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FaceMash.com, Facebook Forerunner, Is for Sale

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Young Web entrepreneurs looking to follow in Mark Zuckerberg's footsteps can now own the very same domain name that the Facebook CEO used to launch his career.

As All Facebook reports, Zuckerberg has apparently allowed the domain name for FaceMash.com to expire, opening the door for a domain squatter to quickly snatch it up on Flippa. The site, which debuted at Harvard, was essentially a predecessor to Facebook, and, at one time, was so popular that it shut down the university's servers. And now that David Fincher's 'The Social Network' has introduced moviegoers to the Facebook saga, the name 'FaceMash' is probably more recognizable -- which is exactly why the domain squatter has tripled its price.

At the moment, the highest bid on the domain is a whopping $15,000, which still falls well short of the squatter's 'Buy it Now' price of $125,000. It may seem like a lot of money, but you'll probably be able to pay it off after you become a billionaire, like Zuck did.

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