First Domain Name Ever Bought Acquired By XF.com – Symbolics.com Switches Hands
Congratulations to my good friend and domain investor Aron Meystedt on his acquisition of Symbolics.com. This is a piece of history changing hands after almost 25 years owned by the same company. The domain name was the FIRST name to actually be purchased by a private entity and is a prize that many have wanted but never been able to acquire. If you know Aron you will understand when I say this could not of happened to a better person, they really do not get any better as a person or businessman. I am still amazed though that he was able to pull this acquisition off.
I spoke to Aron 3 minutes after he acquired it since we had plans to get together to chat and do dinner that evening and he was busy working with his team putting the site together for Symbolics.com, once he told me what he bought I was floored. I have got to say it was a bit cool knowing I was the absolute first to know what he had pulled off. But I was sworn to secrecy, at dinner that night we talked about the fact that this one of the top pieces of history on the web, when it was announced it needed to be done in the right manner. If you wanted to own the domain name that started this world we live in everyday this would be it.
Here is the story as first broke on DNJournal: Symbolics.com DNJournal Story
And also Techcrunch.com : Techcrunch Story