Looking for 'tiger blood' on the Web? Boston man's got it
"Tiger blood" has taken off since embattled actor Charlie Sheen uttered the term in a nationally televised interview.
March 13th, 2011
12:30 PM ET

Looking for 'tiger blood' on the Web? Boston man's got it

Former “Two and a Half Men” star Charlie Sheen may have put tiger blood on the map, but he didn’t put it on the internet.

The Web latched onto the term when the embattled actor told NBC's "Today Show" in a late February interview that he has "tiger blood and Adonis DNA".

The term quickly became a Twitter topic for a few days afterward and was a top search term on Google.

But "winning," at least on the web, apparently involves some legal legwork.

The domain name tigerblood.com is owned by a Singapore-based pharmaceuticals firm that sells steroids. The site’s domain has been registered since 2005, according to Network Solutions, a website registrar. The company did not respond to interview requests.

But what about the obvious variations, tigerblood.net and tigerblood.org?

Meet Bob Wilson, a “regular, hard-working Boston guy” who happened to snap up the word du jour on the World Wide Web just recently.

“Like everyone else, I had been watching TV every morning to see Charlie Sheen's daily antics, and I thought it was hilarious how he kept talking about tiger blood,” Wilson said.

Wilson said he went online and snapped the domains up.

“It was a $15 investment,” he said.

Domain names are big business. In November, a holdings company ended up in Guinness World Records when it bought sex.com for $13 million, the most ever for a domain name. It had been sold before that for $11 million.

But people who buy domains and sit on them are controversial in technology circles. To some, they are just people who have followed proper Web protocol by legally paying for a domain. But many view "cybersquatters" as unsavory space-occupiers.

Wilson, who makes high-end custom signage for businesses, said he’s neither. “To be honest, I don’t know what I’m going to do with it,” he said.

In other words, Wilson said he doesn't sit around and collect domains to sell for profit.

His last foray into domain names was about 12 years ago, when he registered the name of his band, the Konks (“a '60s-style garage punk band”), which recently broke up.

Wilson is not the only one in a bid to take tiger blood to the bank. A California company recently debuted a tiger blood energy potion.

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  1. CaliRN

    better yet..WHO CARES! What a has been....NEXT!

    March 17, 2011 at 6:06 am | Report abuse |
  2. pooh_just_is

    I am glad that Charlie love himself, but I hope that someday he will see that where he sits in the world has some bearing on who came before him. I think that his father gave him the position in life to then become who he is. WE owe alot to our fathers, yet we are never so special as to feel that we can overcome being human. The disease of addiction is serious, if Charlie has addiction, then he should get all the help that is offered. Its not so much in life what we get from our fortunes but more how much we can give ourselves. In the end all the material stuff, fame and fortune is passed around, but what people really want and need is love and experience.

    March 17, 2011 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • pooh_just_is

      More important than our fathers is that of our mothers, they needed to do all that they did 'Mother's" to capture the beginning of life itself. Its a Dance with the mom and dad and with or without that dance in our lives we can find a way to get what they have to give whether present or not.

      March 17, 2011 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Guy

    for sale on ebay: http://cgi.ebay.com/TIGERBLOOD-NET-AND-ORG-web-domains-sale-/270721817443?pt=Domain_Names&hash=item3f08471b63#ht_554wt_1139

    March 17, 2011 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse |
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