read this before your next domain name search

Before you go and check whether that brilliant domain name is available, read this article from Wired.

There's been a lot of hoopla in communities like Digg, Slashdot and the blogosphere in general regarding people who have searched for domain name availability, and then found the names they searched already registered shortly thereafter.

There's much debate about coincidence, conspiracy and security, but bottom line, the article offers some good advice: before searching for domain names, be prepared to buy them on the spot, should they be available. Better safe than sorry.

1 comment:

*IPHQ* said...

I can attest to this first hand. When 2 * 4 Flinchin' started it was originally suppsed to be I came back to register it a day later and it had disappeared into the abyss. It's now one of those damn placeholder things with search options on it. Domain name sitters and spammers will have a special portion of Hell reserved just for them, I guarantee it.

2 * 4 Flinchin' turned out to be a cooler name once all was said and done, but it still pisses me off.

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