How Twitter was named and bought for $7,500

Twitter co-founder Biz Stone talked (at DomainFest in Santa Monica) about how they named the company and bought the domain for $7,500.

Stone and his co-founders wanted a name that showed “urgency”. They came up with Jitter, but thought that sounded negative.

One of his partners was paging through a dictionary and found Twitter. Since Stone’s wife worked with animals, he immediately liked the name and knew its connotation.

Since was taken, the company started with

When Twitter started to take off they contacted the owner of, who was a bird enthusiast.

Biz Stone - Twitter co-founder

Biz Stone - Twitter co-founder

“We offered him $7500 or something and he was like ‘holy crap, payday!’”

Stone said, in his defense for offering what now seems like a small amount, they had no idea how big it was going to get. At the time he said $7,500 was a lot of money for them.

Source: Domain Name Wire


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My name is Diego Morales, I`m an IT and Marketing consultant. My specialties are: Domain Management, Corporate Web Management, Brand Protection, Online Security and e-marketing.


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