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Monday, April 08, 2013

You have my domain name and I want it!


"Generic names can be owned by anyone on a first come-first serve basis. As it turns out, we got there first. That said, we are not going to give away our valuable generic names because you woke up this morning and decided you want a name we own."






I always thought the best answer to this question was in NAmedia's FAQ (above circa 2010), until Tom left this comment on Rick's board:

"Nobody has ownership to own generic keywords, they do not belong to anyone, majority of domainers trade on solid keywords, anyone with a credit card can register a domain... including you, there are all sorts, the good, the bad, and the ugly.
Why do people hoard sportscards, shouldn't they be given to the fans, and displayed in museums, rather than personal collections.
Why do developers buy up city blocks and sit on them for 10 years, to flip them later...
This is how business, Rick put his money down, when everyone thought why waste a measly $100, he didn't do anything out of the ordinary, placed his order, paid his bill, acquired his rights to his asset. You had the chance to do the same, he played the game, followed the rules, he put his capital on a long shot, when others went on vacation, bought boats, etc... he chose to invest, now that his investment is paying off, he should be able to enjoy the returns on those investments, given the capital he risked almost 2 decade ago (A VERY LONG TIME AGO).
Now that domains, and .com are in the eyes of everyday corporate america, people like him are being mislabeled because he was a visionary, and played by the rules, everyone one of us had a chance to get a generic name back in 1996... ask yourself why you didn't put $100 down. Were you to busy doing other things, didn't care, had no hope, or simply didn't think it would pan out...
Free market system works, it is the new registries who are hoarding the keywords for an auction based platform, the richest of the richest get the premium names... maybe you should focus your attention on that hoarding...  
Nothing different than staking your plot on a gold mine, and finding that giant nugget, this is american capitalism... seriously get a life, I feel really sorry for you ri.sk... you live in a very small world, where you cannot respect someone for sticking their neck out, and coming out ahead."

What are some names big companies think they have the rights to own instead of the guys who do?

AfricanMasks.com
Annulment.com
Antarctica.com
Antiaging.net
AntiqueRepair.com
AppleMartini.com
AptitudeTests.com
AutoRepo.com
BabyCostumes.com
Bebes.com
BeverlyHillsCalifornia.com
BilliardTable.com
BoatsforSale.com
BuilderSupply.com
Canada.net
CanadaVacations.com
CarRims.com
ChocolateCakes.com
ChristmasGiftIdeas.com
ComingAttractions.com
CordlessPowertools.com
Cornrows.com
DiscountComputers.com
DiscountComputers.com
eShopping.com
ForeignCurrency.com
FuelTanks.com
GardenPond.com
GraniteCountertop.com
GuitarPedals.com
HamsterCages.com
HappyNewYear.com
HerbalMedicine.com
HotelReview.com
Images.net
InflationRate.com
InfraredCameras.com
IngrownToenails.com
Internship.com
ItchyEyes.com
JapaneseTranslation.com
JingleBells.com
JobFile.com
KitchenCabinetry.com
LakeoftheOzarks.com
LifeInsuranceAgents.com
Mapas.com
Mapas.com
Messaging.net
MetalSheds.com
MiamiInsurance.com
Mobile.net
Mortgages.org
MotorcycleTrailers.com
MotorcycleTrikes.com
MovieRentals.com
NewYorkPlumbing.com
NumberPuzzle.com
Overdraft.com
OvulationCalendar.com
OxygenBar.com
OzoneAirPurifiers.com
PastaRecipes.com
PatioHeaters.com
PeaceOnEarth.com
Pears.com
PersonalLoans.com
Plane.net
Poemas.com
Promotion.net
RealEstatePrices.com
RemoteControlCars.com
ReverseMortgages.com
ScienceProjects.com
ShavedIce.com
ShoppingDeals.com
SkateboardShop.com
SoftwarePrices.com
SongDownloads.com
SpaVacations.com
SportScores.com
SportsWorld.com
STDs.com
StockTips.com
StrategyGame.com
Stylesheet.com
SumoWrestlers.com
Tempura.com
TestDrive.com
TheLord.com
TileRoofing.com
TimesharesForSale.com
ToyWeb.com
TravelChicago.com
TravelLasVegas.com
Triathlons.com
UsedCarsforSale.com
VideoProjector.com
VideoRecorders.com
WaterBirth.com
WebHealth.com
WebPages.net


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