This is Jon Schultz, and he’s one of the very few people that are happy about the recent Ebola epidemic.
Why? Because in 2008 he bought Ebola.com for an undisclosed fee. We’re assuming it didn’t cost him much at all.
Now, in 2014, during an Ebola epidemic that is taking the world by storm, he’s charging $150,000 for it. Business.
“According to our site meter, we’re already doing 5,000 page views per day just by people typing in Ebola.com to see what’s there,” Schultz said.
“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 and his Internet Retail company also own BirdFlu.com and a host of other generic domains that may or may not be worth something one day.
I have a feeling he’s going to make a killing with this one though. Fair play, I suppose.