George W. Bush library picks up its domain name for $35k
File this in the “Ouch” category. Not keeping track of domain name registration info can cost big Texas bucks. George W. Bush’s presidential library domain name has been repurchased after a Web development company accidentally let it expire.
Raleigh, N.C.-based Illuminati Karate paid less than $10 for the http://www.GeorgeWBushLibrary.com domain name and sold it back earlier this year for $35,000 to the library’s contracted Web developers, Yuma Solutions, said George Huger, lead Web developer for Illuminati Karate.
Illuminati Karate paid less than $10 for the GeorgeWBushLibrary.com domain name and sold it back earlier this year for a premium.
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The name was originally bought for $3,000 in March 2007 for use by the presidential library. The name is now safe until 2013 when it next expires.