Stormi Webster isn’t even a week old and already she’s the focus of a mad scramble as intellectual property opportunists prepare for a big payday, including one seller who’s ready to cash in for 5 figures!
Minutes after Kylie revealed the name of her baby with Travis Scott as Stormi, the internet did two things: scratch their head and ask why — or ferociously check domains and social media handles to see if anything was available.
The Blast spoke with a broker for the owner of www.stormi.com, who actually registered the URL in 1998 when Kylie was 1-year-old! Sounds like someone got really, really lucky.
The broker told us that “based on many criteria” the current price of the site was now $25,000. He wouldn’t elaborate on what the “many criteria” was, but there’s a good chance it rhymes with Shmylie Shmenner. He also made it clear that if the owners see a jump in traffic on the domain — which is inevitable now that the name is revealed — the price will go up dramatically.
Along with stormi.com, just about every variation of the baby’s name has also been claimed on Twitter and Instagram. The buying of social media handles is a business in itself, and someone is definitely hoping Kylie wants to grab one of them for her daughter.
Other squatters that took a chance and registered URL’s shortly after Kylie revealed the first name of the baby: www.stormijenner.com and www.stormiscott.com (Scott’s not his real last name🤦♀️)
The other winning lotto ticket — the genius who registered www.stormiwebster.com — can now sell it for a pretty penny … or a cameo on “Keeping Up With The Kardashians.”