There’s no doubt that Facebook is worth plenty of money at the moment, $50 billion according to some reports. With that out of the way, we know that money isn’t too much of an issue for the company and reports are in that the social networking giant paid a juicy $8.5 million to acquire the domain from the American Farm Bureau Federation, and the Farm Bureau now uses as its home page.

It’s also worth mentioning that the domain will only be for internal use by employees, such as email addresses. Those of us who aren’t paid by Zuckerberg will have to make do with the previous email addresses that were promised.

Some folks treat domain names as a good business, similar to how you’d invest in property, and selling off a domain for $8.5 million is probably a dream to most folks. Would you have sold off the domain to Mark Zuckerberg if you owned it, or would you keep it for yourself and cackle in glee knowing what you own?

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