MILLION DOLLAR HOMEPAGE
LONGEST LIST OF THE LONGEST STUFF AT THE LONGEST DOMAIN NAME AT LONG
What was the
world's first Million Dollar Homepage?
So, you're getting ready to go to University
and you have no socks, what do you do?
Alex Tew knew what to do, he registered
the milliondollarhomepage.com, divided the homepage into a 1,000 pixel
x 1,000 pixel grid and sold each pixel for $1.00, mind you you had to
buy at least at 10 x 10 block, costing $100.00 USD.
The Million Dollar
Homepage launched on Friday August 26, 2005
and a mere three days later Alex Tew had his first sale; 400 pixels.
Being the first such pixel site, the
Million Dollar Homepage grew very quickly and by the end of 2005
999,000 pixels were sold.
The last 1,000 pixels went up for auction
on eBay netting $38,100.00 and bringing the total sales of the
Million Dollar Homepage to $1,037,100.00 USD.
The idea spawned thousands of copy-cat
sites, but very few had any success and none were even close to the
success of the Million Dollar Homepage.
calculations, after paying taxes, hosting, marketing and any other
expenses, Alex Tew should have had enough left for his pair of socks.
Million Dollar Homepage
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