Answers.com Announces A Match Made In Domain Name Heaven

from the there's-your-answer dept

Domain name speculation has been hot for a long time, but lately, it seems, a number of companies are trying to build businesses on the backs of their domain names alone. Today, Answers.com announced the purchase of Lexico, which is the owner of sites like Dictionary.com and Thesaurus.com. The company says that the tie up will make it a leader in "online information publishing", but this is just generic corporate puffery, intended to mask the fact that the real value here is the domain names. Meanwhile, Answers.com itself, despite its relationship with Google, is not doing particularly well. It has warned of weak earnings due to "more pronounced seasonality", which again, sounds very much like meaningless corporate-speak.


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    confused, Jul 16th, 2007 @ 9:53pm

    What does this...

    have to do with Operating Systems?

     

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    Paul, Jul 16th, 2007 @ 10:09pm

    No

    A match made in Domain Name Heaven would be if anwers.com bought questions.com

     

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    Erik, Jul 16th, 2007 @ 11:35pm

    Re: No

    That's exactly what I thought this article was going to be about. The acquisition is more "neat" than a match made in heaven.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jul 17th, 2007 @ 4:06am

    Re: What does this...

    who said its supposed to have anything to do with OSes?

     

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    Anomolous Cowturd, Jul 17th, 2007 @ 4:29am

    Re: What does this...

    Think much? Read much? Nah..

     

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    Chris, Jul 17th, 2007 @ 6:05am

    Heaven? not really

    I agree with Paul. I was thinking the same thing...I think the article writer was just trying to be clever and ended up dissapointing us. should have read something like this: "Now you can get all your answers in one place" just as clever but no assumptions are made about questions.com (but i bet almost everyone that reads this article will check out questions.com)

     

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    JS Beckerist (profile), Jul 17th, 2007 @ 8:08am

    Questions.com

    Questions.com is for sale, it's a link farm right now (nothing to see...)

     

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    Chris, Jul 17th, 2007 @ 8:27am

    Re: Questions.com

    haha I had to check too

     

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    unlimitedwebhosting, Apr 11th, 2011 @ 10:24am

    Domain

    I have also checked.. This is same...But provides great info...

     

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