Unsurprisingly, it looks like domain names related to the Malaysian Airlines flight MH-17 plane crash are being hand registered today as the news of the tragedy continues to unfold. Verisign shares data related to .com domain name registrations in its DomainView Grapher Tool, and that can give us a look at what is being registered.
According to the Grapher Tool, here are some of the domain names that have been registered today:
My opinion is that profiting off of a tragedy like this is in poor taste, so let’s hope we don’t see any Malaysian Airlines related domain names up for sale. Obviously, we need to keep in mind that some (or many or all) of these domain names may have been registered with good intentions.
I think people need to be cautious about registering domain names related to a tragedy, even if the intentions are good. I would not be surprised to see mainstream media writing about domain names related to the tragedy. Personally, I would not want my name to be associated with registering domain names related to a tragic event.
My prayers go out to the families.