It looks as if the current economy crisis has had no effect on the web domain business.

RSS.com, a parked web domain, is up for sale in an online auction but don’t get too excited because the starting bid for this auction is at least $750k.

This will be an interesting one to watch because unlike sites like sex.com or utube.com who get lot of traffic due to their names or because of misspellings, nobody is actually visiting rss.com.

Google’s index has more than 4 billion pages related to "rss" but the domain rss.com is nowhere in the top 100 results despite such a good name. No wonder, this site gets no more than 700 unique visitors a day.

The domain rss.com is probably a good fit for groups that are maintaining the RSS specification or for companies who are in business of building tools related to RSS technologies like Newsgator or Google (they have FeedBurner) but let’s see if anyone is willing to pay such a heavy premium.

If you were given a chance to grab rss.com for free, what you do with the domain?


What is RSS? Credit: Common Craft