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Making a killing from a massacre

Via Mr Eugenides:

Another, more ambitious, would-be profiteer asked for $100,000 for five sites he’d registered through GoDaddy, including vamassacre.com and vatechcarnage.com. He covered his ad in American flags and described his sites as “Great Domain Names for a Memorial Fund Development… Our Hearts go out to all the victims and families of Virginia Tech Massacre!”

Matt Owens opened bidding for virginia-tech-rampage.com at $1,000. He set his Buy It Now price at $10,000. On the listing, Owens wrote that virginia-tech-rampage.com is a “great domain name for development!” He posted a photo of an angel in a short white dress hovering next to a cross.