If you can predict the future and get inside the minds of major corporations, buying domain names can be a very lucrative business. When the Red Sox and JetBlue decided they were going to build a new park together at Boston’s spring training site in Fort Myers, Fla., one would think somebody would be in charge of purchasing the appropriate domain names. Either that person fell asleep at the wheel, or everyone thought it would be safe to wait.
According to News-Press writer David Dorsey, a gentleman named Eric Engelman was thinking on his toes when the plans were announced and bought the domain name JetBluePark.com for $8. Engelman is a Cubs fan, but he decided it would be a humorous prank if he made the website redirect to Yankees.com. He was right. Go ahead and visit the page and see for yourself.
“I just thought it would be fun to have,” Engelman said.
It is certainly fun, and he’s probably going to make a few bucks off of the idea while he’s at it. Sam Kennedy, executive vice president and chief operating officer for the Red Sox, first heard the news on Tuesday afternoon and had the following reaction: “We’re going to have to look into that.”
Obviously, the Red Sox and JetBlue can’t let this stand. Bravo, Eric Engelman. That’s what I call a quality prank.
H/T Eye on BaseballGoogle+