re: Kims 'It's a freaking racket'
I agree with the freaking part, but it more of an economy than a racket. Those less than admirable folks are mostly speculators, but you get speculators in most new fast growing markets.
We could write some laws, where undeveloped URLs could be reclaimed by the state, somewhat similar to eminent domain laws. But that would just cost money, waste time, and create a whole slew of new issues.
I have to say I have never once been unable to find a suitable URL for a site I wanted to develop. Expand your imagination and/or your URL search skills before you cry foul.
And don't discount longer domains - most business and marketing models can be tweaked such that customers don't need to often/ever type it in to reach you. With bookmarks, search and auto-complete, how often have I typed in Cre8asiteforums.com? Maybe twice.
Is the credit repair market too hot? And all of the good names gone? Possibly, but I found this for a friend a couple days ago, when he made a similar complaint: WipeYourCreditClean
.com. 3 and 4 word combos are out there and available.
Nonsense words too, as others have pointed out. Additional value using a nonsense word: you don't worry about accidental copyright infringement, and the youth market actually likes
to misspell and shorten and abbreviate and obfuscate.
Edited by Jozian, 28 September 2007 - 02:31 PM.