One Internet domain owner is taking advantage of Google Reader’s impending shutdown.
According to thenextweb.com the owner of RSS.com plans on selling the domain name for $200,000. In 2009, Ron Sheridan bought the domain for $125,000, domainnamewire reports.
Right now, the website sits empty with a splash page describing plans for a future “high quality RSS reader, married to a crowd sourced, crowd curated RSS feed directory.”
If Sheridan doesn’t have any buyers for the six-figure sum, he says he might start a Kickstarter campaign to help bring more attention to the site, thenextweb.com reports.
This isn’t Sheridan’s first website. On his LinkedIn profile, he’s listed as the co-founder of Oversee.net and the co-founder of a photo sharing website, Pixt.com.
IBTimes reached out to Sheridan who has yet to comment on the sale of the domain.
Although the price seems extravagant, domain names have sold for millions. One of the most expensive ones ever sold was Insure.com for $16 million back in 2009.
On March 13, Google Senior Vice President posted a blog announcing Google Reader’s July 1 shutdown. Most recently, Feedly has become a popular alternative RSS reader to Google Reader, Lifehacker reports.
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