Zuckerberg buys domain named after his child from Kerala boy
Amal Augustine, a final year electronics student from Aluva has beaten the master at his own game and made a deal with Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook.
The young chap made a smart move in last December by registering a domain in the name of Maxime Chan Zuckerberg, the daughter of the Facebook founder, just after her birth. A few days back, Facebook approached Augustine for the domain name, and he did not give a bargain.
At first, Augustine did not realize that he was selling the domain maxchanzuckerberg.org. to an arm of Facebook. The domain was sold rather cheap.
“Sold my first domain for ₹47,945. Still regrets ..could have got more...but I don't want to negotiate ..its fair for me.” Amal posted on Instagram on Monday after he closed the deal with Mark Zuckerberg.”
“Sold my first domain for ₹ 47,945. Still regrets ..could have got more...but I don't want to negotiate ..its fair for me.”
Augustine purchased the domain name from GoDaddy, an internet domain registrar and web hosting company, in December. Later he got a request from the company asking whether he was willing to sell the domain name by the end of March and for how much. He readily agreed to sell it out for just $700.
It was only when a mail came closing the deal that he realized that the domain was purchased by Sara Chapel, the manager of Iconic Capital, which handles the financial deals of Zuckerberg.
"It was only when I got the letter officially notifying the change of registration that I noticed the Facebook letterhead. As it's not legal to negotiate, I just went ahead and closed the deal in seven days," Augustine said.