What would you pay for wtf.com :)?

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Just wondering - what would you pay for the wtf.com domain, and what do you figure is a realistic street value :)?
 
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Scooter

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What did Consumption Junction sell for? I forget.
 
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MaxPower

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Well we know the price was too high for the World Taekwondo Federation and for WTF SRL in Roumania.
A lot would have to do with the URLs Alexa rating. But ultimately a URL may be worth more to you if you have a strategy.
'Spose they ain't got no game.
 

Citybird

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What did Consumption Junction sell for? I forget
No idea, but I might be willing to spend 4-5 figures for this one as I have an idea that this would be great for and which is actually moving forward.

Although in few days I need to make final decision for the website so after that no turning back. I guess the real value depends on what someone is willing to pay :).

Well we know the price was too high for the World Taekwondo Federation and for WTF SRL in Roumania.
A lot would have to do with the URLs Alexa rating. But ultimately a URL may be worth more to you if you have a strategy.
'Spose they ain't got no game.
Thanks for the interesting insight. Well, I suppose the domain owner will get in touch with me if the valuation was attractive.
 

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What did Consumption Junction sell for? I forget.
I never went there, but this came from the Hacker News site.

Sunset on Mar 15, 2017 | parent | favorite | on: Trolling the Entire Internet
Consumption junction was the bomb. Some one needs to resurrect it, or something very similiar to it.

PaulMarcus on Mar 15, 2017 [–]
I remember it well -- it was my website.
I truly loved doing it, but the problem (presumably one all the sites of that nature had) was it was incredibly difficult to monetize. Pretty much the only customers willing to advertise over a video of someone being pooped on were porn sites, so our choice was to go all-in on porn, or have a very, very expensive hobby (monthly bandwidth bill was in the $30k-40k range). We eventually sold it to one of said porn companies, and they "solved" the monetization problem by putting an age verification system (AVS in porn-speak) on the landing page, which was ultimately just a way to bang people's credit cards.
As for resurrection, my old partner recently spoke to the current owner of the domain about re-launching it, but he wasn't interested. I hear he's a big VC muckity-muck now though, so, "S", if you're reading this, let's do a deal. The people demand to be horrified.

peterwwillis on Mar 16, 2017 [–]
Couldn't you do a deal with LiveLeak to build them an ad-fueled trending dashboard? Regular ads for the liveleak videos that aren'tfeaturing jihadi rockstars decapitating contractors, and porn ads for the videos featuring homemade gopro footage of horses boinking large women. You could pick your level of horror and get ads to match, and always have a fresh streaming pile (.....) of horrible videos you can't find on YouTube.


Sunset on Mar 16, 2017 [–]
Maybe some sort of p2p hosting decentralisation like ZeroNet? I guess people can personally fund the site directly. Maybe some sort of way for the users to "tip" the submitter and the site and the uploader split the "tip".[/TD]

Can you imagine a $30,000 -$40,000 internet bill every month?

fuuuck...
 
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Scooter

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That was 15 or 20 years ago, though.

It sold for $550,000, I just looked.
 
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I joined in 2004 when we had far less dumb questions. I've paid enough.
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Unless something has changed dramatically, which it could have, I haven't been active in a while, Jason/Brit would never sell the thing. I suspect if they were ever going to, they already would have.
 
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