Yahoo Buys OMG.com Domain Name for $80,000
Monday, August 10th, 2009
Yahoo buys popular texting term.
Yahoo (YHOO) has purchased the domain name OMG.com for $80,000.
Domain Name Wire reported the sale last week on its weekly Sedo sales wrap, but we didn’t know the buyer at the time.
OMG.com, which commonly stands for “Oh My God” in shorthand and texting, does not currently resolve to a web site. As readers point out in the comments below, Yahoo has a popular celebrity gossip web site at omg.yahoo.com.
Yahoo is not only a domain buyer, but it also sells some of the domain names it doesn’t need. In June it sold the domain name Contests.com for $380,000 at a domain name auction in Washington, D.C. It appears the domain was acquired when Yahoo bought Broadcast.com, which owned the domain name. National A-1 Advertising bought the domain name at the auction.
This week the domain LMK.com, which stands for “Let Me Know” in shorthand, sold for $58,500. It’s unclear who the buyer is, as the domain hasn’t fully finished transferring.