Over the weekend, Raymond Hackney wrote about article published on CNET about Google’s ownership of the Duck.com domain name and how DuckDuckGo CEO Gabriel Weinberg asked Google if his company could buy the domain name. That got me thinking about the value of Duck.com, a domain name with a keyword that has multiple meanings.
Duck.com is obviously a short, animal .com domain name. In addition, the word “duck” is a verb meaning to put your head down or leave somewhere quickly. It would also be a great domain name for a company like DuckDuckGo to own. They could shorten the domain name and perhaps even alter the branding. Because it is owned by Google, a company that has no need to sell a domain name, it would likely take a huge windfall for the company to let it go – especially to another company that could be considered a competitor.
Taking out the fact that Google owns Duck.com, I would like to know what you think Duck.com is worth. Feel free to share additional thoughts in the comment section.