Hail to the 404!: King James loses his domain (name)

According to a variety of news sources including ESPN.com, Microsoft and NBA star LeBron James have terminated their advertising agreement, which apparently included the maintenance and hosting of lebronjames.com. As soon as the agreement ended, Microsoft pulled the plug on the site, leaving the star without his main web presence. A bit awkwardly timed for a guy who is reportedly trying to make himself into a “global icon” and is entertaining rumors about trades to big-market cities in 2010…

Here’s a hint to the wannabe stars of tomorrow: buy your domain name now for $7 a year and hold on to it until you’re famous and someone will build you a site. It’s good insurance. Just ask LeBron.

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