Will Twitter Buy Tweeter?


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.


  1. I don’t expect them to buy Tweeter.com, however about half of the people that I’ve heard discussing Twitter in real life pronounced it “Tweeter,” so I imagine they lose a fair amount of type-ins. Pronunciation and spelling doesn’t always transfer well from the Internet to real life and vice versa. Flickr is the perfect example, but people even had trouble with “Google” before it was a household word. A lot of these today are probably typos, but there’s 10 million results for the phrase, “search on goggle.”

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