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. kcusick

    Why is everyone paying attention to Charlie Sheen? Because he is so entertaining? See why in “A Day in the Life of Charlie Sheen” on The Loop Now.

    theloopnow.com/?p=7191

    March 13, 2011 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • befree43

      are those pick marks on his face ?

      March 16, 2011 at 2:43 am | Report abuse |
    • CaliRN

      how is this even remotely important? I have lost respect for this man...what a joke.

      March 17, 2011 at 6:04 am | Report abuse |
  2. Bobby Fontaine

    Charlie Sheen and EminEm need to check this out if they plan on keeping up with Lady Gaga, it is NOT a spoof,, Lady Gaga says she is going to run for president, read it with your tigers eyes wide open, the 2012 presidential election is going to be all about Hollywood

    http://www.thespoof.com/news/magazine/inquiry_lady_gaga_replied_shes_going_to_run_for_president_8705.htm

    March 13, 2011 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • bill

      you have to be 35 to be president. I thought she was still in her 20's

      March 14, 2011 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Evan

      The clowns and buffoons that are Hollywood might as well run for political office.

      It would be refreshingly candid and we'd all know from the get go that they haven't a clue.

      March 15, 2011 at 9:31 am | Report abuse |
  3. Chillaxin

    Tigress blood!

    March 13, 2011 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  4. becness

    If he's going to seLl he should do it now. Charlie Sheen is on his way out.

    March 13, 2011 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  5. banasy

    *Facepalm*

    March 13, 2011 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Va Shea

      facepalm.org – go for it! you know it's the next big thing! LOL – i LOVE Two and 1/2 Men... so sad Charlie is soooo losing it!

      March 14, 2011 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Jazz

    We are all responsible for our own actions, Period

    March 13, 2011 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Cesar

    I drink mosquito blood.

    March 13, 2011 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  8. banasy

    @Cesar: you would! 😉

    March 13, 2011 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse |
  9. SASSAS

    Tiger Blood? You have to be kidding. Charlie is clearly whacked out on drugs. I mean look at him. This all a Pr STUNT.

    March 13, 2011 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
  10. mary

    @ Cesar yes your GF says u have quit a bit . Thats my boy LOL

    March 13, 2011 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse |
  11. S - 2100 - S

    @ dunder heads – your website is called Eat S**t .com go there and eat s**t !!!!.......... Its free......... Stupid dunder heads ..!!!!......

    March 13, 2011 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |
  12. banasy

    Rant much?

    March 13, 2011 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Cesar

    Ok banasy, what did you do with personny? Did you kidnap him? I miss the little SPAM guy, "Israel is becoming a nation www/nopolicestate.comdshstgxz."

    March 13, 2011 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Personny's MOM

    Personnys gone insane – he blogged israel is becoming a nation so much that he became a mental patient and is currently in white padded room .. At the ward in Buffalo.. He does'nt know who he is anymore the only thing he says all day long is – israel is becoming a nation ALL DAY LONG..!!!... Over and over ...

    March 13, 2011 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Cesar

    Oh

    March 13, 2011 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse |
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