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101 Domain Now Used as “URL Shortener”


It was just announced that was recently acquired by Francois Carrillo, and it is being used as a URL shortener of sorts for Instead of typing in, you can simply visit and end up in the same spot.

In Russian, Doma means “at home,” and it wasn’t cheap. In January of this year, Sedo reported the $7,500 sale of According to Carrillo, the domain name was acquired by his company via domain swap (using Carrillo’s eCop website), although I don’t know what was traded to get this particular domain name.

Francois owns a number of domain industry serving domain names and websites including the aforementioned,,,,, and others.

Congratulations on the acquisition.

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Comments (9)


    Not bad for $7,500 good eye.

    October 8th, 2012 at 1:38 pm


    “At Home” in Russian is “дома”, which pronouncing “doma”. In some other Slavic languages (such as Czech, Slovak, etc.) it is exactly “doma”.

    October 8th, 2012 at 1:50 pm


    He needs to improve the interface, too dark like it’s night all day long… it ain’t Halloween yet 😉

    October 8th, 2012 at 1:51 pm


    chinese people are funny… even if they live in russia.

    October 8th, 2012 at 1:57 pm


    I like … no need for doma … it’s just dumma to use doma for domaining…

    Computers and phones automatically type in once u visit it only once…

    So it’s dumma to use doma when u can just type dom and it will automatically type

    Stop changing what’s working…need to make any changes…take a vote on or read feedback

    Good Luck

    October 9th, 2012 at 12:44 am


    Pointless !!!!

    October 9th, 2012 at 4:28 am


    Hi, bad redirect! without “www” page does not redirect to, redirect work only with “www”, at least for me!
    If the domain was bought for this purpose, they should fix it.

    Excellent purchase!

    “Doma” in russian means also “homes” if change the emphasis/accent on the letter “A”

    Эти дома были построены в XIX веке
    These houses were built in the XIX century

    These homes (эти дома) – in the plural
    This house (этот дом) – singular

    If the emphasis on the letter “O”, it means “at home”.


    October 9th, 2012 at 9:45 am


      already fixed redirect…..

      October 9th, 2012 at 10:58 am


    DOMA is also the acronym for the (U.S.) Defense of Marriage Act passed in 1996.

    I wouldn’t be surprised to see a chunk of traffic based upon that.

    October 9th, 2012 at 6:30 pm

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