Sold at Public Auction
$150Bidding History: 1 bid
- Sat, 26 Feb 2011 14:41:57 EST
- Mon, 28 Mar 2011 14:44:06 EST
I am selling my domain name, re-tweet.com. I bought the domain name a few years ago, before the whole re-tweeting thing took off on twitter and was only done by a few people. Now there are a large number of sites monetizing the idea of a 're-tweet' box on their site. You've probably seen it on sites all over the place. Here's an example:
If you don't know what a re-tweet is, twitter explains it here.
I originally wrote an application that searched all tweets on twitter, and listed the top 're-tweets'. This was a way to find out what was currently going on on Twitter (this was long before the idea of trend/trending terms came about). All the re-tweets were stored in a database, and listed by the top 10 tweets of the hour, day, week, and month. Along with an active query to twitter for the random latest re-tweet done on twitter. It was a cool app, and got pretty popular for awhile there, but as twitter got bigger the server load got to be a bit much so I decided to take it down for the moment and get back to it later. Well, I never got a chance to get back into it and have this great domain name just collecting dust.
So I decided to put it up for sale so hopefully someone can get use it for it's potential.
(I still have all the code, and we could discuss my providing or modifying that you with that later, but this auction is just for the domain name)
There are quite a few successful re-tweet types sites, I believe this domain name to be second only to retweet.com in terms of the best possible domain name for this niche. Some other successful re-tweet sites out there are:
Some examples are:
There is currently a 'site' up at re-tweet.com, it's the design for my application, but since I disconnected the DB there isn't any content in place. You can check that out if you'd like: http://re-tweet.com/