Fiverr.com, an global marketplace where users sell variety of services for five dollars, has now bought Fiverr.PK domain, we have confirmed with the sources.
Fiverr.PK was previously held by Muhammad Ali Salim, who was contacted by Fiverr.com for legal transfer of the Fiverr.PK domain. the value of .PK domain for Fiverr is not disclosed by the the parties.
Ali Salim confirmed ProPakistani that he has transferred the domain to Fiverr.
Considering the amount of users available on Fiverr.com, it is likely that company may start local version of its globally acclaimed service.
The trend of local services for Pakistan from multinational internet firms is picking up.
Pakistan, with its growing internet population, is considered a solid market for internet businesses. There remains some glitches such as lack of payment processing gateway in the country, otherwise over 30 million internet users are on their toes to welcome the global companies.
It merits mentioning here that global brands tend to buy local version of their TLDs (domain names) to secure the brand names. This helps them with a chance of starting a local service tailored specifically for a region and also to avoid local webmasters to replicate the service.