This just came across my desk and I think you will see this begin to spread like wildfire. Once domainers see and understand what they actually have, they are going to look at everything they do differently.
Many domains fads will come and go. But leasing prime domains is just one of those things coming that will likely outlive everyone reading this today.
If you don't have linkedin.......oh well.
"In total if successful the guaranteed portion alone adds up to 800k over the term of the lease and the performance amounts would be in the 1.2-1.5 million range. (not adjusted for inflation)"
And my sources tell me this is not a .com but in fact a .ca but this has yet to be confirmed.
UPDATE: I have confirmed this is a .com lease along with the next 8.
Congratulations Gordon (DropWizard)!!!