“The Social Media Mogul” Mark Zuckerberg is making billions out of Facebook, and he has to buy or acquire many small companies and Internet domain also to constantly be at the top position. Recently, Zuckerberg made news because he had agreed on a domain-sale related deal with an Indian boy hailing from Kochi.
Amal Augustine, a final year engineering student from Kochi, bought a domain with the name of “maxchanzuckerberg.org” in last December. This is the short form of Facebook CEO’s Mark Zuckerberg’s daughter’s name which is Maxime Chan Zuckerberg. “I have registered quite a few domain names and I have been doing it for some time. I registered this domain name when their baby was born last December”, Augustine, told TOI.
GoDaddy.com an Internet domain registrar and web hosting company contacted Amal asking whether he would be willing to sell the domain name. His reply was a “yes” and in return he asked for a decent sum of $700 (Rs. 47000).
Amal was surprised when an email came to him for closing the deal it was from Facebook. The Manager of Iconic Capital, Sara Chapel had sent this email, it is the same firm which takes care of the financial deals of Mark Zuckerberg. Amal said, “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.”
However, Amal’s friends on Facebook commented that he could have sold it for an exorbitant price, considering the fact that it is “Facebook” after all!
And Yes, We agree Zuckerberg could have paid him way more than he had asked for.