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Domain Demand


eBay fanatics, this one’s for you


International Research Center has announced its Great Millennium Biotech Domain Name Auction, through which it hopes to sell 174 biotech-ish domain names at prices ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 each.

Mark Goldstein, an engineer and high-tech consultant who spends his spare time thinking up and staking out unclaimed URLs with the help of his linguist wife, says he’s been compiling the collection for two years and has laid out about $10,000 to claim these domains and others.

The auction, at BiotechDNA/lots.html, goes till December 14. Here are ads for the kinds of companies we guess would bid on his lot.


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