Thursday June 14, 2012
‘WWW’ numbers all taken up
By LIM WEY WEN
PETALING JAYA: All 9,999 vehicle registration numbers with the “WWW” prefix have been snapped up.
According to the Federal Territory Road Transport Department (JPJ), all the 5,091 numbers not put up for bidding were snapped up within hours.
The numbers were first made available for sale on Friday morning and by Monday afternoon they were all taken up.
“This has never happened before,” a source at the department said.
“Usually, numbers in a series would only be sold out within six to seven days.”
The “WWW” prefix had set the record as the most lucrative series ever sold by the JPJ, raking in RM12mil so far.
The “WWW 1” combination is also the most expensive number ever sold after it went to the highest bidder for RM520,000.
Previously, the department had only averaged between RM1mil and RM2mil for other “most wanted” prefix combinations, said its director-general Datuk Solah Mat Hassan.
Vehicle registration numbers carrying the next prefix, “WWX”, is currently available at JPJ branches in the Federal Territory.