Good question... I dunno what is the right answer to your question. I'll do some poking around and get back to you if I got an useful answer. You should email the people at Godaddy as they probably could give you an answer..
He said it during the boom and as things have panned out he was completely wrong, prices collapsed by about 90% afterwards and are still nowhere near the levels they were at even 5 years on...
That's real interesting ThreeD.. I can see it...
Thanks for the heads up on the quote info snoop.. I didn't know...
I just happened to see that quote on the website link I included in my original post....
I heard Bill Gates has already own his ext .bg and sponsored .msn .bill .gates and .billgates applications.
I doubt that quote was from bill gates in the early 90's, he didnt even think the internet was going to take off...
Does anyone remeber MSN Network that was bound to replace the anarchy of the Internet..
Hallo @ all. I'm the owner of dnbroker.us and I am sure that the quote is from.
Bill Gates. I have it on our website for a bit longer than a year now, so I don't.
Know the source where I got the quote from anymore, but I can say that it.
Was a serious one. The quote is not from Rick Schwartz. I believe Mr Gates.
Said that before the year 2000, but I don't know the exact date and location....
I also wondered why Microsoft has not bought a bunch of generic domains if.
Gates says that they're the best investment one can make. Anyway, it is.
Possible that Bill Gates owns several good domains without being mentioned in.
I don't know how the admins here feel about links being posted to the 'other HostGator forum' so I will just say go there and visit showpost.php?p=536457 to see that in fact, this comment was made first by Rick...
I would sooner believe that was said by Rick Schwartz than Bill Gates. Either way it is still an interesting quote. Rick Schwartz has made over $20 mil with his domains..
Here's an actual quote from Bill Gates..
The way I see it is that domains are realestate. And the price is the way you go about getting it..
I woudnt be suprised if there are agents that buy and sell domains for you.
He did say that however many years ago, I am curious as to whether or not he'd feel the same way today....
"I have 100 billion dollars... You realize I could spend 3 million dollars a day, every day, for the next 100 years? And that's if I don't make another dime. Tell you what-I'll buy your right arm for a million dollars. I give you a million bucks, and I get to sever your arm right here.".
Wow this is pretty arrogant, but this is Bill Gates and with his money he can say what he wants..
What does Bill Gates know? He's only worth $XX,XXX,XXX,XXX..
OK. As we now have different opinions on the stated quote and as I'm not as sure about the quote's destiny as I've been before this thread, I thought that there is one simple solution to find out who really said that domains continue to go up in value faster than any other commodity ever known to man. Yes, I emailed Mr Gates..
Might take some time to get a reply from him, but maybe I'm lucky..
Interesting quote, to those who were wondering if he/ms owns some good names : they own some premiums, yes!.
Pfffff...bill gates thinks hes so smart.
Im smarter than the "creator of Mircosoft"..
Bill gates is smart, I'm going to be like him one day, I tried emailing him once saying I need windows xp home free..lol..
I'm pretty sure this is said by Rick Schwartz. Seen it on some internet page, something with "realestate" - maybe eRealestate.com??? I don't think Bill Gates would put it that way, and as one of the mods said, why haven't he bought up a lot of premium names then? For 100 millions he would get a lot of domains, or why not 500 million. He could get any name he likes....
If so, he should have bought a lot of vista names!..
Maybe Bill was smart because he didn't buy HostGator names?..