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March 7, 2014 and among most expensive domain sales ever

Yahoo and World Wide Web Foundation also buy to celebrate 25th birthday.

By Ben Sullivan

This week, the World Wide Web turnes 25 years old, and Yahoo and the World Wide Web Foundation have purchased the domain name (that’s 25 Ws) for $2,500 through Sedo, the secondary domain marketplace. The domain is now live and is being used as a platform for a collaboration project between Yahoo and the WWW Foundation to celebreate the web’s birthday.

Tobias Flaitz, CEO of Sedo commented: "So much has happened in the 25 years since the World Wide Web became part of the public conscious – to say that it has changed recent history would be an understatement.

"This domain is pretty special as two of the biggest names in the industry – Marissa Mayer and Sir Tim Berners Lee – are inviting people to celebrate the birthday of the World Wide Web with them. That’s got to be a once in a lifetime opportunity and I’m sure a lot of people will be hoping they are on the guest list."

The most expensive domain sold to date in the history of WWW. is, which was sold for $13 million through the Sedomarket place. Below is showed the top 25 most expensive domains purchased in the last 25 years:




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