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New Startup Hipster Gains Popularity While Hipster.com Domain Name Expires

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TechCrunch has been covering a new startup called Hipster, despite the fact that the company hasn’t actually revealed what it’s going to be or do. In fact, TechCrunch reported that the company had 10,000 signups already.

Because the company was late to the game, it operates on UseHipster.com rather than the more obvious (but way more valuable) Hipster.com. In my opinion, Hipster.com as a domain name alone is worth several thousand dollars because of it’s connotation.

Incidentally, with all of this going on right now, Hipster.com expired on January 11th and is scheduled for auction on NameJet on February 15th. There are 11 bidders, and a starting price of $2,000 should it actually go to auction.

Since the domain name was previously owned by a company called Virtual Hipster Corporation, it’s likely this is just an oversight and will be sorted sometime in the near future.


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Comments (10)

    Anthony

    Looks like they will copy one of your sites Elliot :)

    January 18th, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    jason

    it didnt expire

    January 18th, 2011 at 3:00 pm

      Elliot

      @ Jason

      As you can see from the screenshot, it did expire. Looks like they’ve renewed the domain name though.

      January 18th, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    Dan

    And for you Seinfeld fans out there, HipsterDoofus.com has been registered since 2003.

    January 18th, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    Jamie

    You beat me to the article Elliot :)

    Hipster.com was renewed earlier this morning, if not earlier.

    January 18th, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    Gino Orlandi

    I think the whole hipster thing is over anyways. Plus, there are already a bunch of popular blogs posting hipster pics and no hipster will go to a site called hispter because they dont want to be stereotyped like that. So not sure that domain could be developed into much.

    January 18th, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    Landon White

    @ Elliot

    Thanks for the up!

    I was not Hip to this before :-)

    January 18th, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    page howe

    wait til you see my new social network for 2011, its going to really blow up!!

    were looking to make some noise in the space.

    its hard to tell if we should stay silent but deadly…

    oh im killin it here guys, im here all week, tip your waitress

    Page Howe
    Fartster.com

    January 19th, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    kools

    O meant Hipster.is ot going anywhere? How much is the stock and os it moving in which direction?

    June 9th, 2011 at 11:10 am

    PH

    Wonder if this thing, like hipsters, will really ever exist…

    July 28th, 2011 at 3:52 am

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