Travelzoo Buys Domain For A Lofty $1.8 Million

Travelzoo, a publicly traded travel site launched in 1998, has annouced that it purchased the domain “” for $1.8 million. According to Travelzoo’s announcement, will be the home of “a new information web site to be launched in Feburary”. A visit to the site itself offers a slightly less vague description:

“ will launch a new travel search engine within the next few weeks that will help you find
the best travel options. Please visit us again soon.”

The $1.8 million price tag might sound like a lot (and it is), but pricey domains are nothing new, even in the down economy: sold for $1 million a few months ago and A&T’s paid a whopping $3.85 million for in December. Of course, good domain names are no guarantee for success – let’s hope has more behind it than yet another generic travel search engine.