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"" Going Once, Going Twice … Sold?

As part of's Domain Developers Conference in Seattle, the domain investment and development firm auctioned off "," among other Web addresses in its portfolio of 318 genetics-related domain names yesterday. (Epik's currently hosts an abbreviated list of the company's DNA domain name holdings, here.) According to CEO and chairman Rob Monster, "owning a massive amount of Internet real estate associated with DNA sequencing, genetic mapping, and personalized medicine can be a windfall for a biotechnology company that wants to control the space and capture the associated Internet search traffic." Other dot-com domains put up for live auction yesterday? PersonalSequencing, DnaSequencingCompany, DnaMap, and both GenomeCode and GenomeCodes, among others.

HT: Center for Genetics and Society's Biopolitical Times