In a facebook notice, Host.al, an accredited registrar for .al domains informed that the domain Digit.al was sold for 5500€.

Although the name of the buyer has not been made public, the domain has changed IP to the same host provider as digitaltape.com, a UK Manufacturer & Provider of Digital LED Lighting Solutions.

The .al zone is not unknown to the domain hack word. The zone has more than 14000 English hack words ending in .al and some domains in the zone have hit xx,xxx$ sales with soci.al leading the list. While most of the good domains are already registered and no longer on sale, digit.al is quite interesting. The enterpreneur world has seen a rise of the term digital in the new ventures, product and startups. A quick check on Google Keyword planner relates the term to more than 5,5 milion searches for this term only in January 2015.

Digit .al Domain Traction

This domain hack, is so cool that many other domain hacks have tried to imitate it. Checking the .al zone I found the following domains (and probably there are even more):

analogdigit.al
arrowdigit.al
avenuedigit.al
bluedigit.al
borndigit.al
cirrusdigit.al
clapdigit.al
dazedigit.al
deloittedigit.al
districtdigit.al
europadigit.al
forkdigit.al
geardigit.al
godigit.al
idigit.al
jamdigit.al
justdigit.al
ldigit.al
linedigit.al
lsdigit.al
mdigit.al
modedigit.al
newdigit.al
pixeldigit.al
rockdigit.al
sbdigit.al
sdigit.al
slatedigit.al
sodigit.al
vivedigit.al
wecreatedigit.al
whatisdigit.al

Each of the domain hacks above might represent a startup or initiative that would have been interested to purchase “digit.al”.

In any case, yet another great domain hack has been sold. Let’s see if the new owner put’s it to use for some viral campaign.

Posted by xpo6

Software developer in the realm of AI, NLP and black magic.