April’s news that Blockchain.info would be managing the ‘Bitcoin.com‘ domain name for a period of five years made a splash in the community. It’s prime internet real estate, not to mention easy to remember.
A premium domain broker is now attempting to sell the revered BTC.com domain name. If the fact that a three-letter domain name wasn’t enough, it also represents the most common abbreviation of bitcoin.
So if you’re not getting the point here, it’s a rare domain, and it’s likely anything but cheap.
“Whether you’re a Bitcoin startup or existing company wishing to solidify your authority and optimize your marketing, there is no better opportunity than acquiring BTC.com,” said Jen Sale, co-founder of Domain Guardians, the company exclusively brokering the domain name. “In the right hands, this domain has the power to change the Bitcoin landscape and establish a market leader.”
Interestingly enough, domains related to bitcoin are becoming a big business in themselves. Take, for example, the recent sales of BitcoinWallet.com, which is estimated to have sold for $250,000. Another noteworthy domain sale included BTCS.com, acquired by Bitcoin Shop, Inc. for an undisclosed sum.
“For Bitcoin related companies, BTC.com is the best domain name currently available for sale that I am aware of,” says Roger Ver, a bitcoin evangelist who’s better known as “Bitcoin Jesus” in the community. “Any business using BTC.com would almost certainly catch a lot of extra attention because of this premier domain name.”
“In our fast-paced mobile world, a shorter name is always best,” said Mike Robertson, co-founder at Domain Guardians. “There’s a reason companies are buying and using 2-3 letter domain names – they are quick to type and easy to remember. BTC.com ticks all of the right boxes!”
No word as to whether or not the broker will be accepting bitcoin for the acquisition, but you can probably bet it’s going to be a pricey one!