A lot of domainers are kids …

5 Jun
2007

I know quite a few domainers. I’ve talked about them on this blog, defending their business quite a few time.

Yet … some struggle a bit.

You can get some background information here.

Notable from the Wadnd site:

Due to disruption of proceedings at T.R.A.F.F.I.C. caused by certain persons, groups or companies arranging private parties or gatherings while events are occurring, the Board voted unanimously that any function, party or gathering by written or verbal invitation by any person, group or company before 9:30P.M. on the first, second or third full day of T.R.A.F.F.I.C. shall be strictly prohibited and any violators shall be excluded from any future T.R.A.F.F.I.C. CONFERENCE AND TRADE SHOW. Sponsors pay to have full attendance at Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner and it is not fair to them to have competing functions small or large before 9:30 P.M.

I’ve been to quite a few conferences, and private events happen all the time. I would think that if I paid, I can bloody do well what I want (and I’ve mentioned how much I hate people who think they are the guiding moral light).

And the real kicker?

Unethical.com – you’ve gotta be kidding me.

5 Responses to A lot of domainers are kids …

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SK

June 6th, 2007 at 2:15 pm

Not only kids, but many of them are

* dreamers
and/or
* badly informed

Many of them don’t know what they’re doing either.
And to top it all, some of them think they know a lot, and have no idea. The wider trends that underline the future value (or lack of) of a domain name are often ignored. Many domains are bought because something “is hot” “is going to be hot”. I heard it loads of times.

I think that the smartest guys in this game are not talking. I would really like to hear what Ham or the other one who sold to Marchex have to say. those two seem to know what they’re doing. Many of the rest are just small speculators (maybe me too!) with overinflated egos (I hope not me! ;)

Regards

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Ahmed

June 6th, 2007 at 2:30 pm

Yun Yi, who sold out to Marchex, doesn’t talk to anyone. I doubt he will start now :)

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SK

June 7th, 2007 at 2:09 am

life is unfair!

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Adam Sadowski

June 29th, 2007 at 10:06 am

Just a bit of an update..

Unethical.com has been taken down (kind of funny, there’s not even an index page there… just a blank directory listing).

I saw Ron Sheridan at the show, so these two must have put aside their differences for the time being, and hopefully for good.

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Ahmed

June 29th, 2007 at 1:31 pm

Yep the hatchet has been buried.

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