Capitalizing on a tragedy by registering domain names.
Egypt Air Flight 804 crashed into the Mediterranean Sea last week, and all on board are presumed dead.
Such an event generates a lot of emotion, from sadness to fear, especially for the victims’ families.
It is beyond belief to me that people would try to capitalize on this event by registering domain names.
What was the Oregon man thinking when he registered egyptair804.com and then listed it for sale for $1,400?
I suppose there can be legitimate reasons for registering domain names related to a tragedy like this, although listing them for sale isn’t one of them.
Other people registered egyptflight804.com, egyptairflight804.com and egyptairms804.com. The latter one has a WordPress theme installed, although no content has been added.