The Mayweather vs. McGregor fight is tonight…and MayweatherMcGregor.com is missing out

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While I’m not a huge boxing fan (basketball and DOTA2 are the two sports I follow) I have to say that I am pretty excited about the Mayweather McGregor fight tonight. I think this goes to show that the press machine that these two athletes have built is doing it’s job since I can’t really remember the last time I was excited about a boxing match.

I also learned the hard way that PPV doesn’t work on my Tivo Bolt so I’m really glad I kept my cable box, who knew it would save the day.

Of course one of the first things that crossed my mind today leading up to the fight is, I wonder what people are doing with the exact-match .COMs since they are likely to be getting a lot of type-in traffic. So I have to say that I was honestly surprised that both MayweatherMcGregor.com and MayweatherVsMcGregor.com don’t resolve.

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Is it just me or does this seem like a missed opportunity? This might be one of the most highly anticipated fights of the decade, or longer, it costs $99 just to watch it on PPV in your home. Why buy the .COM and do nothing with it?

Using DomainTools I found out that the owner is a guy named James Chang who also owns 258 other domain names so it looks like it’s owned by a fellow Domainer. The domain was registered over a year ago on May 5th, 2016. While the fight was officially confirmed on June 14th 2017 (Yahoo Sports broke the news) word was out before then and I wasn’t able to track down when word first got out.

My guess is that pretty close to the time that news broke that these two would fight, James picked it up, either that or he had some inside knowledge none of us did. MayweatherVsMcGregor.com also doesn’t resolved and it’s owned by a different person, Megan Halloran who seems to own around 63 domain names.

What would you do if you owned either of these domains? Do you think the owners missed out on an opportunity or are exact-match domains like these not as hot any more now that type in traffic has declined?

I want to hear from you, comment and let your voice be heard!

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  • Grilled August 26, 2017, 8:47 pm

    Hey Morgan,

    Interesting topic. Some things you might have missed:

    (1) MayweatherMcgregor.com has a GoDaddy BIN of $2,000 (23 Views)
    https://auctions.godaddy.com/trpItemListing.aspx?src=dpp&miid=229366156

    (2) McgregorMayweather.com has a BIN of GoDaddy BIN $10,000 (212 Views)
    https://auctions.godaddy.com/trpItemListing.aspx?src=dpp&miid=229759962

    (3) It’s doubtful that James Chang is a domainer. Both James and Chang are common names. Reviewing the WHOIS on some of those 200+ names, I found several different WHOIS physical addresses. I was only able to find one other domain associated with that email address, and it expired and was reregged by somebody else.

    Out of curiosity, why did you research MayweatherMcgregor.com and not McgregorMayweather.com?

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  • Grilled August 26, 2017, 10:15 pm

    Googled my question. The Champ is always listed first on a fight card. Thus, it doesn’t make since for McgregorMayweather.com to be priced at $10k when MayweatherMcgregor.com was priced at $2k.

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  • Anonymous August 26, 2017, 11:07 pm

    There were streaming providers outside of the US providing, cheaper than PPV, streams of the fight. I would have either done referrals or selling VPN subscriptions, because you needed them to use the streaming services.

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  • Michael August 27, 2017, 1:40 pm

    Probably declining Google is taking over peoples websites ! On smart phones google is now making non mobile website mobile but it says google.com for the URL!! I am guessing next they will start encrypting non encrypted website to say they are making the internet safer but it will still say google.com for the URL and be cutting the website owner out!

    The fight sucked! McGregor is not a boxer he should have been allowed to karate fight! It felt more like a scam for money.

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  • joe August 28, 2017, 3:01 am

    1869/5000
    Hello Morgan, how are you?
    Watch television and information https://www.nytimes.com the storm, get land Friday Hurricane Harvey as a category 4. I do not understand categories, what I read compare to Katerine year 2005, the strongest part of First line of land in the state of Texas.
    In Austin how have you affected Hurricane Harvey?

    Well, my friend, I hope you are well enough.

    In reference to the boxing post is not my favorite sport, when I finish the basketball game with the team that played as a very high pivot at that time in Spain 195cm = 6ft 5in and with arms up 240cm = 7ft 1e + 1in thus It was my beginning to dress pass for tailoring from 14 to 17 years old (From here come the beginning of my project of what you do, but it is not the same, see in Linkedin when the blog ends and you will get regular design , Content with the problem of legal and privacy, cookies well get hard work weekend Spain where to live, especially not whistle please, with the sale of domains at $ 300 each, solve with a professional now be impossible this last .

    The fight to see was not a boxing match the punches of the Irish were not bruised when he touches the face caresses him not to break this is a shuffle the comments say it all.

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  • Joe August 28, 2017, 3:05 am

    Sorry I left the boxing match link to my comment https://youtu.be/Y74QG_GEBSI

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