#5G dot .com : A billion #dollar domain name in the future?

If you haven’t heard about 5G, it’s the future of all communications.

With speeds riding on the millimeter wave spectrum, 5G can achieve peak speeds of 20x that of 4G technology. Once the infrastructure of cellphone networks is fully upgraded, 5G is estimated to be 60 to 120 times faster than the average 4G latency.

The future of the interconnected world and the Internet, incorporates a much extended network of smart devices, forming the Internet of Things (IoT.) Our lives in the future will be catered to by a much faster network, providing high speeds and expanded bandwidth.

And that brings us to the domain name 5G.com, which has the potential to be the first “billion dollar domain” name.

Registered in 1995, 5G.com is currently in the hands of a Chinese domain broker, with more than 1,000 numeric and alphanumeric domains under management. It appears to be up for sale:

As late as in 2012, the domain 5G was in the hands of Steve Repetti, of RadWeb Technologies, who was associated with Fifth Generation Systems, a company that was acquired by Symantec in 1993 for almost $54 million dollars. We can easily deduce that “5G” stood for “Fifth Generation” at the time of the domain’s registration.

The domain 5G.com appears to have changed ownership around March 16, 2012, moving to Chinese hands. There is no information about the apparent sale, which could have been in the millions of dollars.

Could this be the first domain name with a valuation of a billion dollars, thanks to the underlying technology that restructures our future?

We’ll have to wait and see what the future brings.

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4 Responses to “#5G dot .com : A billion #dollar domain name in the future?”
  1. Adam says:

    No way, it’s a mid – high 6 figures domain name, and it will become an outdated word very quickly, in a few years

  2. DomainGang says:

    Adam – all the big cell/data players have billions of dollars in cashflow and annual revenue. There are no plans for a new protocol so expect 5G to stick around for a while.

  3. Don W. says:

    If Verizon charged each customer an extra .001c for a year they could pay $1.5 Million for the domain. Although the extension expansion over the past few years has brought prices down. I’ll go with 750k-1.5M.

    That’s my guess.


  4. DomainGang says:

    Don – No way. An 1/1000 of a cent – why not $1 extra a month? There is no chance 5g.com would sell this low.

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