WEIRD NEWS Owner Wants $150,000 For Rights To Domain Name

What's in a domain name?

As much as $150,000 if the owner of has his way.

Las Vegas-based entreprenuer Jon Schultz paid $13,500 for the rights to back in 2008.

Now he hopes to make a killing off the disease's domain and figures his asking price is more than reasonable.

“According to our site meter, we’re already doing 5,000 page views per day just by people typing in to see what’s there,” Schultz told the Washington Post. “We’re getting inquiries every day about the sale of it. I have a lot of experience in this sort of domain business, and my sense is that $150,000 is reasonable.”

Schultz is speaking from experience: He and partner Chris Hood own Blue String Ventures, an "Internet Real Estate company that buys and sells generic domain names for profit.

Besides, the duo hopes to sell,, and, reports.

Who might have interest in points out that big pharmaceutical companies commonly hold domain names for major diseases.

Johnson & Johnson owns the and domains, while is held by an affiliate of GlaxoSmithKline, and by Pfizer.

Schultz admits it was love at first sight when he first thought about buying

"Having seen the movie 'Outbreak,' I was entranced by the subject and couldn't resist buying the domain,” he explained to CNBC.



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