Vitalik Buterin : Ethereum co-founder believes dot .COM domains are boring

Vitalik Buterin

Vitalik Buterin, Ethereum co-creator.

Vitalik Buterin, co-founder of the Ethereum cryptocurrency, has been a driving force in how cryptos are perceived outside of the geek circles.

The frail looking 23 year old Russian co-created Ethereum, a decentralized mining network and software development platform, to overcome the restrictions imposed on Bitcoin.

In August, Vitalik Buterin made a statement about the valuation of domain extensions, and .com in particular, saying:

In 2017, .io and .me are hot and cool, .com is established, but stale and boring.

During the ensuing discussion on Twitter, Drew Rosener responded via his Media Options account:

.io is cool, no doubt I like it for residential RE; If you want to build a skycraper you need a solid foundation w/ a .COM #trust #security

Followed with:

Especially for crypto currency companies, I think it is irresponsible to use anything but .com because of email security & spoofing and risk

Vitalik Buterin is aware of the availability of for sale, a domain that was first registered in 2006.

The current asking price of $10 million USD for, might be prohibitive for the .com’s biggest – if not sole – potential buyer, the Ethereum Foundation.

If Vitalik Buterin doesn’t care that much about the .com, it’s because his programming and open-source background potentially defines other business priorities.

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