Freud and Frank: What do they have in common?
Freud, the famous Sigmund – and Frank, the famous Schilling share something intimately common. The obvious reference is that Frank Schilling’s initials (FS) are the reverse of Sigmund Freud’s (SF) but could the resemblance possibly end there?
In recent years, it has become increasingly apparent that Frank Schilling and his Caymans based company, Name Administration, have researched the entire thesaurus of human knowledge and have mined the valuable information in ways that no other uber-domainer has done before.
The references to ‘Freud’ in Google are a sizable 18 million, with another 4 million search results for ‘Sigmund Freud’.
It appears that Frank Schilling ‘owns’ Sigmund Freud, in the most effective way possible: Name Administration appears to be the owner of the domain name, SigmundFreud.com
You heard that right. A pillar of Domaining owns a pillar of Psychology. The traffic for SigmundFreud.com must be really nice.
But isn’t it dangerous to own the full name of persons, live or dead, when there are estates involved?
Yet again, as with the Super Bowl XLIV case, Frank Schilling is one step ahead of the game. How so?
Sigmund Freud died in 1939. As of January 1st, 2010, the works of Sigmund Freud passed into Public Domain, according to the Life+70 law of copyright.
So there you have it. Frank Schilling has nothing to be afraid of, and that’s no Freudian slip.