TheWrap.com has an exclusive interview with the owner of the domain name TrumpTv.com; Hollywood entrepreneur Fernando Escovar.
Mr. Escovar told TheWrap that he bought the domain name back in 2004, and “totally forgot I owned it; Then, all of a sudden, traffic began to go crazy and I realized what was going on.”
“We’ve seen our traffic go from about 150,000 people to 1.3 million in just the last couple of weeks”
Escovar, owns several entertainment sites including FabTV.com, also has a few card-game websites.
“Trump is a term used in Bridge,” Escovar said. “I wasn’t even thinking of Donald Trump.”
Mr. Escovar went on to say “I’ve sold a bunch of domains over the years and so I know how much they’re worth” and this one is priced at $3 million.
Although not covered in TheWrap.com story, the domain name Trump.TV is owned by a Chris Thurman of Bridgeport who has owned it since at least 2013.