Friday, August 12, 2005

Domain Squatters: Are they getting worse?

Is it just me, or is it getting to be impossible to secure a reasonable domain name? I recently had several of my domains expire. Some were live projects that I eventually stopped caring about, others were projects I never got posted and gave up on. I was considering revisiting one of these projects and I found one of those search pages wrapped up with lots of keywords related to the domain. I checked out another of my old domains and it was snatched up by a domain reseller. The page read, "this domain might be for sell!"

Even with the dot com bubble having long passed, it has continued to become more difficult to secure reasonable domain names. This is really frustrating. It's also filling our Internet full of useless pages that don't really benefit anyone... other than the people who are skimming a few cents in advertising off of the random traffic that hits them. To me, it's getting as annoying as spam.

Ah well... if only everyone could have enjoyed the Internet before spam, popup ads, and whatever this new web polution is called.


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Anonymous said...

It's funny that on a post railing against domain squatters and spammers, all of the above comments are spam. That's irony for ya'.

Tabby said...

I was thinking the EXACT same thing!! Well, at lease this spam is spelled correctly...? Silver lining! Silver lining!!