Chaos in Egypt: Hosni Mubarak domains in limbo
Egypt is facing a nation-wide social uprising, encouraged by communication via twitter and facebook; the riots have left dozens of people dead thus far.
At stake are Egypt’s national security and of course its archaeological treasures.
The ancient nation of Egypt, with thousands of years of civilization going back to the 3rd millennium BC last witnessed glory under the command of Alexander the Great and the Ptolemaic dynasty.
The government of Egypt resorted to turning off the Internet traffic to and from the country, all while its corrupt president Hosni Mubarak – some say, dictator – of 30 years is struggling to retain power at the ripe age of 82.
Naturally, all domain traffic to web sites related to Egypt should witness a large increase by now.
Meanwhile, the domain name HosniMubarak.com redirects to a portal about Egypt, but the equally appealing HosniMubarak.net and HosniMubarak.org are in both in redemption, pending deletion.
It’d be interesting to witness how the situation in Egypt unfolds and whether any Egyptian domainers will step in to capitalize on the events. Regardless, it seems that the Hosni Mubarak domains will produce some hefty traffic as well.