When I was hanging out in Bido’s live chat room yesterday, someone mentioned the idea about Twitter buying Tweeter.com, the domain name of the bankrupt electronics chain, Tweeter. I haven’t heard about an auction for the domain name, but I would imagine it will eventually be sold, and most likely via auction. There are a number of Tweeter-type references related to Twitter, including “tweets,” or the posts made by users, and “tweeters,” nickname of Twitter users. There is also a “tweet deck” and other Tweet-related Twitter references that continue to be created.
That said, I find it unlikely that the still unprofitable company would buy Tweeter.com, although they did just receive an additional capital injection of $35 million. In my opinion, Tweeter.com will likely sell for somewhere in the mid six figure range, based on the valuable electronics shoppers who type it in or find it via back link. I don’t think that there are many people navigating to Tweeter.com in error thinking it’s Twitter. A company like Flickr has more of a need for Flicker.com than Twitter has for Tweeter 🙂 .
It’s a valuable domain name for someone, but in my opinion, I don’t think Twitter will allocate the funds for it.