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FAQ

  1. What's the idea?

  2. Is this for real?

  3. Is this the authentic record-breaking domain?

  4. How did you come up with the name?

  5. What makes this domain so special?

  6. Isn't this domain a little too long to be valuable?

  7. I can offer you $7,500,000, will you sell it to me?

  8. Who are you?

  9. Why are you doing this?

  10. How'd you come up with the idea?

  11. Do you seriously think someone will actually buy this domain?

  12. Who do you think will buy this domain?

  13. How long do you think this record will last once someone buys this Domain?

  14. What will keep you or anyone from repeating this feat after someone buys this Domain?

  15. What will you do with the money?

  16. How long will the domain be online?

  17. Why are you giving $2 Million to your supporters and only $1 Million to charity?

  18. Are you worried about copy-cats?

  19. Do you currently hold any World Records?

  20. Are you dedicating this World Record attempt to anyone?

 

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What's the idea?

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To break the World Record for Most Expensive Internet Domain Name by selling this domain for $1 more than the current record.

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Is this for real?

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Absolutely. Do I sound like I'm kidding?

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Is this the authentic record-breaking domain?

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Yes. this idea is 100% my own and I am the first person after Marc Ostrofsky to officially register this world record breaking attempt with Guinness World Records. Also, I have registered over 120 domains related to this world-record attempt, all of which lead to this domain. This is not a joke. Also, the Guinness category for this record is "Most Expensive Internet Domain Name." Now go to MostExpensiveInternetDomainName.com. That's how you know.

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How did you come up with the name?

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It's was a lot harder than you think. I needed a catchy name that was really easy to remember, would make a great logo, and that would grow on people the more they thought of it. I also needed a name that was self-describing as far as the record was concerned, but that did not reveal what the site the new buyer linked it to would actually be about. See, business.com is the opposite. It doesn't reveal it's the current record holder, yet it does reveal what the site is about, which does not make people curious enough to visit it. I also needed to create a completely new domain name that had no competition and that would therefore allow me to register all its variations and avoid any confusion with any other pre-existing domain name. There is no point in making it a name that might confuse people because the last thing the buyer of this domain will want is for other sites to benefit from their investment at their own cost. For example, there is no point in making it "TheRecordBreaker.com" if "RecordBreaker.com" is taken because people might forget to put the "the" in front and end up at the wrong site. Also, I own "RecordBreaking.com" but I won't make that the record-breaking domain because people might type in "Record-Breaking.com" and I don't own that. So I needed a name which would be 100% unique so I could take advantage of it and register every single variation of it myself and avoid any and all confusion. This way, no matter how people choose or remember to type it in, they will be taken to this domain. Try it out: RecordBreaking.com, RecordBreakingDomain.com, TheRecord-BreakingDomain.com, Record-BreakingDomain.com, The-Record-Breaking-Domain.com, TheRecordBreakingDomainName.com....it doesn't matter how you type it in, as long as you remember that this is the record-breaking domain, because you're going to reach TheRecordBreakingDomain.com anyway. Damn, I love that name!

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What makes this domain so special?

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The curiosity factor. See, when most people find out that business.com is the worlds most expensive domain name, then don't actually visit the domain because they know it's going to be about something BOOORING, plus, they already expected something like that to hold the record anyway. Likewise, if the record were held by CustomerService.com, no one would care. But, if the world record for most expensive internet domain name was TheRecordBreakingDomain.com, everyone would be like "What the heck?? What is that? Why would anyone buy that? How the heck can that hold the record? I HAVE to find out where this mysterious little domain leads to..." because it would be completely UNEXPECTED. And THAT'S where the value is...that's the magic touch, what I like to call the "Eyebrow-Raising, Mouth-Opening, Gasp-inducing, WOW Effect", that makes this domain so special. Curiosity is a beautiful thing...and it's going to make me and several others very rich people and give the buyer publicity they never thought possible.

