The oldest domain name in the world – Symbolics.com – has turned to selling pixel ads to generate revenue.
So what’s the deal? Basically, Aron is allowing websites to purchases circular shaped ad blocks on the Symbolics.com website – a move probably inspired by the 2005 pixel selling craze made popular by Alex Tew and his million dollar home page. The slogan of the Symbolics.com ad campaign says “own a piece of true Internet history” – which is strikingly similar to the “Own a piece of internet history” slogan of the million dollar home page.
Symbolics.com is however selling the ad spots on a per month basis – which should generate a nice revenue if enough people bite.