Mid-2006, when Twitter was born, the domain name Twitter.com changed hands for $7,500, chief executive and co-founder Evan Williams tweeted yesterday night.
Roughly four years, 145 million users and 300,000 third-party applications later, I wonder what it’s worth today, particularly given the fact that the Twitter website still draws a massive crowd according to the same Williams.
I have no idea who the domain name belonged to before Williams bought it, or what is was used for (update: see comments if you care about knowing that sort of thing).
It does sound a heck of a lot better than Twttr, which is the name creator Jack Dorsey gave the messaging service initially (though that logo is still grand).
If you’d like to read more on the early days of Twitter, here’s a good place to start.
What’s the most you’ve ever paid for a domain name?