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Did Michael Arrington Register UnpaidBlogger.com 2 Days Before Wearing His Infamous Shirt?

September 15, 2011Domaining, Domainnamewire, michael arrington, techcrunch, UncategorizedComments Off on Did Michael Arrington Register UnpaidBlogger.com 2 Days Before Wearing His Infamous Shirt?

Domain name registered on September 10, just two days before Arrington’s TechCrunch Disrupt appearance.

When TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington took the stage at TechCrunch Disrupt on Monday he sported a now much-talked about t-shirt.

Arrington, who just left TechCrunch because of potential conflicts of interest with his CrunchFund, wore a shirt that read “unpaid blogger”.

These days anything that grabs news attention like Arrington’s shirt will be registered as a domain name. And, lo and behold, UnpaidBlogger.com was registered within the past week.

The domain name is protected by GoDaddy‘s whois privacy service. Did someone just capitalize on Arrington’s shirt news and jump on the domain? Nope. It was registered on September 10, two days before Arrington’s shirt made news.

Did Arrington register it? There are many other people who may have known about the shirt who could have registered it. And of course it could be pure coincidence.

But remember that Arrington used to be CEO of domain name drop catching service Pool.com. He’s domain savvy, other than not owning CrunchFund.com.

Arrington also plans to start a personal blog in the next couple days (as a commenter pointed out). This could very well be it.


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