SJ Mercury/AP: Prices skyrocket for choice Internet real estate

“As the Internet continues to sprawl, virtual locations once
available for a $70 registration fee now command thousands, even
millions of dollars.”

“Expect to pay dearly for Web addresses that are easy to

“Simply put, the best words are gone. There is a cottage
industry buying and selling… domain names…”

““It’s estimated that 97 percent of names in Webster’s has
been registered,”
said Tim Pluma, director of sales and
marketing at name broker GreatDomains.com.”

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