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Is it true that Jamie Hale just sold the GOM?

Midas Commons
Registered User
Join date: 12 May 2006
Posts: 2
09-04-2006 16:10
I have heard a rumor that Jamie Hale has sold the GOM to a new person for a big fee. I am not sure how much. Is this true that the GOM currency exchange has been sold and now under different management and ownership. Does anybody know?
Aaron Levy
Medicated Lately?
Join date: 3 Jun 2004
Posts: 2,147
09-04-2006 18:47
Not sure, but it appears the domain name changed hands today, as the whois for it says the record was created today, indicated new owners, not just a change of information...

Who's Anton Chirkounov?
Whois Record


Registrant:
Chirkounov, Anton
ATTN: GAMINGOPENMARKET.COM
c/o Network Solutions
P.O. Box 447
Herndon, VA. 20172-0447

Domain Name: GAMINGOPENMARKET.COM

Administrative Contact, Technical Contact:
Chirkounov, Anton
ATTN: GAMINGOPENMARKET.COM
c/o Network Solutions
P.O. Box 447
Herndon, VA 20172-0447
570-708-8780

Record expires on 11-Sep-2008.
Record created on 04-Sep-2006.

Domain servers in listed order:

DNS2.HOSTINGPLEX.COM 66.48.68.207
DNS1.HOSTINGPLEX.COM 66.48.68.206
Desmond Shang
Guvnah of Caledon
Join date: 14 Mar 2005
Posts: 5,250
09-04-2006 19:55
Mmmm...

I respect the fact that info like that is, by definition, public knowledge and *extremely* easy to get...

...but I'm not sure that posting the explicit data here for such easy consumption is a good idea.



I've always liked Gaming Open Market, and think it's an idea whose time had come... almost. Second Life was one of its great successes. Sadly, it wasn't getting the kind of support from other worlds that would have really made a difference.

There *will be* a Gaming Open Market kinda place, maybe in five years, maybe in ten. Nobody can really stop commerce, once a market is diverse and large enough.

Fascinating speculation, but... hopefully there will be some sort of press release or something.

My fear is that whatever happens in the future (in the case of anything less than greatness) will 'stick' to GOM's founding names. This industry is still very small, and it will be a long time before people associate an 'old' industry name with a new face.
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Selador Cellardoor
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Join date: 16 Nov 2003
Posts: 3,082
09-05-2006 01:12
From: Desmond Shang

I've always liked Gaming Open Market, and think it's an idea whose time had come... almost. Second Life was one of its great successes. Sadly, it wasn't getting the kind of support from other worlds that would have really made a difference.



Didn't get an awful lot of support from Second Life either, did it?
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Khamon Fate
fategardens.net
Join date: 21 Nov 2003
Posts: 4,177
09-05-2006 04:50
From: Selador Cellardoor
Didn't get an awful lot of support from Second Life either, did it?
It did from the users. I think it's fair to say that a lot of us trusted the operators and used the service regularly, if not frequently. They seemed to do a fair business off linden trades despite having to deal with the odd scammer.

The new owners will likely be trading more currencies than lindens. Their initial challenge will be gaining the trust of enough traders to make the system profitable, insurance deposits and all.
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eltee Statosky
Luskie
Join date: 23 Sep 2003
Posts: 1,258
09-06-2006 11:12
they did allright until they really kind of turned the entire business into a way to feed day trading at the expense of the SL economy. Aka they were actively promoting a system of devaluation since they took a 'fixed' fee per block (not price based but raw pennies)..

the cheaper the blocks got, the more blocks per trade, the more money they made... 'smart' but very hurtful to the SL community
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