BuyDomains, Yasser Arafat and a domain full of Polonium-210
News of an imminent murder inquiry about the death of Palestinian leader, Yasser Arafat, in 2004, sent the political thermometer in France to new heights.
Apparently, the necropsy performed to his exhumed body delivered more than expected; unusually high amounts of radioactive Polonium-210 cannot be explained simply by the rainy weather in Paris, where he died in 2004.
Meanwhile, YasserArafat.com is owned by BuyDomains, who have been holding it since 2004. The domain was registered in 2001 originally, and expired in 2003. BuyDomains wants almost $5,000 for the domain of the late Palestinian icon.
As with all Arab names, the full name of Yasser Arafat is Mohammed Yasser Abdel Rahman Abdel Raouf Arafat al-Qudwa al-Husseini. Good luck with that, cybersquatters!
In a strange twist, Arafat.com is owned by a person named Osama Arafat; at least that’s what the WHOIS at DomainTools shows!