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Sean Parker’s biggest contribution to domain names: Drop the “The”

Sean Parker

TechCrunch has posted an article about the parody video on YouTube titled Drop The The (The Social Network Song) that was produced by Benji Samit and Dan Hernandez of Single Serving Films

Dressed up like Justin Timberlake and surrounded by bling, the fake Sean Parker raps about dropping the word “The” from Facebook and other companies like “The Gap”.

If you haven’t watched the movie “The Social Network”, in one scene, Sean Parker who co-founded Napster and was played by Justin Timberlake in the film, advises Mark Zuckerberg and Eduardo Saverin during their first dinner meeting to drop the word “the” in the company’s name and web address:   

It’s been reported that Facebook then bought the domain name in August 2005 for a reported $200,000.

It looks like the video may go viral with the help of TechCrunch, but at the time of this story it has just over 1,000 views on YouTube.

News sells for $30,201 at public auction on Flippa


As reported in early October, the domain name once owned by Mark Zuckerberg was put up for auction by its owner with a minimum starting bid of $8,000.  The domain name has been sold at public auction on Flippa for $30,201, a hefty profit for the owner who purchased the domain for just $799 in 2009.

At the time of this post, re-directs to, a domain name that is currently parked at Sedo., the incorrect spelling of Mark Zuckerberg’s “Face Mash” was put up for auction by its owner, too.  The owner tried capitalizing on the buzz surrounding “The Social Network” movie as well, but didn’t fare too well at eBay auction

The winning bid pulled in just over $200.