Jay Westerdal blogged on Tuesday about Microsoft co – founder and billionaire Paul Allen going with a .Fish domain. Allen chose to go with SmartCatch.fish instead of purchasing SmartCatch.com. Allen registered the domain at the end of March and regged it out til 2020.
The interesting thing about this story for us here at TheDomains.com, Mike Berkens and his company Worldwide Media Inc. owns SmartCatch.com, registered in 2004. If Mike starts getting offers I think the price quote will be pretty high, but he can answer that in the comments.
Westerdal wrote “The Smart Catch program is going to be advertised in all menus and doors of the participating restaurants. The logos and URL will be getting a lot of public attention so this is good for all new TLDs.”
He also gave what he called his most important takeaway:
The most important takeaway I had from Smart Catch, is that “.com” is not the most important extension because clearly if it was, a billionaire could have purchased “SmartCatch.com” from Sedo where it has been advertised for sale for several years. Why go through the hassle of buying a domain for hundreds or possible thousands of dollars from a domain speculator when you can buy a .fish for $30 retail!