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01|11|2011 06:04 pm EDT

Farmers Bureau Sold Domains for $8.5 million, Including fb.com to FaceBook

by Frank Michlick in Categories: Domain Sales

While Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of FaceBook had revealed on November 15th, 2010 that his company had purchased FB.com from the American Farm Bureau Federation, he did not reveal the purchase price. However the Bureau revealed today on their annual meeting that the organization earned $8.5 million USD by selling a couple of domain names. According to the report, they are is barred from identifying the buyer. The Federation now uses fb.org as its Internet address “but may own four dozen domain names related to farming“.

[via Reuters]

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