‘”OK Boomer” is a catchphrase and internet meme that gained popularity throughout 2019, used to dismiss or mock attitudes stereotypically attributed to the baby boomer generation.’ – Wikipedia
The term “OK Boomer” has become hugely popular in the last few weeks. It has become such a popular phrase over the prior weeks that the New York Times published an article about the impact of the “OK Boomer” catchphrase. This Google Trends graph shows how the popularity of this term jumped out of nowhere in October of this year:
With this phrase seemingly coming out of nowhere, you might be surprised to know that the matching OKBoomer.com domain name was created in August of 2018. In looking at DomainTools Whois History tool, the domain name was first registered in 2007, left for expiry, and then registered again in 2015, before deleting once again. With the popularity of OK Boomer, you would probably not be surprised to know the OKBoomer term is registered in 79 extensions, according to the DomainTools search tool. That’s a lot of covfefe!
What might surprise you then is that the OKBoomer.com domain name recently expired, and it is currently in Pending Delete status, according to the Most Active Pending Delete Backorders email I received from NameJet. While this domain name will be available for any drop catch services to try and grab, there are currently 25 bids for the domain name at NameJet alone. I am sure there are also bids at DropCatch.com and other backorder services that will try and catch the domain name for customers.
I would not be surprised to see this domain name sell for four figures in auction (or perhaps even more), but I would imagine its shelf life will be very short.