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Mmmm! Pizza.com sold for $2.6 million

April 4, 2008 11:47:06 AM PDT
A Maryland man has sold the Web domain pizza.com for millions of dollars.Chris Clark, of North Potomac, says he purchased the name for $20 about 14 years ago. He sold it Thursday at an online auction for more than $2.6 million. To celebrate, he and his family held - what else? - a pizza party.

The 43-year-old native of Queens, N.Y., ran a Web site-consulting service in 1994 when he bought pizza.com hoping to persuade a pizzeria to do business with him. But there weren't any takers, and Clark maintained the Web site as a pizzeria directory ever since. He decided to sell after hearing about other big sales involving domain names.

The bidding opened March 27 at $100 on the Web site Sedo.com. The winner remains anonymous.

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Information from: New York Post, http://www.nypost.com

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