Mark Zuckerberg is at it again… he’s making people rich! But this time it’s not through Facebook or even what he’s currently working on. This time it’s about what he’s done in the past!
This is the second time Zuckerberg has worked on a web site several years back, only to let the domain expire and be picked up by some else. I guess if I was worth a few billion dollars I wouldn’t care about any domains except facebook.com either.
So what’s going? How are others making money off Mark and his old domains.
Did you see “The Social Network” movie? Remember the FaceMash web site that Mark originally created and it viral like crazy. Everyone on campus wanted to get on the web site and start rating their fellow college students. The domain for the site was facemash.com, but was actually the draft of what would soon become facebook.com
Mark let the domain expire a few years back, someone ended up acquiring, then just a few months ago someone listed it on Flippa where it sold for a sweet $30,000!
It looks like the cycle is happening again. This time it’s for the domain name that Zuckerberg worked with while he was at Harvard. The site is StreetFax.com and is currently listed on Flippa for $5k with no bids.
Lots of people are familiar with the FaceMash.com domain due to the success of “The Social Network” movie, but I don’t see the same glamor and attention for StreetFax, however many web sites and news outlets are still covering the story and listing at Flippa.
The bottom line is, everything Mark Zuckerberg touches turns to gold… even if he has lost his grip, or ownership of the project.
Even more exciting than the residual flow of wealth that comes from Mark Zuckerberg, is the ability for others to take action on grabbing these domains and trying to flip them for quick profit.
Will lightning strike twice for another domain related to Mark Zuckerberg and life before Facebook… or will this one just fizzle out?