19 comments

  • Iheanyi Ekechukwu, 6 years ago

    And this is what makes me glad that I have a foreign and unique name. Allowed me to easily get iheanyi.com, haha.

    5 points
  • Mason LawlorMason Lawlor, 6 years ago

    Out of curiosity, why didn't you try buying the domain from the original Brad? The hunter?

    3 points
    • Floyd WilliamsonFloyd Williamson, almost 6 years ago (edited almost 6 years ago )

      In general, the owners either do not respond to your inquiry (most common), or they ask for some hilarious price.

      0 points
    • T LT L, almost 6 years ago

      He said in the other post he tried that but never got response.

      1 point
  • ポール ウェッブポール ウェッブ, 6 years ago

    Yikes. I hope I never have to go through this.

    2 points
  • Joel CalifaJoel Califa, 6 years ago

    Eesh, really glad not to have gone through this.

    2 points
  • Catalin Cimpanu, 6 years ago

    And the follow up: http://bradfrost.com/blog/link/how-most-people-see-domain-investors/

    2 points
    • Hong Yi DongHong Yi Dong, 6 years ago (edited 6 years ago )

      The other side of the conversation is quite disheartening: http://domainnamewire.com/2014/12/03/how-most-people-see-domain-investors/

      Look at the comment section.

      2 points
      • ポール ウェッブポール ウェッブ, 6 years ago

        UGH

        0 points
      • Catalin CimpanuCatalin Cimpanu, 6 years ago

        Probably DomainNameSales employees or other persons involved with this big scam. All this reeks like there's an underground mafia we never heard about.

        0 points
      • Joel CalifaJoel Califa, 6 years ago

        Angry at you for making me read these.

        1 point
      • E BensleyE Bensley, 6 years ago

        All of the comments like "should have checked obscure listing site b or made a back order on other provider c" scream scam. These people clearly know they're ripping people off and are just angry that not everyone agrees with them.

        I guess what needs to happen is designers and developers who wouldn't normally intact with this crowd need to get a bit more involved in the process, maybe someone should write a beginners guide or something similar.

        1 point
        • Hong Yi DongHong Yi Dong, 6 years ago (edited 6 years ago )

          After reading all these comments, the biggest issue that came to my mind was that those people are entirely oblivious about the negative impact they bring to the creators' community, mainly because they themselves aren't largely affected by what they do: They probably never had to worry about securing a domain name for their project/site.

          Sure, they claim that they are just doing their "domain brokerage" business, which is totally legal. But, just like any other businesses, some practice certain actions that are less ethical—Seizing and charging domain names for an extra high price evidently falls under this category.

          3 points
  • Giulio MichelonGiulio Michelon, 6 years ago

    I feel pretty good to have my own domain right now

    1 point
  • Raluca PartenieRaluca Partenie, 6 years ago

    Wow... what a bunch of scumbags.

    These domain names should be regulated just like any other product.

    What happened to him borders on extortion.

    1 point
  • Paul @StammyPaul @Stammy, 6 years ago

    I've been trying to buy paul.com for years. One day..

    0 points
  • Dan Boland, 6 years ago

    The reason I'm at danboland.net and not danboland.com is because the well-named gentleman who owns it refused to even consider selling it to me. It's his right, but the frustrating part is that for years, all he's had on his site is a blank install of Drupal running the Garland theme. Barf.

    0 points