CrosswordPuzzles.com Domain Name Was Sold For $220,000
Before Sudoku became the craze, the humble crossword puzzle was the in-thing, and for a long time too. Given this rich history it’s perhaps no surprise then that the domain Crosswordpuzzles.com was bought way back in 2007 for $220,000. The domain was bought by very prominent domainers Frank Schilling who unlike many other players in the market didn’t have the eye for the future.
That future is of course the present and the cloud makes for very interesting thinking when it comes to online gaming, or even gaming in general. Thanks to the Cloud, pastimes like the humble crossword puzzle can get back the recognition it deserves.
One such company looking to get that going again is Numecent technologies and was founded by a man called Kent from the UK. He was the founder of 3D Labs which was later sold for a staggering $170 million, and his new offering under Numecent called ‘Cloud paging’ is set to revolutionize things once again.
Says Kent when explaining how the platform works: “Cloud paging” instantly “cloudifies” any software, even an operating system like Windows itself”. This ability to send any activity into the Cloud has so far being a hit, and over 11 universities in the UK are using Kent’s platform.
It’s this transference of data and operations that make the future of gaming very interesting and Schilling will be in line to make a fortune from crosswordpuzzles.com.