While I’m not a huge boxing fan (basketball and DOTA2 are the two sports I follow) I have to say that I am pretty excited about the Mayweather McGregor fight tonight. I think this goes to show that the press machine that these two athletes have built is doing it’s job since I can’t really remember the last time I was excited about a boxing match.
I also learned the hard way that PPV doesn’t work on my Tivo Bolt so I’m really glad I kept my cable box, who knew it would save the day.
Of course one of the first things that crossed my mind today leading up to the fight is, I wonder what people are doing with the exact-match .COMs since they are likely to be getting a lot of type-in traffic. So I have to say that I was honestly surprised that both MayweatherMcGregor.com and MayweatherVsMcGregor.com don’t resolve.
Is it just me or does this seem like a missed opportunity? This might be one of the most highly anticipated fights of the decade, or longer, it costs $99 just to watch it on PPV in your home. Why buy the .COM and do nothing with it?
Using DomainTools I found out that the owner is a guy named James Chang who also owns 258 other domain names so it looks like it’s owned by a fellow Domainer. The domain was registered over a year ago on May 5th, 2016. While the fight was officially confirmed on June 14th 2017 (Yahoo Sports broke the news) word was out before then and I wasn’t able to track down when word first got out.
My guess is that pretty close to the time that news broke that these two would fight, James picked it up, either that or he had some inside knowledge none of us did. MayweatherVsMcGregor.com also doesn’t resolved and it’s owned by a different person, Megan Halloran who seems to own around 63 domain names.
What would you do if you owned either of these domains? Do you think the owners missed out on an opportunity or are exact-match domains like these not as hot any more now that type in traffic has declined?
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