Flickr reigns as one of the most popular social sites in the world, and it is more than likely one of the most well-liked and incorrectly spelled domains. Flickr is pronounced as “flicker” and back in the day was spelled this way because someone else owned the Flicker.com domain. Yahoo purchased Flickr in 2005, and has finally decided to take action and acquire Flicker.com.
The Flicker.com website promoted itself pretty heavily last year by placing its traffic statistics in the lower right hand corner of the page. The people who owned Flicker.com were probably hoping someone would buy the site, or at least throw some advertising revenue their way by placing some links on the page. The traffic statistics on the page were amazing. Flicker.com received 3.6 million unique visitors in a year’s time, and 95% of those hits were from people who misspelled Flickr.com as Flicker.com.
The Domains, an industry news site, was the first to report that the WHOIS record for Flicker.com has changed and transferred to Yahoo. As it stands for now, Flicker.com still points to its old landing page, but this should change quite soon.