This week, I bought a few new domains. In one case, I probably did a good deed because domain extortionists would probably have bought it and screwed the company that actually owns the idea out of some money.
As of couple of days ago, I’m now the owner of ChickenSoups.net, SteviaRecipes.net, and NeoKobePizza.com.
In the early days of the internet, people bought domains because they had a message they wanted to send. Now, way too many are just sitting on domains that they don’t use, and have no real intention to. They figure they’ll buy them up, sell them, and make a lot of money.
Someone should tell them that this bubble has burst since long. Now, if you’re sitting on a domain that violates someone’s copyright, and you’re not promoting them sufficiently, they’ll just sue you. If you are promoting them, then it’s all good and they’ll usually let you keep it unless their lawyers are bored.
Once I saw that the Neo Kobe pizza trend was making a comeback, I decided out of curiosity, to check to see if the domain was available. To my surprise, it was, so I felt the need to buy it. If Konami wants it, they can have it. For the meantime though, I’m glad I kept one more good domain from getting jacked by some jerk who wouldn’t use it to its potential, and would keep it from the company that technically owns the idea.
Speaking of which, I hope that Konami makes a deal with someone to produce frozen pizza that comes with soup. It would be cool to see a frozen pizza that comes with a bowl of ramen or miso soup attached to it, or maybe keep it all “just add hot water” and have a pizza cracker attached to a bowl of instant soup. That would probably fly off the shelves.
Anyway, I have a lot of work to do, and I hope it leads to more good things. 🙂