Democracy(.com) is up for sale at $300k
It’s happening. Democracy is officially up for sale. The domain name Democracy.com 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 Voice.com for $30 million, according to the business that sold it. In 2010, a marketing company bought Insurance.com for nearly $36 million and CarInsurance.com 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, Democracy.com is.