Mega Upload founder buys short (and expensive) domain name.
Last month I wrote about how k.im had received a $20,000 bid at Sedo, and suggested that Mega Upload founder Kim Dotcom might be the buyer.
I was right.
The Sedo auction closed for $20,000 and Kim Dotcom is now the owner listed in whois. The domain is registered at Instra, which is one of his key partners for the new Mega.
With a name like Kim Dotcom, you’d think he’d be a .com only kind of guy. He does, in fact, own Kim.com. But with his adversarial relationship with the United States, he’s been shying away from .com domains lately. (The .com registry is located in Virginia.)
.im is the country code top level domain for Isle of Man.