As Etta James Passes Away, EttaJames.com Goes Up for Sale

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Etta James’ version of At Last is one of my wife’s favorite songs and was almost the song we used for our first wedding dance. Sadly, Ms. James passed away this morning at the age of 73 reportedly after suffering complications from leukemia.

On DNForum this afternoon, the domain name EttaJames.com was put up for sale. According to the sales post, “ettajames.com for sale Accepting offers.” I don’t believe I know the seller of the domain name, I didn’t ask for the asking price or the price he would accept to sell the domain name, and I wasn’t asked to post this thread.

EttaJames.com has a 2002 creation date, and although other extensions had been registered in the past, they are currently unregistered. I would think there are ways to use the domain name to honor Ms. James that wouldn’t infringe upon her estate’s intellectual property rights. Hopefully that’s what happens in this case. Kinda morbid though.

RIP Etta James.

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  1. That’s one thing I don’t like about a small minority of domainers who capitalize on news like this. She was a musical icon, who probably made an impact on more people than this domain investor ever would. It’s along the same lines as buying up oil spill domains in the wake of the BP disaster. For every heartwarming story out there about magnanimous domainers who donate to charity, there are always three more that fall under “cheap and tacky.”

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