Rollercoaster.com

Thursday, August 9, 2001 5:18 PM
I discovered the fate of rollercoaster.com:
http://www.greatdomains.com/domains/details.asp?ListingID=107726
And yes, it was submitted to news.

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Rollercoasters are the secret of life!

http://www.woodencoaster.com
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Thursday, August 9, 2001 5:49 PM
That's too bad, but that seems a whale of an asking price. Then again, as I don't own any domains, I wouldn't really know how valuable they can be!

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Po!nt of View: A different look at Roller Coasters.
http://www.crosswinds.net/~justmayntz/thrills/
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Thursday, August 9, 2001 5:50 PM
rollercoaster.com was part of the ThrillRide! family until it was all closed up.
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Thursday, August 9, 2001 6:47 PM
That was the bid Jim Serio was looking for originally. That's not the current sell.

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Jeff
Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com
"From the global village... in the age of communication!"
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Thursday, August 9, 2001 6:52 PM
It seems like a good price. Jeff, glad yo don't think I was trying to spam. Do you think it is a good price?

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Rollercoasters are the secret of life!

http://www.woodencoaster.com
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Thursday, August 9, 2001 7:01 PM
$42,000 Dollars? What did Bob pay? I hope not even half.

Jacob
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http://www.PKIGuide.com
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Thursday, August 9, 2001 7:08 PM
I miss the really old www.rollercoaster.com site (www.worldofrollercoasters.com) which some other person owned. Thrill ride just bought it and they died, which is sad. I hope they could bring the orginal site back.
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Thursday, August 9, 2001 7:09 PM
i went to www.rollercoaster.com and it said that woc will be returning soon.
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Friday, August 10, 2001 5:26 AM
Domain names are pretty worthless if you ask me, and this is coming from someone who sold popworld.com for $100,000. The fact is, you'll get a lot of incidental traffic from a domain name, but if your content sucks or is dated (and the old WoC was bordering on ancient), people have no reason to come back.

If you're wondering, rollercoaster.com is currently registered to Jim Serio, the original WoC guy. The record is updated August 3, so I'm assuming at some point that it was under Bob Coker's name (the ThrillRide guy) and transferred back to him.

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Jeff
Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com
"From the global village... in the age of communication!"
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Friday, August 10, 2001 8:24 AM

Jeff said:
"Domain names are pretty worthless if you ask me, and this is coming from someone who sold popworld.com for $100,000

$100,000? Wow. Nice job!

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Got a problem with RWB? you've got a problem with me! Rollercoasters are the secret of life!
http://www.woodencoaster.com
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Friday, August 10, 2001 12:37 PM
Well I bet that 100,000 dollars went to the bills of running these sites, hosting for Coasterbuzz and Guidetothepoint costs a lot of money.

But I also bet some of that money went to other things, heh. ;)

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Ryan, the SFWoA.com Dude
[url]http://www.sfwoa.com[/url]Contributers Needed!
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Friday, August 10, 2001 1:59 PM
42,000 doesn't suprise me. I was in the bidding wars very very early in this and as soon as they gave an estimate of 40,000 I was gone. No way am I going to spend more then 1G for a domain.

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"And then you say oh what a lovely tea party."
-Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
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