It was exciting to see TechCrunch cover a Domaining story today as they discussed the potential sale of Social.com at DOMAINfest Barcelona. The domain has an opening bid price of $5 million dollars and TechCrunch thought this was newsworthy despite thinking that the price itself was far too high. In the article Erick Schonfeld says, “Any takers? At $5 million? I think that’s crazy, but what do I know.”
Social.com is still owned by its original owner, Scott Carter who registered the domain back in 1997. In fact he did try to sell it for $50,000 but didn’t have any takers. The article references Jeff Gabriel’s Sex.com sale as the highest domain sale of all time and mentions that this could get in that range given that sex.com had a $1 million starting price.
There are only a few comments now but it will be interesting to see what the general public (or TechCrunch reading public) think about this domain with a $5 million price tag.
What do you think, is Social.com worth $5 million or more?