Yesterday’s poll about Duck.com, which is owned by Google, got me thinking about the challenges of buying a domain name owned by a huge company. Not only can it be tough to make an offer that is substantial enough to induce a large company to sell a particular domain name, but it can also be challenging to find the right person at a huge company that can decide whether or not to sell a domain name, put a price on it, and see it through the sale process. Most large companies aren’t really equipped to sell their domain name assets.
I have bought a couple of domain names from very large companies, but I don’t believe they were in the Fortune 500. Typically, buying a domain name from a large company can be challenging and frustrating. Have you bought a domain name from a Fortune 500 company before?