Microsoft Buys Office.com

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  1. PeteB macrumors 6502a

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    Looks like MS will use this as the basis for the next version of Office with it's Office Web Apps.

    Source: http://arstechnica.com/microsoft/news/2009/08/microsoft-buys-officecom-domain.ars
     
  2. ct2k7 macrumors 603

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  3. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Why didn't they buy this years ago? It would just make sense for Office.com to redirect to MS Office.
     
  4. PeteB thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Good old early 90's cyber-squatting, I guess...
     
  5. jzuena macrumors 6502a

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    No, it looks like it was run as a real business, and has moved here. Microsoft was probably able to offer them as much as they make in an entire year or multiple years to simply move to a new domain. I don't know if "find a company with deep pockets to pay us to move to a new domain once per year" is a sustainable business plan, though.
     

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