01 December 2005


This is such an irrelevant non-story, yet fascinating like a train wreck.
Twenty-three single-letter dot-com domain names could go on sale as early as next week if ICANN, the Internet's governing agency, approves their release at a conference this week. But the limited supply means only the biggest brands and the deepest pockets will likely have access to these long-sought-after commodities.

"Some of these letters are hot, and there's definitely demand for them," says Alex Tajirian, chief executive officer of DomainMart, a domain-name research consultancy. The most desirable letters could be worth more than $1 million, he says.
If you read on, it turns out to be a yawn...