A business's turf on the Internet. In the early years of the Web (circa 1995), businesses that got online, established a Web site, and built an online community were said to be "staking out real estate" in cyberspace, in hopes of gaining first-mover advantage. Real estate also refers to the available space on a Web page for online ads.
NetLingo Classification: Online Business
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