What's in a domain name? D.C. man hopes gets him $90k

What's in a domain name? D.C. man hopes gets him $90k (ABC7)

Tucked away in a basement apartment in Northeast Washington, a 28-year-old federal contractor and lawyer - who creates web comics as a hobby - hopes he's sitting on a fortune.

He uses the pen name Jeremy Pegg. As first reported by DCist, he bought the domain name: in 2011 for just $8.

So how did he predict this ticket five years ago?

“[Kaine] was Obama's [vice presidential] runner-up. Obama was looking at Kaine before he picked Biden,” Pegg said. “And I don't know. I felt like he was very likely going to be a running mate.”

Covering his bases, Pegg also bought the “ClintonBiden” and "ClintonBooker" domain names.

Pegg said, last year, he sold and for $1500 each, but this might be his biggest real estate.

“I'm hoping for $90,000. We'll see what actually happens,” he said. “I know the guy that owns was offered six figures for that.”

Since Clinton picked Kaine as her running mate, Pegg said he's been getting huge web traffic and multiple interview requests.

Until he sells, he is promoting his homemade comics on the web page, depicting the Democratic duo in a Harry Potter narrative.

“I'm pretty sure Clinton will win this election so the domain will keep being valuable for at least 4 years,” he added.

Pegg describes himself as very political - a progressive – who likes Sanders but now supports Clinton. Still, he does say he's open to selling the domain name to Sanders or even Trump supporters. He said he will sell to whoever makes the best offer.

“I have people suggesting I put links to the hacked DNC emails up there,” Pegg said. “I don't actually want to hurt the Clinton campaign but I do want to sell the domain so whatever we'll see.”

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