In Pictures: 5 boring domain names. Where are they now?

It's easy to forget the first Internet gold rush of the mid-to-late '90s, when dot-com domain names based on ordinary (and, investors hoped, marketable) nouns and verbs were snapped up by hopeful companies. Here are five of those generic domain names, and a look at their history.

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Milk.com

And sometimes, they just stay the same. Milk.com was snapped up in the unheard-of ancient year of 1994 by Internet denizen Dan Bornstein, and it's remained a classic homepage in the '90s sense -- sparse background, unformatted text, easy-to-find links -- ever since. Dan got the domain because, basically, he likes milk; he has nothing to do with its production or marketing. He has over the past decade and a half resisted attempts to buy it from him, and though he's amenable to offers, he estimates that $10 million is what it would take to get him to cave. He does offer a link to what he calls milk.com's "sister site" -- milk.org, the home page for the Dairy Farmers of Ontario.

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