The man, Jon Schultz, specializes in buying disease domains and selling them for large amounts of money.
In addition to the Ebola.com domain, Daily Mail reports that Schultz also owns: H1N1.com, birdflu.com, terror.com, PotassiumIodide.com, fukushima.com, and others.
He bought the Ebola domain 4 years ago for $13,500 and has been waiting for the right opportunity to sell it, and according to him, that time is now – in the midst of the current Ebola epidemic.
“Ebola.com would be a great domain for a pharmaceutical company working on a vaccine or cure, a company selling pandemic or disaster-preparedness supplies, or a medical company wishing to provide information and advertise services” Schultz said.
Some have accused him of taking advantage of a tragedy, but he has denied the allegations, saying that doctors do the same.
“You could say the same thing about doctors. They can become very well-off treating very sick patients.
Besides we have sacrificed a couple of thousands in parking page income to put up links about Ebola on the site. And people can also donate to Doctors Without Borders at the site,” he said.
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