If you’ve ever planned on running a website for at least a century, a 100-year domain deal might be just what you’ve been waiting for!
The majority of blogs seem to have a lifespan of only a few years. That’s according to a Technorati “State of the Blogosphere” report from years ago. Finding that original report proved a bit difficult. Suffice it to say, most bloggers who were going to start a new site today likely wouldn’t be thinking about securing a 100-year domain.
But for those few immortal bloggers who apparently do believe they’ll live forever, there’s a new option. With WordPress, you’ll soon be able to buy a 100-year domain. Yes, you’ll be able to lockdown a domain for a full century if you wish.
Why would anyone actually need a domain for that long?
OK, to be fair, I can understand a business — like Apple or Google or even The Washington Post — wanting to secure a domain for the long, long haul. But if you’re not a CEO of a business that you expect to outlive you, it might seem ridiculous.
TechCrunch, however, pointed out WordPress’s blog post. It states that plan would be ideal for “families to preserve their history on the internet and for founders to document their company’s journey.”
WordPress says it will also provide automatic backup to multiple servers and even the Internet Archive, advanced ownership and hosting tools, and round-the-clock support.
There’s just one catch. You’ll need deep, deep pockets to take advantage of all of that.
The price tag for that 100-year domain is a “modest” $38,000. And no, you don’t get to spread those payments out over a century.
This particular blog happens to be 19 years old. It certainly won’t make it to 100 years old. It wouldn’t celebrate its 100th birthday even if I make it to 100 myself.
So I think I’ll pass on that offer. I think it’s safe to say I’m not their target customer!