While scientists are trying to contain the outbreak of Ebola, some entrepreneurs are cashing in on the hysteria. One Internet domain name trader has sold Ebola.com to a medical marijuana company in a deal worth $200,000.
The domain owned by the Nevada-based Blue String Ventures was sold to the Weed Growth Fund, Inc. and its subsidiary Cannabis Sativa, Inc. which promote the medical use of marijuana.
Chris Hood and Jon Schultz, who own a total of 5,000 domain names in their portfolio were offered, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, some $50,000 in cash and 19,192 shares of Cannabis Sativa worth close to $170,000.
That is over $200,000 in profit after the original purchase of the domain in 2008 for $13,500 by Nevada-based Blue String Ventures. Continue reading “Ebola.com sold to medical pot company for $200,000”