Seriously. You don’t.
“There’s no such thing as bad press.”
That’s mostly true but there are exceptions.
Like this guy. He traveled around Tennessee and Kentucky, clearing shelves of critical supplies to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus and then sold them on Amazon and eBay. Then he decided to give an interview to the New York Times after the marketplaces shut him down. Now, under investigation by the Tennessee attorney general’s office, he donated everything he bought.
What he did might have been illegal. There’s nothing illegal about buying domain names related to the coronavirus with the goal of selling them. It’s just…dirty. Reprehensible.
Any why be “that guy”, when you probably aren’t going to make money off the domains anyway?
This morning on twitter, attorney John Berryhill has been calling out a person for filing a trademark application on ‘Covid-19 Vax’ and registering related domains:
— John Berryhill (@Berryhillj) March 16, 2020
I understand that people do things in the moment. But history doesn’t smile favorably on it.
Please, don’t be that guy.