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Laying claim to real estate domains

Value of 'realestatelistings.com' addresses debated
Published on Jun 9, 2009

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The auctioneer's gavel is scheduled to fall on more than 2,600 properties Thursday in San Francisco, but these "properties" aren't homes or land -- they're "geotargeted" real estate-related Web site domain names that incorporate the names of cities and places around the U.S. and the world.

Domain name auctions are commonplace, but it's "extremely rare" for this many real estate-related domain names to be offered for sale together, according to Moniker, the company that will handle the transfer of the names after the auction.

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