Go Daddy Customers Register 600 Steve Jobs Domains in 36 Hours

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  1. Jerlene

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    When news happens, domains get registered.

    People registered 1,517 domain names related to Osama bin Laden being killed in the 15 hours after news of his death broke — at GoDaddy alone.

    Over a hundred hurricane domain names were registered in the wake of Hurricane Irene.

    And now comes Steve Jobs and the (mostly) tasteless registrations of 600 related domain names in the 36 hours after news of his death broke. That’s the number just at Go Daddy. For comparison, only 14 Steve Jobs domains were registered at GoDaddy in all of September.

    As with domains registered in the wake of previous news events, a lot of these registrants are trying to cash in on someone else’s misfortune.

    Right now on eBay you can buy InMemoryofSteveJobs.com for $10 million.

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    is there anyone in the right mind actually will buy that kind of domain for $10M?
    where they can just register something else like InMemoryofSteveJobsLife.com or any..
     
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    That's what really stood out to me. That'd be so dumb for someone to actually buy that domain. I would maybe shell out that kind of money for stevejobs.com though.
     
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    Maybe because InMemoryofSteveJobsLife.com is 4 characters longer than InMemoryofSteveJobs.com...
     
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    thats not actually the point there as jerlene said.
     
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    Okay, I want to sell my site for $100M anyone interested?

    That's the case here. You are allowed to set whatever price you wish but it is not necessary that it can get sold.
     
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    Exactly. And at that price it won't get sold. These people are stupid.
     
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    however, a seller would have to look at it like he won't look stupid by selling worth a million when its worthless.
     
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    That's really dumb. The only thing that would be reasonable at that amount would be stevejobs.com

    I think stevejobstribute.com would be worth a fair amount, though.
     

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