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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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