A Commack-based Internet company is the new owner of the domain name longisland.com, after paying $370,000 for the name in an online auction, the company said on its Web page.

Newsday reported in February that the domain had changed hands for $370,000, but the owner’s name remained a mystery.

Now Ralph Cristello’s corporate website, InternetPoint.com, says: “LongIsland.com domain acquired! Much development to come.”

Cristello could not be reached for comment Wednesday.

He says on on InternetPoint.com that his company has a solid track record of website development, including a “massive network of automotive enthusiast sites, boasting well over 350,000 registered users and attracting over 4 million visitors a month.”

Cristello also said his company built “the web's most popular fantasy mixed martial arts site in less than 6 months time.”

Newsday in February described longisland.com as “a potpourri of ads, advice, news and features about Long Island...” and said it “has been around since the mid-1990s. According to marketing execs on the Island, the site may get as many as 300,000 hits a month.”
 
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