Adevarul is one of the main newspapers in Romania (no.11, 22.847 copies). They were very attached to the printed edition so the transition to the www was not very fast and the domain adevarul.ro was registered by Catalin Braescu. For some years the newspaper was hosted at www.adevarulonline.ro.
In december 2006 the new team at Adevarul managed to negociate and obtain the shorter and more relevant domain from Catalin Braescu. The price? I won’t say it but it was quite a business for a .ro domain (I think It’s the highest price till now so you can imagine). Catalin Braescu also negociated for a link on the front page of Adevarul and you can now see the red ad in the right corner pointing to the former blog.
Of course, this transaction was Illegal as the Romanian National Authority for Internet Domains doesn’t allow these types of sales but I’m sure that the layers at Adevarul have everything under control. 🙂