No, Bill Gates Did Not Comment on the Value of Domain Names

A widely circulated quote purportedly stated by Bill Gates has been making the rounds for years in domain forums, on for sale landing pages, and elsewhere in the domain investment space.

“Domains have and will continue to go up in value faster than any other commodity ever known to man.”

This quote may or may not be factual. One thing that is for sure is that it wasn’t uttered or written by the Microsoft Founder and current billionaire. This opinionated statement was once shared by Rick Schwartz, who commented on how the quote came to be attributed to Bill Gates:

I doubt Mr. Gates has any idea that one of the most commonly shared quotes about domain name values has been attributed to him.

Elliot Silver
Elliot Silver
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