Recently, Zuckerberg made news because he had agreed on a domain-sale related deal with an Indian boy hailing from Kochi.
Amal Augustine, a final year engineering student from Kochi, sold the registration rights of maxchanzuckerberg.org to the Facebook founder, , trading the registration rights of maxchanzuckerberg.org on Monday.
Facebook approached Amal for the domain name which is short for Maxime Chan Zuckerberg, the name of Mark Zuckerberg’s daughter.
“I have registered quite a few domain names and I have been doing it for some time. I registered this domain name when their baby was born last December”, Augustine, a student of KMEA engineering college, told TOI.
Amal was contacted by GoDaddy on whether he would be willing to sell the domain name.
His reply was a “yes” and in return he asked for a decent sum of $700 (Rs. 47000) But, to his surprise, the deal closing email came from Facebook itself!
More than the money, Augustine, a final-year electronics student from a city engineering college, says that He says his passion for filing internet domain names has earned him a small profit.
“When the letter came officially mentioning the change of registration, I noticed the FB letterhead: But since it’s not legal to negotiate, I just went ahead and closed the deal in seven days,” he said. The mail was from none other than the firm which handles Mark Zuckerberg’s financial deals. Sara Chapel, the manager of Iconic Capital wrote directly to Amal, acknowledging the deal.