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September 16, 2001 5:17 AM   Subscribe

Opportunistic post-disaster domain name registration? In the light of an international tragedy, why not secure yourself a relevant and potentially lucrative URL?
posted by skylar (13 comments total)

 
And what are you going to do with these domains if a war starts? the net will probably crash. the internet's for peaceful times :))
posted by martz at 6:34 AM on September 16, 2001


On the subject of shameless oppurtunism, I saw two women peddling T-shirts that had a graphic of the smoking towers and the logo "America Under Attack" on Broadway near Washington Square yesterday.
posted by saladin at 6:46 AM on September 16, 2001


Martz, wasn't the Net built at least in part for military purposes?
posted by skylar at 7:18 AM on September 16, 2001


Pitiful.
posted by Sonserae at 7:18 AM on September 16, 2001


I found one... 911disaster.com. Registered 9-11-2001.

The upside? 911disaster.biz and 911disaster.info are still available. I think I need a shower now.
posted by mb01 at 7:30 AM on September 16, 2001


the net will probably crash. the internet's for peaceful times :))

skylar's right. the internet was built to survive a war. that's why it's not a centralized system. AOL, sadly, is f---ed.
posted by jpoulos at 8:29 AM on September 16, 2001


We can only hope a 747 snags the AOL building.
posted by trioperative at 9:10 AM on September 16, 2001


We can only hope a 747 snags the AOL building.

excuse me, WHAT?
posted by kd at 9:29 AM on September 16, 2001


We can only hope a 747 snags the AOL building

Thanks for that dazzling display of wanton ignorance. Idiot.
posted by theNonsuch at 9:57 AM on September 16, 2001


Thanks for that dazzling display of wanton ignorance. Idiot.

Really. Because I'm sure no one here knows someone who works for AOL. Like the guy I'm seeing, for instance. That wouldn't even have been funny last Sunday.
posted by jennaratrix at 1:08 PM on September 16, 2001


Life is beautiful, and life is sacred.

This, from trioperative's MeFi profile. Perhaps that was just a lapse? A horrible, freakishly evil, lapse? I still don't believe someone could say that.
posted by kd at 1:15 PM on September 16, 2001


Getting back on topic, I quite like www.osamasucks.com - anyone else got crappy post-atrocity websites to share with us?
posted by skylar at 2:01 PM on September 16, 2001


If the campaign continues to be dubbed "Operation Noble Eagle" then the hottest domains are already taken.
posted by Kino at 4:16 PM on September 16, 2001


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