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Ebola.com goes offline

The web site at Ebola.com is currently offline, generating speculation about what is going on with one of the most controversial domains in recent memory. Just a week ago, Ebola.com was relaunched with a redesigned logo and content, although the overall aesthetic result left a lot to be desired. Ebola.com is still registered at Moniker, […]

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Ebola dot com 2.0 web site goes live

The re-spawn of the controversial domain Ebola.com has gone live, roughly two weeks after its sale completed for a combination of cash and “weed stock.” Ebola.com features a scary-looking logo, that incorporates the lengthy Ebola virus strand in a tacky, worm-like representation. The words “Supports Doctors Without Borders” appear prominently under the logo, as a […]

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Handshake complete: Ebola.com changes ownership

The domain name Ebola.com became the focus of much discussion, and the target of unsavory articles from online media, once it was made available for sale. Mr. Jon Schultz gallantly fought back the barrage of online mud-slinging, explaining that owning a premium domain that matches a deadly disease and offering it for sale is a […]

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‘Yellow Press’ editor complains about recent sale of Ebola.com

The editor of a “yellow press” publication, is dejected by the recent sale of the domain name, Ebola.com. During the peak of news surrounding the availability of Ebola.com for sale, such publications thrived on producing despicable write-ups, reeking with sensationalism. “With the sale of Ebola.com we lost our easy target, Mr. Jon Schultz, whom we […]

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Should the Ebola.com sale be recorded at $50,000 dollars instead?

Today’s big news was covered by Elliot, in a post about the sale of Ebola.com; the valuable tip came from Canadian domain investor, George Kirikos. The domain name received plenty of – mostly negative – coverage recently, from higher-than-thou reporters with obvious personal agendas. Mr. Jon Schultz is probably laughing all the way to the […]

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Domain questions: Do I have Ebola ? Do you have Ebola?

Half the news these days is about the Ebola virus, a deadly disease that has killed several thousand in Africa. Despite the negativity that mainstream media attempted to present the owner of Ebola.com with, one thing is certain: people will find ways to turn negative overtones into something useful, or plain fun. Two such web […]

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Going viral: Ebola.com strikes back with web site upgrades

For the best part of last week, Ebola.com and its owner received plenty of unwarranted negative coverage by mainstream media, that blasted its “for sale” status. Jon Schultz, owner of the domain he lawfully acquired for $13,500 in 2008, was verbally assaulted in a series of sensationalist posts that reeked of anti-entrepreneurial bias: The Washington […]

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Obama Administration ready to launch Ebola .GOV

At long last, the Obama Administration has made an 180-degree turn and is preparing for the launch of Ebola.GOV – the national information web site on the Ebola virus crisis. “Just like with the successful launch of HealthCare.GOV, uhhh, we are committed to providing all US citizens and undocumented immigrants, uhhh, with a concise source […]

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Top 10 Deadly Disease domains: Who owns which dot .com

We saw a lot of silly arguments about the right to use Ebola.com, from people that do not understand nor appreciate how domain investing works. Here’s a list of the top 10 deadly diseases in reverse order, and who owns the respective .com domain, and what do they do with it: Cancer.com – Owned by […]

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Parasitic Capitalism? Ebola.com domain owner called a ‘Squatter’

Parasitic capitalism. This is the latest and greatest reference to the availability of the domain, Ebola.com, for $150,000, by the Foreign Policy – a publication that describes itself as “A Trusted Advisor for Global Leaders When the Stakes are Highest.” Describing Jon Schultz, owner of the domain name Ebola.com as a “squatter“, the article attempts […]

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Gizmodo: Ebola.com owner is an “opportunistic piece of human garbage”

An article slash opinion piece in Gizmodo, announces the well-known by now fact that Ebola.com is being offered for sale by its owner, Jon Schultz, for $150,000 dollars. The article’s writer, Matt Novak, focuses on this sale as if it were a way to make money in times of fear. Alongside the Washington Post article […]

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The Washington Post calls Ebola .com owner a ‘merchant of disease’

A quasi-promotional article in the Washington Post covers the domain Ebola.com, and refers to its owner, Jon Schultz as a “merchant of disease.” It’s not just that Schultz is seeking six figures for Ebola.com, a conservative amount by all means. According to the article, Jon Schultz’s other domains include BirdFlu.com (acquired for $20,000), H1N1.com and […]

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