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February 3, 2001 4:57 PM   Subscribe

WHOIS results for AOLTIMEWARNERYAHOO.COM... (via NTK)
posted by tregoweth (11 comments total)

 
It's interesting that they registered it on 28th July.
posted by davidgentle at 9:24 PM on February 3, 2001


I don't get it.
posted by rodii at 8:51 AM on February 4, 2001


I really can't believe that.
Please help me understand this.
posted by kchristidis at 9:05 AM on February 4, 2001


Rodii: It means a possible merger between AOL-TimeWarner and Yahoo!. It could be that AOLTW just registered all merger possibilities--has anyone checked for other AOLTIMEWARNER*.com names?
posted by gramcracker at 11:22 AM on February 4, 2001


It looks like AOL has some plans for Yahoo... What those are, only they know.
posted by Neb at 11:23 AM on February 4, 2001


Well, there's at least 147 AOLTIMEWARNER domains right now. All of those are either pointless, squatted on, or only of marginal interest, except the Yahoo one.


posted by anildash at 12:47 PM on February 4, 2001


It's possible this may just be a joke. I mean, if you're willing to use your credit card to pay the $35 or so, you could register a domain and assign it over to AOL Time Warner. And nobody would be able to tell they didn't register it themselves.

In any case, I can't imagine an AOL - Yahoo merger would ever be allowed by the Justice Department, not even under the GOP.
posted by aaron at 2:11 PM on February 4, 2001



You mean like AOLTIMEWARNERWEBTV.COM?
posted by rodii at 2:47 PM on February 4, 2001


Or perhaps AOLTIMEWARNERMETAFILTER.COM?
posted by gluechunk at 3:00 PM on February 4, 2001


aaron: I agree, but if you notice that the registrar is AOL, it gives it a little more credibility.
posted by endquote at 11:23 AM on February 5, 2001


In any case, I can't imagine an AOL - Yahoo merger would ever be allowed by the Justice Department, not even under the GOP.

Why not? Just because they completed a huge merger in the last month, you think they'll be prevented from making any other big mergers? Or, do you have some external reasoning?
posted by Neb at 1:54 PM on February 5, 2001


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