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Isn't this domain a little too long to be valuable?

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Not at all. Most people in the domain name business think that only short, one word domains are of any value because they're the easiest to remember. I want to challenge that notion. My domain name is as easy to remember as many one-word domains. You only need to hear my domain name once and it sticks in your head and even GROWS on you! Plus, a domain is really worth what someone will pay for it and is as valuable as the publicity it gets, regardless of the length. And my domain will be getting A LOT of publicity. Also, the second someone buys my domain for $7,500,001, it will be worth at least that, but probably a lot more. My domain is unique, self-describing, to the point, and easily remembered...and, c'mon, it's a lot juicier than business.com! And if you ever saw it in the Guinness Book of World Records, it would SHOCK you so much, you'd actually pay it a visit it. And that's exactly what I'm going for...

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I can offer you $7,500,000, will you sell it to me?

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No. This is TheRecordBreakingDomain.com so I will not sell it for anything less than a record-breaking price.

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Who are you?

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I'm a 25 year old Internet entrepreneur who quit his day job as a boring financial consultant to make a living on the latest capitalist frontier. I hate office jobs, water coolers, being strangled by a tie, having a desk that doesn't really belong to me, working for someone else, and having to ask for permission to take a vacation. I like being my own boss. I'm as international as the Internet itself. I was born in Argentina, have a Spanish passport, yet have lived in Boston, Montreal, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, and Sydney. My first language is English although my native language is Spanish. I also speak fluent Portuguese and a little French. Just don't ask me where I'm from cuz I have no idea. I did two years of Computer Science at Tufts University in Boston but ended up with a Bachelor of Commerce and a double-major in Finance and Management from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. I have more awesome ideas than my wallet can afford, and I need to sell this domain to raise enough for my next JUICY one. And I'm not just saying that to be cute. If you want to know anything else about me, just e-mail me or ask me in the forum. I'm friendlier than a poodle.

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Why are you doing this?

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Because I can. Why not? And I'm not going to lie to you, all my life I've wanted to become a multi-Millionaire...those who know me well can attest to that...and if I can do it before I'm 30 and give millions away to my supporters and charity at the same time, even better! I will stop at nothing. I'm also doing this for the absolute adrenaline, because I love the thrill of a good challenge and, believe me, selling this domain for the record-breaking amount is going to be the biggest challenge of my life. I wouldn't mind becoming a World Record holder either. But I'm NOT doing this for my 15 seconds of fame. Fifteen seconds is not enough to get you anywhere in life. I want more.

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How did you come up with the idea?

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I was actually browsing the Guinness World Records site and saw the world record for Most Expensive Internet Domain Name. I just sat there and thought to myself, hey, that's a lot of money, but you know what, I think I can beat it and do it in a completely original way. And the idea was born right there and then. I had to come up with a domain name and TheRecordBreakingDomain.com had a good ring to it. Seriously though, why should Marc get to have all the fun and make millions from the sale of his domain name? Fair enough, he had a pretty damn good domain name. But I want to have my cake and eat it too. Difference is, I will have to MAKE mine worth millions through publicity and a great idea, not intrinsic value.

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Do you seriously think someone will actually buy this Domain?

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Of course! But not right a way, though, because the buyer will wait to see what kind of attention this gets before deciding to buy it. This is why I need your support. When you think about it, though, $7,500,001 is only equivalent to a one and a half minute television commercial during the Super bowl, yet this domain and the publicity it will experience has a lot longer shelf life, greater impact, and much more overall ZING. And here's the paradox. This domain is worth nothing unless someone buys it for the record-breaking amount. Yet as soon as someone buys it, they break the record, and instantly make it worth that much. That's what's so intriguing about it. So whoever buys it will have realized this beforehand.

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Who do you think will buy this domain?

