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The Man Who Owns The Internet

June 11, 2007 by  

CNNMoney.com has published an interesting story about a man who apparently owns the Internet. No he is not Bill Gates, or Google founder Larry Page and Sergey Brin.

It’s not even the guy who many credited as the inventor of the Internet. No it’s not Al Gore.

You have probably never heard of him largely because of his nature to maintain a low profile. He owns the web by controlling the some hundreds of thousands of domain names. His is currently making an estimated $70 million a year and he is working mostly as a solo operator.

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Comment by Azmeen
2007-06-11 14:37:07

Hmmm… I don’t see him as the “owner” of the Internet.

As best, he’s probably the richest domain squatter in the world. And that’s one domain squatter too many for the rest of us decent Internet users.

Comment by Gaman
2007-06-11 16:12:13

He’s a squatter for the most part but at the same time the cm method he is using disqualified him from being one. Very clever.

 
 
Comment by Wahlau.NET
2007-06-16 16:16:51

wah…I do think there is potential in squatting in a good .com domain..as there would only be one

 
Comment by sriramkri
2007-06-18 21:46:06

wow this is interesting. u guys heard about the story with the cameroon governmentand google.cm?

 
Comment by sriramkri
2007-06-18 21:57:38

ok this is the story. lol.

 
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