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The 7 - CRZ's World - EBAY OF THE DAY: How much is yourname@netscape.com worth to you?
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#1 Posted on 12.1.04 1425.18
Reposted on: 12.1.11 1425.37
As part of a charity fundraiser for City Year (cityyear.org), Netscape is auctioning off 226 common account usernames - and thus, (firstname)@netscape.com email addresses. I think they'd only used netscape.net for consumer offerings up to now?

Opening bids are $9.95 each. The current priciest name is - go figure - "john," at $540 (cgi.ebay.com). Considering you get a year of "free" service included with it (value allegedly $119 @ $9.95/mo), it's not THAT much of an investment to get a "prestige" name, I suppose...

If you happen to score one for the minimum bid, it's probably better to think of it as "Buy one month, get eleven free!"

"chris" is currently $55 (cgi.ebay.com), but I already have the prestigious chris@xo.com thanks to working for the company that originally had the domain name before it passed into the current XO's hands. Let me tell you that all having a prestige email address is REALLY good for is collecting staggering amounts of spam from bruteforce attacks. ("christopher" is going for a much more reasonable $11.64 (cgi.ebay.com), in case you weren't bored by now)

Anyway, these auctions end on the morning of the 15th (Thursday).

Would you like to learn more?
See 'em all, ordered by name (cgi6.ebay.com)
See 'em all, ordered by price (cgi6.ebay.com)


(edited by CRZ on 12.1.04 1227)
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#2 Posted on 12.1.04 1648.47
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They aren't even selling my name. Bastards. At least they aren't selling 'Kurt' or 'Curt' so those guys can suffer too.

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#3 Posted on 13.1.04 0102.01
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Son of a whore, mine's going for $61. And to someone who just registered, too. Dope. -_-
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#4 Posted on 13.1.04 0929.47
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Hmmm...$37.33 for Steven, or $101 for Steve. Where's Stevie? Where's the love?

Oh yeah....somepne paid $1025 for John? Good gracious.

(edited by SOK on 13.1.04 0830)
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#5 Posted on 13.1.04 1148.07
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    Originally posted by SOK
    Hmmm...$37.33 for Steven, or $101 for Steve. Where's Stevie? Where's the love?

    Oh yeah....somepne paid $1025 for John? Good gracious.

    (edited by SOK on 13.1.04 0830)


john@netscape.com is worth over a thousand smackers...

What kind of a world do we live in...

*Note*--Call me pissed... but darryl@netscape.com wasn't even available...Damn obscure name...ha!

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#6 Posted on 13.1.04 1758.45
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    Originally posted by Socks
      Originally posted by SOK
      Hmmm...$37.33 for Steven, or $101 for Steve. Where's Stevie? Where's the love?

      Oh yeah....somepne paid $1025 for John? Good gracious.

      (edited by SOK on 13.1.04 0830)


    john@netscape.com is worth over a thousand smackers...

    What kind of a world do we live in...

    *Note*--Call me pissed... but darryl@netscape.com wasn't even available...Damn obscure name...ha!


I'd hate to be around "John" if Netscape killed their mail servers or got bought out by someone; or whatever else. There would be pure hell to pay.

But come on....$1000 for a freaking email address? He could have easily gotten a personalized email address for a sliver of that price by registering his own domains, like richmorons.org or whatever.
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#7 Posted on 19.1.04 1930.19
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I forgot to tell you after these ended like I promised!

http://cgi6.ebay.com/ ws/eBayISAPI.dll?MfcISAPICommand=ViewListedItems& userid=getnetscape&include=0& since=30& sort=4&rows=0 - final prices, sorted by price

http://cgi6.ebay.com/ ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewListedItems& userid=getnetscape&sort=3& page=1& rows=5000&since=30&rdir=0 - sorted by name

Chris went for $137.50, finishing #15. (Christopher went for only $32!)

The Top Ten:
1. John - $1025
2. Joe - $500
3. Michael - $255
4. Denise - $231.50
5. Mark - $205
5. Brian - $205
7. Jennifer - $202.50
7. Jason - $202.50
9. Mike - $192.50
10. David - $181.38

Interesting - eight dudes, two chicks.

No names went without a bid - the cheapest names where Margaret and Pamela for $20.50.
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#8 Posted on 19.1.04 2033.06
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No names went without a bid

Andrew Martin might disagree with you.
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