to the internet because it's not a common thing. (just a guess)
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    I wish I'd gone domain prospecting in 1995. I'd be much richer now. It's still not too late. Single, two or three letter domains are still available for some wayward tlds like .fm and .jpn.com and .in and stuff. Grab them I say, ten years from now they'd sell for a fortune.

    I wonder how many three letter domains are still available ending in .com ...I might use an automated script and credit card number to register them all :|

    Back on topic, here's a 'one letter domain for sale' http://cgi.ebay.com/INCREDIBLE-1-one...QQcmdZViewItem

    is that even a letter now? alt176 lmao
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    How many 3 letter .coms are left? None, and for some time now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VolkNet
    It might confuse some noobies to the internet because it's not a common thing. (just a guess)
    But noobies don't know what's common and what's not, do they?

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    he missed 6 names with his mass registration

    i wonder why those single letter original owners didnt think of regitering couple of names like A.com atleast.

    only X and Q was regied on 2 TLDs x.com/x.org q.com/q.com
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    My personal thought on this, would be for ICANN to sell $10 lottery tickets. Draw the names, if you get chosen, the domain is yours. I know business is business and "fair" doesn't belong, however, this would be the only truly "fair" way of dishing them out.
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