Kochi engineering student sell his first domain name to Mark Zuckerberg: Mark Zuckerberg may start the online social networking revolution and had made millions of dollars from the game – changing Facebook (FB). But the maverick internet entrepreneur surely did not reckon with the city boy Amal Augustine.
Kochi engineering student sell his first domain name to Mark Zuckerberg
On Monday, Amal has beaten the master on his own game and closed a deal with FB and started trading the registration rights of maxchanzuckerberg.org.
Facebook then approached Augustine for the domain name registered by him as this name was the short form of Maxime Chan Zukerberg, the name of the FB founder Mark Zuckerberg’s daughter.
More than money, Augustine a student of final year electronics from a city of engineering college, stated that he was thrilled by fact that FB approached him.
He also said that his passion for filing the internet domain names has helped him to earn a small profit and in the deal with the FB he received $700.
Amal a student of KMEA engineering college, said that he registered this domain name when the baby of Mark Zuckerberg was born in last December. He also said he have registered a few domain names and he have been doing it for some time. However the FB team’s approached foxed Amal. A web hosting company and internet domain registrar i.e. GoDaddy made a casual request through email, would Amal is willing to sell the domain name by the end of last month and for how much price?
Then, Amal replied yes and he asked for a decent sum of $700.
But when the mail was coming closing to the deal then he realized that actually it was FB. The mail was from the Sara Chapel the manager of Iconic Capital, that firm which handles the financial deals of Facebook founder.
He said; when the letter came officially that too with mentioning the change of registration, he noticed the letterhead of FB. As it was not legal to negotiate, he just then went ahead and within seven days he closed the deal.