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Yahoo Putting Trove of Web Domain Names Up For Sale

(File photo by Ed Fischer)

(File photo by Ed Fischer)

Ian Bush Ian Bush
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By KYW technology editor Ian Bush

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — If someone has already snatched up your-name.com, Yahoo might have the answer for you: the Internet search firm is offloading hundreds of stockpiled web domains this week at auction.

Yahoo has been sitting on site names that include funnierthanyou.com and bluestown.com.  The company says it now wants to give “creative people, businesses and entrepreneurs” the chance to “do something great with them” — maybe to “spark…new ideas or companies.”

Some of the cheapest domain names coming available have a local flair.  There’s knowphiladelphia.com and knownewjersey.com, each going for between $1,000 and $4,000.

The same price could get a successful boozy blogger storiesontherocks.com.

And an Edward R. Murrow enthusiast, or someone following in his footsteps,  has the chance to grab seeitnow.com – for at least $5,000.

Policescanner.com could be collared for $10,000.   And the tab for sandwich.com will also set you back five figures.

The priciest domain — starting at $1 million — is av.com (as in audio-visual or aviation, perhaps).

The Yahoo names are on the block at sedo.com until next Thursday.

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