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This Is How An Engineering Student From Kochi Sold His Domain To Facebook

Updated on 17 July, 2016 at 12:27 pm By

Meet the web entrepreneur from Kochi, Amal Augustine, who is in news for selling his website address to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

 

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Amal Augustine
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The 21-year-old B.Tech student recently closed the deal with FB for the registration rights of maxchanzuckerberg.org , a website named after Zuckerbeg’s daughter.


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Zuckerberg had announced the birth of his daughter Maxima Chan Zuckerberg (Max) on December 1.

 

His passion for filing and acquiring internet domain names has earned him a small profit. But, more than he is proud that he was approached by FB.

He told TOI:



“I registered this domain name when their baby was born last December. I got a casual email from GoDaddy, asking whether I would be willing to sell the domain name by the end of last month and for how much. I asked for $700. When the letter came officially mentioning the change of registration, I noticed the FB letterhead. But since it’s not legal to negotiate, I just went ahead and closed the deal in seven days.”

 

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Experts say this a classic example of cyber squatting, in which, a popular Internet address is registered with the aim of selling it to its rightful owner.


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