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#7 This Website is For Sale

December 31, 2014

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Show Notes

This week we enter the mysterious, Byzantine underworld of domain sales, where people make money speculating on the website naming market. A few years ago, the owners of the popular journalism website longform.org blundered into this world when they innocently tried to procure longform.com. In this episode, we find out about their misadventures, and we hear from the Derek Jeter of URL purchases. 


The Facts:
Longform has its own podcast, "A weekly conversation with a non-fiction writer or editor on craft and career." 



You can listen to it here. Our theme song, and the two other songs from this episode, are by the mysterious Breakmaster Cylinder. Our ad music is by Build Buildings


Further Reading:
Here's an article by domain aficionado 



Michael Berkens. It's about a guy who smoked too much weed and spent over $5,000 on domains.