Years before Groupon was even in existence, back In October 2007 Microsfot shelled out a reported $50 Million Dollars for the Shopping site Jellyfish.com
Today the domain name doesn’t even resolve, unless as Mike below points out you type in the address as www.jellyfish.com.
If you type in just Jellyfish.com into your browser the domain does not resolve.
While this is an pretty programming basic, to allow resolution of a domain with the www. and without Microsoft seems to have forgotten it despite spending $50 Million to acquire this property just a few years ago.
With browsers getting smarter all the time, people are going to be typing the shorter version without the www into the broswer so its essential your domains resolve either way.
Now here for your general knowledge is some background on JellyFish.com
“Jellyfish launched the first beta version of service in June 2006, after receiving an initial seed round of investment from its founders, Brian Wiegand and Mark McGuire, and Kegonsa Capital Partners.“
“In a press release, Kegonsa Capital Partners said that it acquired 25 percent of Jellyfish.com’s stock for about $600,000 in February 2006, and made 15 times its seed investment with the deal.“
“On October 2006, Jellyfish raised an additional 5 million dollars in funding. According to their founders, Jellyfish has 1,000 retailers advertising more than 5 million products”