One Flippa ‘Flight QZ8501’ domain auction was cancelled

Hours after we covered the registration and availability for sale on Flippa of “Flight QZ8501” related domains, one such auction has been cancelled. The Flippa auction for the domain FlightQZ8501.net was ended prematurely by its owner and registrant, who posted the following message: “Not selling anymore.  Thought about it again and gonna use it towards […]

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Flight QZ8501 domains already registered; Some hit Flippa auctions

The tradition of registering domain names related to natural disasters or global accidents continued earlier today. No sooner had the announcement of the missing AirAsia flight QZ8501 been made, that several domain names were registered: QZ8501.com – a domain hiding behind WHOIS protection and apparently associated with “World Internet Authority”. QZ8501.net and .org – registered […]

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Disaster domain registrants: Who are they and why they do it

Tragic events that involve human loss, such as the Boston marathon bombing, attract certain types of domain registrants like bees to honey. Some of them do it to benefit financially, by attempting to hold the domain until a book or a movie comes out. Others believe that they’d profit from a quick flip, as if […]

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