I just received an email from Pool.com announcing an exclusive auction for the domain name Namaste.com. The domain name has cultural significance, and for those who are unfamiliar with “Namaste,” here is how Wikipedia defines it:
Namaste, from external Sandhi between namaá¸¥ and te) is a common spoken greeting or salutation used in India and Nepal. It has multi-religious or else common usage where it may simply mean “I bow to you.” The word is derived from Sanskrit namas, to bow, obeisance, reverential salutation, and te, “to you.”
When spoken to another person, it is commonly accompanied by a slight bow made with hands pressed together, palms touching and fingers pointed upwards, in front of the chest. This gesture, called AÃ±jali MudrÄ, can also be performed wordlessly and carries the same meaning.
This domain name will be sold by June 3, 2010, which is less than a week away. The auction starts at $16,000, and I think it will probably sell for much more than that number. If interested, you can bid on Namaste.com via Pool.com.
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