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Marrakesh and ICANN52: No Ebola here, Singapore people!

Marrakesh in Morocco was scheduled to be the host of ICANN 52; the host city was moved to Singapore, under pressure for the Ebola outbreak in Africa. But was that move by ICANN exaggerated or was it a valid precaution? The organizers of the Marrakesh conference most likely lost large amounts of money from not […]

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Poll-bola: Did ICANN act smart moving away from Africa for ICANN52?

The recent change of the host city of the ICANN52 conference from Marrakesh, Morocco, to Singapore, was rather controversial. It involved a week of feverish “committee” gatherings, and finally the obvious decision was made. While global media seem to have dropped their current focus  away from the Ebola, the fact remains that Ebola is a […]

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Is FightEbola.com the next big acquisition by Facebook?

Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg, announced today the launch of a large scale initiative to help fight the Ebola virus in Africa. “I want to make sure Facebook does its part to help fight Ebola. So today, we’re announcing three things: We’re providing internet connectivity in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone to help medical and aid […]

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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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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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Father Domainicus and the viral spread of the gTLD disease

Greetings and salutations, my brothers and sisters in domaining; this is Father Domainicus, currently on a conference call with other Domainers Without Frontiers. Recently, our humble Domain Church has been flooded by questions, most of them related to the infectious rise and spread of a particular, unmentionable gTLD. One of these questions asked, “Father Domainicus, […]

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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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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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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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Whisky.com and MI.com sales quoted in CNBC article about Ebola.com availability

The domain name Ebola.com received some coverage in a CNBC article today. Titled “Ebola.com can be yours for $150,000“, the article mentions that the owner of Ebola.com acquired it in 2008 for an undisclosed sum. Aimed at buyers from the lucrative pharma sector, the owner of Ebola.com asserts that “Ebola.com would be a great domain […]

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GoDaddy: Ebola domain names in registration epidemic!

The outbreak of Ebola domain names is going global; thousands of such domains were registered since the virus gained strength in Africa. Hundreds of new viral cases, which is lethal about 90% of the time, have led to numerous domain registrations of Ebola domains. GoDaddy, the #1 domain registrar in the world, quickly moved in […]

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