Back on October 9, 2014 CNBC was the first media outlet that covered the Ebola.com domain being for sale. On October 14, the media frenzy started and their were posts all over the mainstream media, from The Daily Mail to The Washington Post. Yesterday Elliot Silver posted about the sale of Ebola.com to Cannabis Sativa, Inc. for $50,000 and restricted shares in the thinly traded public company.
All the media hoopla spurred a surge in Ebola related domain registrations. In the month of September there were 567 Ebola related .com and .net domains registered. After the media frenzy on October 14, the number of registrations on the 15th and 16th were each greater than the whole month of September. October 15 saw 673 .com and .net regs. October 16 saw 770 .com and .net registrations.
So far there have been over 5,000 Ebola .com and .net registrations in October.
Some of the domains registered include: