In what may well be our first SCOOP in the history of stupidbusinessideas.com, and we really aren’t expecting any more, we have discovered a curious domain name holding by our favorite social futility network – Facebook.
In what started out as a ‘not-so-stupid-idea’, your hosts here at SBI were working on a possible plan for WorldTV involving ad revenues and charity. We thought of an initiative that many websites could get involved in, displaying a logo on their website. The name we came up with for this idea… AdAid.
This flush of creativity all stemmed from an impromptu staff outing to the Cliffs of Moher – a particularly inspiring but rather windy spot on the left coast of Ireland. Upon our return to home base, we looked up the domain name AdAid.org, but guess what we found when we visited the domain… the Facebook home page.
At first we thought it was some kind of weird cookie behaviour but indeed, adaid.org really does link to Facebook. Here’s a Google search for Facebook and AdAid…
Would Facebook like to tell us something? If they don’t have any immediate plans for the domain, perhaps they could donate it to the cause? Quite apart from anything else, if they have it as a private domain registration, why is it linked to their homepage!