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Measles is a disease that was reported as eliminated in the United States in 2000, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Most babies born in the US receive an immunization shot for the measles in a vaccine that generally covers measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR). With that said, it’s a bit of a surprise that there has been a measles outbreak in the United States reported by many news outlets. The outbreak hasn’t been as large or as deadly as the Ebola outbreak, but it is concerning.

I was curious who owns the Measles.com domain name, and it appears to be owned by a healthcare company. The domain name is currently parked with pay per click advertising links, and you’ll see a banner across the top of the landing page announcing that Measles.com is for sale. After a bit of searching, I learned that Measles.com is being brokered exclusively by Right of the Dot.

I reached out to Right of the Dot co-founder Monte Cahn, and he confirmed that the domain name is up for sale, and “the bidding starts at $50,000,” he said. Cahn described the opportunity as “a steal for a pharma or medical company in the space.

I think this domain name would make sense for a company that either produces the measles vaccinations or offers a treatment for people who are infected with measles. Apparently, there are quite a few parties that would like to buy Measles.com. Cahn told me that “this domain has had a lot of interest obviously due to all the outbreak.”

I wouldn’t buy Measles.com for my company because I don’t think it would be worth the negative publicity associated with owning it as a domain investor (see my article about the Ebola.com sale for more details about that!) In addition, this domain name would only really increase in value if the outbreak grows, and I have no interest in hoping this disease spreads so that an investment would appreciate in value. I wouldn’t judge someone else, but it’s just not for me.

Measles.com represents a good opportunity for a company that is involved in the vaccination or treatment for measles. If Measles.com sells, I will share the details with you.


About The Author: Elliot Silver is an Internet entrepreneur and publisher of DomainInvesting.com. Elliot is also the founder and President of Top Notch Domains, LLC, a company that has sold seven figures worth of domain names in the last five years. Please read the DomainInvesting.com Terms of Use page for additional information about the publisher, website comment policy, disclosures, and conflicts of interest.


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Comments (8)

    Yo

    Go out and buy it now anyone interested. Avoid bidding wars and competition.

    Listed at bin price.

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    February 3rd, 2015 at 11:17 am

    Jamie Zoch

    “I was curious who owns the Measles.com domain name, and it appears to be owned by a healthcare company.”

    Health Hero Network owned the domain but Robert Bosch Healthcare GmbH acquired Health Hero.

    Bosch is a massive company and interesting that ROTD is brokering the domain, that is likely a story in itself. 😉 It does appear to have been for sale for sometime now (at least since 2013)

    February 3rd, 2015 at 11:19 am

    todd

    Mass histeria incited by CNN again to create the next news cycle until another plane crash or natural disaster. There are Measles outbreaks every year but you never heard of them because they didn’t start at Disneyland.

    How great of an investment was Ebola.com now that they have gained control of that so called epidemic.

    February 3rd, 2015 at 12:30 pm

    web domainer

    Having read Elliot’s posting this am about measles.com being for sale, went to site, using chrome browser.

    Got ‘your computer held hostage’ call ph # message visual and audio ad, locking screen

    Just a ‘heads up’ for anyone reading here

    February 4th, 2015 at 9:34 am

    Monte Cahn

    Yes RightOfTheDot is broking and managing all the Bosch domains. Regarding the parking lander, its probably a rotating 0 click landing rotation. So the parking varies. We will likely change this soon.

    Anyone interested, just email me at monte@rightofthedot.com

    February 4th, 2015 at 10:52 am

      Tasha Kidd

      Hi, Monte. I would just put a landing page (not a parked page) saying that it’s for sale with a business case paragraph, add an rss feed of recent measle and vaccination news feeds. You could/should even include video segments from news coverages. Then add the link to social networks, and drip feed periodic statements about the domain and the disease risks. Best wishes with it! ~ Tasha

      In reply to Monte Cahn | February 4th, 2015 at 2:55 pm

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