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Last post Author Topic: Checking for available domain name = giving it away?  (Read 7589 times)

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Re: Checking for available domain name = giving it away?
« Reply #25 on: January 24, 2011, 01:06:03 AM »
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The problem is that squatters and domainers have already scooped up so many domains, that you're stuck trying to find *something* that's not already gone, which is a long process of trial and error

Same thing tends to be true for company names when you go to register. You think up something cool, then look through the list only to find there's 20 company names that could be confused with your candidate.   :o

+1  Been there more than a few times myself.

It used to drive me nuts until I allowed myself to realize there are an awful lot of clever and creative people out there.

And if it's true I'm one of them - it merely makes me one of many.

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Re: Checking for available domain name = giving it away?
« Reply #26 on: January 24, 2011, 01:16:02 AM »
Apparently "what comes around goes around," huh?  :P  ;)

Hahahah~!

Well, kind of. I'm not a cause of the problem. I'm a symptom. Because domains disappear, if you want to use one, whether or not you can, you have to buy it.

It's a vicious circle.

The logic bears resemblance to deterrence theory (escalation).
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Re: Checking for available domain name = giving it away?
« Reply #27 on: January 24, 2011, 01:22:04 AM »
Apparently "what comes around goes around," huh?  :P  ;)

Hahahah~!

Well, kind of. I'm not a cause of the problem. I'm a symptom. Because domains disappear, if you want to use one, whether or not you can, you have to buy it.

It's a vicious circle.

The logic bears resemblance to deterrence theory (escalation).

More like Mutually Assured Destruction IMHO.

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Re: Checking for available domain name = giving it away?
« Reply #28 on: January 24, 2011, 01:38:32 AM »
Push the button~! Push the button~!

BUY
You pushed it!

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Re: Checking for available domain name = giving it away?
« Reply #29 on: January 24, 2011, 02:56:12 AM »
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The problem is that squatters and domainers have already scooped up so many domains, that you're stuck trying to find *something* that's not already gone, which is a long process of trial and error

Same thing tends to be true for company names when you go to register. You think up something cool, then look through the list only to find there's 20 company names that could be confused with your candidate.   :o

+1  Been there more than a few times myself.

It used to drive me nuts until I allowed myself to realize there are an awful lot of clever and creative people out there.

And if it's true I'm one of them - it merely makes me one of many.

 ;D

For some reason a Steve Jobs quote comes to mind.  Something about there being too many smart people out there? :)

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Re: Checking for available domain name = giving it away?
« Reply #30 on: January 25, 2011, 06:31:18 AM »

For some reason a Steve Jobs quote comes to mind.  Something about there being too many smart people out there? :)


Having too many smart people aound can be a real pain at times

But it's nowhere near the the amount of pain and suffering you get when you're surrounded by too many stupid people. 

How did that bumper sticker used to go? Something like: If you think education is too expensive, try counting the cost of ignorance.
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Re: Checking for available domain name = giving it away?
« Reply #31 on: January 25, 2011, 05:02:09 PM »
I suspect he was hoping that "There's a sucker born every minute" would accelerate to multiple suckers per second. ;)

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Re: Checking for available domain name = giving it away?
« Reply #32 on: January 25, 2011, 05:25:52 PM »
^With all due respect, if that's Mr. Jobs attitude, it seems to be working brilliantly for Apple.  ;D

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Re: Checking for available domain name = giving it away?
« Reply #33 on: January 25, 2011, 07:50:02 PM »
^With all due respect, if that's Mr. Jobs attitude, it seems to be working brilliantly for Apple.  ;D

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Re: Checking for available domain name = giving it away?
« Reply #34 on: January 26, 2011, 03:34:26 PM »
I've used BlueDomino for years.  Perfect?, nah, but it works for me.

I have just done a test of domains I searched for (and found) about six months ago and all but one I checked are still available.  Does this pass the "squatter" test?

PS - When one is considering quotes pertaining to business and the general consumer populace, one must consider the wisdom of P.T. Barnum and what has also been attributed to him he never said.

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Re: Checking for available domain name = giving it away?
« Reply #35 on: January 27, 2011, 12:52:49 AM »
I've used BlueDomino for years.  Perfect?, nah, but it works for me.

I have just done a test of domains I searched for (and found) about six months ago and all but one I checked are still available.  Does this pass the "squatter" test?

PS - When one is considering quotes pertaining to business and the general consumer populace, one must consider the wisdom of P.T. Barnum and what has also been attributed to him he never said.

Like "play it again Sam" in Casablanca, it's wrong, but it ain't goin' away. ;)

Who you gonna' believe? Me or your own eyes? :)

edit: btw, one of the more interesting quotes is "no good deed goes unpunished."  Seems like about a dozen people have been credited with it.  Maybe it's occurred to so many people there's no way to nail it down.  The first guy may have been before the printing press.



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