Democ­racy(.com) is up for sale at $300k

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - Times Trends -

It’s hap­pen­ing. Democ­racy is of­fi­cially up for sale. The do­main name Democ­ is be­ing auc­tioned off this month, and it can be yours for a hefty price. The bid­ding, hosted by Her­itage Auc­tions, which spe­cial­izes in the sale of col­lectibles, be­gins at $300,000 and closes at 5 pm on Oc­to­ber 25. Do­main names, es­pe­cially those com­posed of sin­gle words or phrases, can be in­cred­i­bly ex­pen­sive. In May, a blockchain com­pany bought for $30 mil­lion, ac­cord­ing to the busi­ness that sold it. In 2010, a mar­ket­ing com­pany bought In­sur­ for nearly $36 mil­lion and CarIn­ for nearly $50 mil­lion.

To the win­ner goes a rare piece of prime in­ter­net real es­tate. Tal­mage Coo­ley launched the plat­for­mout of frus­tra­tion with what he saw as the ris­ing in­flu­ence of mon­eyed in­ter­ests in Amer­i­can pol­i­tics. The prob­lem, as he saw it, was that democ­racy in Amer­ica was for sale. Now, Democ­ is.

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