The landing page of stackoverflow.com in June 2004 looked something like this:
Suddenly, in July of 2008 there was a teaser of the site to come:
The link goes to the original Stack Overflow blog. Jump ahead a bit and there's the Stack Overflow we know and love -- albeit not as sleek then:
Here's my question: Did Stack Exchange -- or, rather, the folks who became the founders -- ever buy a "premium" domain? Whether for Stack Overflow, Super User, Ask Ubuntu, or even stackexchange.com itself.