Okay, okay, okay. Everyone (a select group of geeks) knows the pain of trying to register a domain… that’s parked. You try to buy it with GoDaddy or namecheap, and it’s taken – so you visit the site, and low and behold it’s a page full of ad’s with an email/form/phone number asking for thousands of dollars.
Seriously, can we end this? I know we can’t rEaLlY because of internet freedom and the very nature of the internet; but it’s just so god damn annoying!
Now onto premium domains, these are usually short or catchy and unregistered, yet they cost thousands of dollars (I’ve seen some go for $40,000 before)! You end up having to extend the name – damaging brand identity, register a similar domain with a different TLD (e.g .xyz or .blog) or actually paying the ridiculous sum of money!
Now, ICANN could probably actually regulate this, but they’re just as bad (or at-least the UK equivalent NOMINET is). NOMINET held auctions of domain names, luckily NOMINET is non-profit and donated all of the money to charity but it’s still a pain in the arse.
Anyway, that’s it. Rant over. If you know a work around to any of this, do send me an email – email@example.com.
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