It looks like the Fyre Festival’s domain name, FyreFestival.com, is now in auction at DropCatch.com. If you visit FyreFestival.com, you will be automatically redirected to the auction page, where the high bid is currently $320 with 2 days to go. You can see this was the domain name used by the festival as it is referenced on the Fyre Festival Facebook page (screenshot above).
Interestingly, based on historical Whois records at DomainTools, it does not look like the domain name went through a standard “domain name life cycle.” In May of this year, the Whois record shows that FyreFestival.com was set to expire in November of 2018. For some unknown reason, the domain name seems to have expired prior to when it was supposed to expire in 2018.
A current Whois record shows the domain name now has a creation date of August 8, 2017, which would explain why it is up for auction via DropCatch.com.
As you may recall, the Fyre Festival was a music and lifestyle festival scheduled to take place in the Bahamas earlier this year. There were major issues, and it seems to have gone down in flames (pun intended). You can read more about the Fyre Festival here, here, and here.
It will be interesting to see who ends up acquiring the domain name and how it will subsequently be used. Because many lawsuits have been filed, perhaps a law firm representing one of the complainants will buy it to post updates about the progress of the litigation. I wouldn’t be surprised to see this domain name sell for mid to low four figures.