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Kim Kardashian’s butt may have broken the Internet last year but there’s a new and an even more cunning way of owning the world wide web.
Introducing: “cybersquatting” – the act of acquiring domain names before anyone else for the sole purpose of selling them to those who actually need them.
A 35-year-old cybersquatter from Houston, Texas owns more than 15 domain names like whydallassucks.com and deepfriedpixels.com - partly in the hopes that some enterprise will want to buy it from them one day at big bucks.
(Kim Kardashian, John Legend and Chrissy Teigen take a selfie during The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards at the STAPLES Center on February 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)
Even the height of Kim K’s rear end photo inspired a domain name: glorifiedfat.com – acquired by a 24-year-old for around $85, Ozy reported.
Wonder how much that will appreciate.