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. L64

    I'm enjoying the peace and quiet, personally. 😉

    March 13, 2011 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse |
  2. RUFFNUTT

    We'll miss the little guy . Hey personny learn to say something else like "america is becoming a third world country".!!..

    March 13, 2011 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
  3. JakeL168

    he looks like a freaking ostrich... XD

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

    Good morning all of U DUNDER HEADS !!! How are u today in Dunder Land..?.. Have u all had your dunder coffe ?, ate your dunder breakfast ?, got into your dunder cars and went off to your dunder jobs ?? So u can all be submissive little dunder-sheep .. GOOD... HAVE a nice day dunder heads.... In dunder land.....with dunder lives......

    March 14, 2011 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
  5. amor&paz

    Well, the way I see it...oh wait..my checken nugget is caught in my zipper...be right back.

    March 14, 2011 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  6. loaba

    Hope the dude makes a killing.

    March 14, 2011 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Mr. Poopy Pants

    I eat poop.

    March 14, 2011 at 9:10 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Ragazzo

    I use to like the show, but this guy is on something is sad to see a person so out of reality , what ever that is, I wish him well, he is going to needed.

    March 14, 2011 at 11:59 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Evan

    Sheen gives new meaning to self-centered narcisistic moron. Crawl under a rock and shut up already.

    March 15, 2011 at 9:26 am | Report abuse |
  10. Barb Heiam-Bjornsen

    FALL OUT DUE TO SHEEN'S PERSONALITY DISORDERS: Those tuning in to watch C Sheen's idiotic rants and attempts at getting attention obviously like watching a disaster for their own enjoyment, doing nothing to stop it. Next to the Britney Spears & Mel Gibson's melt downs, Charlie Sheen is the epitome of a fully functional addict with personality disorders. He either has clinical Narcissism or is bi-polar, or both. It's very sad and the best way to help him is to not pay attention to his new ventures and send him twitters that we would like to see him get help to get this train wreck back on track and come back to earth for his own and children's sakes.
    I feel badly for the other actors and 150 people that produce and work on Two and Half Men production. Certainly the actors and producers have enough money saved to get them through this, but the rest of the staff have lost their jobs and may have problems paying rent or their bills.
    There's a lot of fall out with this kind of behavior, especially for the children of these celebrities. (Britney has 2 sons, Charlie has 4 or 5 kids and Mel Gibson has 8 children)

    March 15, 2011 at 10:09 pm | Report abuse |
  11. john

    Wild Thing, You make my heart sing!!!

    March 16, 2011 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  12. Duh Winning

    Mindless Trolls that seek not the Truth! You do not yet understand the Sheenius of Charlie's brain. His Adonis DNA and the Tigers-blood that runs through his veins has made a mind that you cannot Comprehend. You only hate because your life isn’t as great!

    Enter the Warlock Assassin Clan, drink the Tigers-blood of Epic Winning and become a Bi-winner with a Goddess and a Goddess. Praise the hidden secrets of the Vatican for a New Era of Entertainment is upon us! A New Era that isn’t con-Trolled by the large corporate Chuck-Schmucks and their Mindless Minions.

    Banish your hateful Troll and embrace your Winning self and buy your Ticket to the Torpedo of Truth!

    If not, your face will Melt-off and your children will weep over your Exploded Body!

    Signed,

    Duh, Winning

    March 16, 2011 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  13. debbi britton

    This poor excuse of a human being should be run out of the United States on his ear. Lets see, what country should he visit, Libya????? I don't think he's soldier material. Probably could never pass the physical, 4-F classification would suit his sorry behind.

    March 16, 2011 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Juan Carlos Queipo

    Can you believe that in this society a school teacher makes less money tha Charlie Sheen ?!!!!!!
    Not to mention people pay more attention to Charlie Sheen than to a school teacher !?????????

    March 16, 2011 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sassy?ImWassy!

      Wow theres a whole Charlie SHeen section on this site!! I agree with the people that say Charlie wont live to see the end of the tour. Its sad. -Winning-

      March 17, 2011 at 2:40 am | Report abuse |
  15. Sassy?ImWassy!

    Your a winner in my book Charlie. I wish I had 2 girls like that. that would be pretty sweet.

    March 17, 2011 at 2:41 am | Report abuse |
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