The domain name newspapers.com and associated website is up for sale with the owner hoping to receive up to $1 million for it.
The current owner, Internet Express, Inc., has owned the domain name for seventeen years but has decided not to further develop the accompanying website, the broker negotiating the sale Cribb, Greene & Associates said. Cribb, Greene & Associates are a newspaper brokerage firm.
Currently the domain name hosts a website that is a directory for newspapers around the world.
Talking up the domain name, it is described as appearing as the first or second result in a Google search for newspapers and would be attractive to companies that own newspapers or provide services in the newspaper-related industry.
“He turned down big money for it in the old days – he had offers of $750,000 and $1 million,” John Cribb told Jim Romenesko. “My guess is that somewhere between $400,000 and a million is what he’d like to get now.”
The domain name newspaper.com is owned by the publishers for the New York Times and currently hosts the same content as the US-version of the newspaper.