Chicago Cubs Fan Punks Boston Red Sox on jetBlue Park Domain Name
The Fort Myers News-Press today is reporting on the latest story involving the Boston Red Sox new Spring Training home, jetBlue Park.
Apparently, a Chicago Cubs fan bought the domain name of jetBluePark.com. While, the cybersquatting of a domain name is nothing new, the Cubs fan decided to do something different with the domain name.
As of Tuesday afternoon, typing jetbluepark.com into a Web browser resulted in the New York Yankees homepage being unfurled onto the screen.
“It does?” said Sam Kennedy, executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Boston Red Sox, when told Tuesday afternoon. Kennedy then watched as Red Sox senior advisor Charlie Steinberg typed jetbluepark.com onto his phone. “We’re going to have to look into that.”
For the Red Sox, losing a domain name to stadium you own is one thing, but having it point to your hated rivals website is a different matter.
So far, no word on if the Red Sox have contacted the fan who owns the domain, but the Fort Myers News-Press did.
So, how did Eric Engelman acquire jetBluePark.com?
The next day, Engelman said he opened his wife’s godaddy.com account and saw that jetbluepark.com, the domain name, was for sale.
Engelman bought it. He said he paid $8.
Can Red Sox get their hands on jetBluePark.com? Or will the Yankees be the beneficiary of a Cubs fan with nothing else better to do?