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Maybe a billionaire who has everything in the world except a World Record. Maybe an online Casino hungry for a new publicity stunt (although I think this is even too big for the likes of the Golden Palace). Maybe even a serious multinational corporation that realizes the great bang-for-the-buck of this type of publicity and wants to put an Ad here for their latest product. Or perhaps a small island country in the Pacific looking to revive their tourism industry. The most obvious seems to be a domain registrar company seeking to establish its dominance or the very own Guinness World Records looking to claim the title and link it to its own site. Whoever it is, I am sure we'll soon find out, and the whole world will be watching.

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How long do you think this record will last once someone buys this domain?

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A VERY long time, if not forever. There is no indication that any domain is for sale at anywhere near this price. If the buyer is worried that $1 is too small a buffer to break and maintain the record, they can always buy it for more, but I personally don't think that's necessary. This is a once-in-a-lifetime concept. All imitations will be worthless.

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What will keep you or anyone from repeating this feat after someone buys this domain?

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Let me answer with a question: Have any of those Pixel pages been anywhere near as successful as the Million Dollar Homepage? No. Why not? Because none of them got the publicity it got for being the original. The Internet is hungry for original ideas. Copy cats end up nowhere. Also, once this domain is sold, that's it, the one and only record-breaking domain will already be taken. The allure for repeating it will have been lost since the novelty of the idea will no longer exist. People will shrug off any further attempts as a "copy cat" and ignore it. It will lack the publicity reserved strictly for original ideas and required for someone to pay millions. The reason this idea will have so much publicity is because no one has thought of it or done it before. Once it is done, this will no longer be the case. Plus, I've already registered all the relevant domains.

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What will you do with the money?

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Well, $2 million will go to my supporters and $1 million will go to charity. That leaves me with a cool $4.5 million and one. I'm not going to retire on an island and sip margaritas for the rest of my life, if that's what you're thinking. Even that gets boring after a while. Plus, a few million dollars may buy you security and keep you away from a desk job and having a boss, but it doesn't buy you a private jet. I want a private jet. I hate waiting in line to check in. In order to do that, however, I will need to invest those few millions into my own business to bring to fruition my many awesome ideas that will give me a return on investment worthy of a private jet. I'm not even kidding. There is so much I want to do online but I just don't have the resources yet. That will all change very soon.

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How long will this domain be online?

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Forever.

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Why are you giving $2 Million to your supporters and only $1 Million to charity?

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Because if I don't offer $2 Million to my supporters, this domain will simply not sell and charity will never get those $1 Million. And the reason I'm not pledging more than $1,000,000 to charity at this moment is because I've calculated roughly how much I would need for my next big ideas, which is around $5 million give or take. But I also want to do my part, and that's why I added TheHungerSite.com as a Main Sponsor, so it can benefit from the publicity this domain gets. Also, this doesn't mean I won't give out more to charity from my own pocket once the sale goes through, I just wanted to commit to at least $1,000,000 now.

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Are you worried about copy-cats?

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Not at all. There can only be ONE record-breaking domain. And this is it. One of the things that makes this domain so valuable is that the name is self-fulfilling. The name describes exactly what it is, without giving away what's behind it, making people curious enough to want to find out. I mean, someone could register SuperDuperDomain.com and try and sell it for $7,500,002, but it won't be TheRecordBreakingDomain.com, of which there can be only one. To ward off opportunists, however, I have registered OVER 120 other domain names synonymous with this one plus the top misspellings and typos for this domain name. The buyer of this domain will be given the opportunity to buy these other domains separately for $1 to ensure that this domain alone sells for the record-breaking amount and satisfies the requirements for a world record. Accept no imitations.

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Do you currently hold any World Records?

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No, not even close. This will be my first...but definitely not my last.

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Are you dedicating this World Record attempt to anyone?

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Yes, I am dedicating this World Record attempt to my girlfriend, Aleksandra, (sorry ladies, I'm taken ;-) and to all the young entrepreneurs out there who have a BIG and original idea but aren't sure what to do with it. In the wise words of Nike, JUST DO IT!

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