Jon Schultz, a self-proclaimed “domain entrepreneur” is trying to make a premium by selling “Ebola.com ” domain for $1,50,000.
Jon Schultz, who monitors a number of ‘disease domains’ from his home in Las Vegas, predicted the present Ebola outbreak and bought Ebola.com domain in 2008 for $13,500. He has been waiting since then for the right opportunity to sell and now offers to put the domain back on market for a sum of $1,50,000.
Schultz specializes in buying disease domains and selling them for large amounts of money. He also owns H1N1.com, birdflu.com, terror.com, PotassiumIodide.com, fukushima.com. Ebola has already killed more than 4,000 people in West Africa and is a widespread fright but the domain owner appears untroubled for making money from such outbreaks.
We’re not preventing people from getting information. We’re not causing people to get the disease, we’re not preventing them from getting a cure.
Schultz said that he wants to sell the domain soon because he is worried something may ameliorate the outbreak, diminishing Ebola’s news value and the value of the domain. He further added, “the site is doing 5,000 page views per day just by people typing in Ebola.com and the fact that this is a top news story makes it very reasonable as many domains sell for even seven figures.”