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06|23|2010 10:46 am EDT

Tucows Donates Domain to Freddie Mercury’s Estate

by Frank Michlick in Categories: Registrars

According to news posted on QueenOnline, the Tucows/OpenSRS’ YummyNames Unit has donated the domain FreddieMercury.com to Freddie’s estate.

From the statement on QueenOnline:

In a recent act of fantastic generosity, domain registrar company Tucows Inc. secured the domain name FreddieMercury.com and donated it free of charge to Freddie’s estate.

We would openly like to thank Bill Sweetman and his team for their gift and allowing us to have the use of the best domain name for Freddie’s musical legacy.

The domain name was taken over by the registrar four months after the previous owner had let the registration lapse. Sweetman told DNN:

Every day the YummyNames team helps entrepreneurs and marketers find the perfect domain name for their ventures, but we are especially proud to have helped the Estate of this remarkable musician get use of this domain name. Freddie Mercury is gone but he is not forgotten, and this domain name will help to keep that memory alive.

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4 Comments

Josh

June 23, 2010 @ 11:03 am EDT

That’s ” sweet ” of them lol

btw I will be donating aolonline.com to aol soon, just out of the goodness of my heart :)

Pat

June 23, 2010 @ 12:43 pm EDT

Fantastic generosity? AYFKM? They appropriated it at zero cost instead of dropping it as any ethical registrar would.

And what would they have done with it if they had just kept it?

Something tells me that the estate of Freddie Mercury might have had something to day about anyone other than them trying to capitalize on it.

Fantastic generosity my ass.

Adam Strong

June 24, 2010 @ 3:05 am EDT

Pat please note . . . it’s the recipient’s release that calls this an act of “fantastic generosity”. The name was owned by someone else and now is there’s I’m sure they’re just happy that they don’t have to figure it all out. It’s theirs now.

Linda

June 24, 2010 @ 9:38 am EDT

That’s sweet.
Many company should follow it. :)

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