Is Dropbox building its own static website tool instead of buying up DropPages?

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Instead of buying up rivals, many startup companies these days like Twitter for example, simply wait until a third-party application becomes popular, then develop their own version.

Now this is just speculation here, but it appears based on a number of recent domain registrations by Dropbox such as Dbstatic.com, that the company may be planning to develop its own static website tool instead of buying up DropPages, a service that allows you to create static websites using your Dropbox account.  DropPages was created as a side project by Dave McDermid, a developer who works for headscape as a .NET developer.

On September 21, 2011, Dropbox Inc. registered the following domain names: dbstatic.com, dbstatic.net, and dbstatic.org.

Here’s a look at the Whois record for Dbstatic.com.

Registrant:
        Domain Administrator
        Dropbox, Inc.
        760 Market St Suite #1150
         San Francisco CA 94102
        US

    Domain Name: dbstatic.com

        Registrar Name: Markmonitor.com
        Registrar Whois: whois.markmonitor.com

    Administrative Contact:
        Domain Administrator
        Dropbox, Inc.
        760 Market St Suite #1150
         San Francisco CA 94102
        US

    Technical Contact, Zone Contact:
        Domain Administrator
        Dropbox, Inc.
        760 Market St Suite #1150
         San Francisco CA 94102
        US

    Created on…………..: 2011-09-21.
    Expires on…………..: 2013-09-21.
    Record last updated on..: 2011-09-21.

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