What would you do with searchengine.com?

Fri 18 September 2009 14:00, Bas van den Beld

What would you do with searchengine.com?

Sometimes you are the owner of a rare url. A url that could help you rank quickly and would be a url anyone in a certain niche would want to have.

You then have two options. You can either sell for loads of money or make a very profitable website. If you owned searchengine.com. What would you do? You would probably not put a jobsearch-website on it. In Holland however, they did.

Zoekmachine.nl, translated searchengine.nl, had been registered ten years ago, but never actually was used. The wait was not because they were developing a new search engine or a website about search. The wait was for a jobsearch-site. And to be honest, not a very pretty one.

The owners feel the website is a cross over between Yellow Pages, Monsterboard (a jobsite) and YouTube. You can find video's of applicants pitching their resume, and also from companies looking for employees.


The website is said to have an investment of half a million euros. With that they built the current site. To be honest, I would have built something entirely different… What would you do?

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