Frequently asked questions.
Why do people purchase @handles?
There is no elaborate explanation for this question. The answer is short and simple, it is cool to own something rare, and unique @handles are a rare commodity. Have you ever tried to register a common name on any social network, or anywhere else for that matter? It is borderline impossible. Instead of John you’re now John9131, because there were 9130 John’s who registered before you. So you see, owning the very first @John is something people want, because it is cool and unique.
How much are these OG names worth?
Without a large following OG names aren’t worth as much as viral social properties. But they can still fill up your gas tank, plus take you out to dinner and a movie. On rare occasions a unique @handle can be worth as much as a new car, but they’re usually names of multi million dollar companies. For example, @Chase was sold for $20,000 USD (Chase is a popular bank in the United States), and @N (Twitter) was valued at $50,000 USD.