In case you had been under a rock or in the Big Brother house, you will obviously have heard that Michael Jackson has died.
Now, I am not one for jumping on the bandwagon and holding MJ in massive esteem for being the King Of Pop or some made up title like that, but you do have to admire the man for what he achieved and how far he took the cult of celebrity.
Since his death, the internet has been buzzing with news, speculation and rumor of murder, pain killers and other health problems, most of which are probably unfounded. It has also given rise to an amazing number of websites springing up in the memory of the star. And where are the internet marketers whilst all of this is going on? Making a quick buck, that's where.
If you look on eBay, there are lots of domains featuring the name "Michael Jackson", "MJJ" or "MJ" for sale, some rising into the thousands of dollars. I think there were several domains that sold for over a million dollars, all of which will probably be false.
It just goes to show you.
If you are quick, get in there at the right time and register some domains for $9 a year and then sell them on eBay after someone mega-famous like this dies, you could end up sitting on a good return for your efforts.
Note to self: Next time someone sends you a text at 11pm saying someone famous has died, get back out of bed and capitalize on it!