Iraq.com is up for sale, current bid over $500,000.
The domain name Iraq.com is up for auction at domain name aftermarket Sedo, and is currently bid up to the equivalent of $560,000 USD. Eight bidders have staked a claim, but the reserve price hasn’t been met. On the plus side, you don’t have to set foot in Iraq to own a piece of the country by buying this domain. Unfortunately, buying Iraq.com doesn’t come with any oil rights.
The domain is owned by KuwaitNET Internet Services. That’s ironic, given that it was Iraq that invaded Kuwait last decade. Just because Kuwait is a smaller country doesn’t mean it can’t “own” Iraq. Ownership of the domain has changed hands frequently over the past several years.
Iraq.com currently points to a parked page, but previously hosted a web site about the embattled country.
If your pocketbook isn’t that big, perhaps you’d like to buy a piece of Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe.com is also for sale at Sedo and is currently priced at $96,500. The reserve hasn’t been met, but the domain has attracted five bidders. The domain points to a parked page. It is owned by John Quail of Great Britain.
Zimbabwe is a landlocked country in southern Africa. It is best known to the world for being under the iron grip of a ruthless president, Robert Mugabe.
Hmmm. Iraq or Zimbabwe? Neither make great purchases for tour operators these days.