21 Feb '14, 5pm

WhatsApp, Facebook? Interview with the man who sold the .com – Not for $19 billion dollars!

WhatsApp, Facebook? Interview with the man who sold the .com – Not for $19 billion dollars!

” Originally, I registered the domain [WhatsApp.com] in a time where the tablets and mobile phone usage was rising tremendously, and with that, the use and quest for the best apps possible, hence my idea to create a website where I would collect the best apps and possibly publish reviews. Keep in mind I have a lot of ideas, and keep producing even more of them. This idea seemed so good at the time, I registered the domain right away. Because, let’s be honest, it’s a darn good name, WhatsApp! Things at work where quite busy, so I never came around to a good concept and possible setup. I’ve had a few requests on the domain name at the time, of which only a few where serious. Jan Koum contacted me at that moment, with a request to take over the domain. Openly I told him I would only be interested if he had a solid idea and approach, because I wanted to avoid selling it to tho...

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