Facebook registers some Graph Search domains, but the exact domain doesn’t matter

Company gets FacebookGraphSearch.com; GraphSearch.com is for sale.

Yesterday Facebook registered domain names for its new Graph Search.

Specifically, it picked up FacebookGraphSearch.com and other extensions of the same domain.

It did not, however, buy GraphSearch.com.

That domain was registered in 2001 and belongs to Visicom Media Inc.

It’s listed for sale on Sedo.

And people are definitely paying attention. As of right now, the domain shows 32 offers, 132 visitors to the listing page, and nearly 1,700 visitors in the past 30 days. I bet all of that activity happened in the past 24 hours.

But here’s the thing: Facebook doesn’t need to buy this domain.

Where are you going to use graph search?

On Facebook.com.

I can see no reason why you’d go to graphsearch.com to use something that will be an integral part of the experience on Facebook.

The only “bad” thing I can see from Facebook not owning this domain is it getting into the wrong hands. Like some class action lawyer who wants to file a privacy lawsuit over the new feature.

Comments

  1. says

    What a shock to the owner of GraphSearch.com. I wonder if they know what’s going on. I’d love to wake up one morning and find that one of my domains is now a popular word or phrase, with traffic spiking and offers coming in! The domainer dream.

  2. Ron says

    It comes, and goes in a second, the resellers will never give him what he expects, and the one who he wants it to buy it, will ignore him till him, and his domain are both dead.

  3. Mike says

    LOL, yep I think Ron is right there. The resellers were likely hoping he didnt know about Facebook’s new search.

  4. Ron says

    Just so you guys know facebook bought socialgraph.com for $1500 a while back, they pretended to be a poor student in doing so, and the guy was pretty floored when he did a whois.

  5. Louise says

    But I get what you mean – Graph Search dot com, though it can’t be trademarked, would be invaluable for Facebook to own . . .

  6. Matt says

    Not for Facebook, but…
    SocialGraph domains with all extensions will be good and worth a lot for marketing agencies.

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