Yesterday afternoon, Yahoo posted the video below along with an article about the Ebola.com domain name. Unlike several other major news outlets this week, the Yahoo discussion about the Ebola.com domain name wasn’t all that critical of the domain name owner for looking to sell Ebola.com.
Yahoo Finance editor in chief Aaron Task made a comment that is likely reflective of how most domain investor think. He commented, “We live in a capitalistic society, he bought it legally and he’s trying to sell it legally…I don’t see what the outrage is about this.”
One interesting aspect of the discussion in the Yahoo video is about the status of the Ebola.com website, which is certainly underdeveloped as the owner looks to sell it. Task states that “he could be doing more with that website right now…” I wonder if the owner had built out an informational website, complete with advertising banners, if the response from the media would have been as severe and critical.
Have a look at the video below when you have a moment and feel free to comment about the situation.