I got an email today which I can best describe as ridiculous. It’s so ridiculous I simply had to talk about it publicly here on dnxpert.com.
First, let’s get to the email itself. I opted to paste the email below minus the name of the person who sent it simply to save them from any further ridicule…
I think you are doing a dis-service to domainers with your blog about GoDaddy Auctions. Prices have gone sky high for most of the domains you highlight. See what’s written on NamePros
I’m contacting DotWeekly.com as well. These are the only 2 I know of currently who are blogging about these auctions.
I’ve been aware of the thread from the outset as it sent dnxpert.com and my expired domain lists traffic – an irony in itself. I opted to not do anything about it and to not get involved in the thread itself for reasons I shall outline below.
I put my thoughts in point form as I am having trouble trying not to wander off on a tangent from all the laughter…
Funny number 1: The notion that a billion dollar company (Godaddy) relies on I and Jamie for the purpose of promoting their expired domain auction. Of course it has nothing to do with the ongoing efforts Godaddy makes every day to get exposure for one of their more profitable product lines!
Funny number 2: The idea that domainers are part of an inner circle that exists solely for the purpose of helping the other guy buy domain names on the cheap. I always thought we were all in competition for domain names, but go figure… Perhaps I’ll go lowball a bunch of offers on Sedo for good measure… or NOT!
Funny number 3: The idea that domainers have a birth right that entitles them to buying domain names at low prices and selling them for huge profit. Perhaps the Candy.com deal shouldn’t have gone through and Rick should have sold Candy.com to me for a sweet $100… it’s only fair?!? Wait a second, $100 is too much, I want it at reg fee!
Funny number 4: While an isolated group of folks who happen to be members of NamePros consider what we are doing treason and betrayal – by showcasing Godaddy auctions we are actually doing a service to members of the domainer community that happen to pay attention to what we actually write here on dnxpert.com.
Funny number 5: I get it. All is clear to me now. We should be looking at this from a completely different angle. Let me try and dig up some text here… an idea perhaps, about the way the world should be run… perhaps a revolution is in the offing…
Communism is a sociopolitical movement that aims for a classless and stateless society structured upon common ownership of the means of production, free access to articles of consumption, and the end of wage labour and private property in the means of production and real estate.
And then some more:
Anarchist communism (also known as libertarian communism) is a theory of anarchism which advocates the abolition of the state, private property, and capitalism in favour of common ownership of the means of production, direct democracy and a horizontal network of voluntary associations and workers’ councils with production and consumption based on the guiding principle: “from each according to his ability, to each according to his need
I could go on and on with the funnies…
Finally, in case I haven’t made myself absolutely clear yet, here is a list of domain names with PR currently on auction in the Godaddy auctions – have fun boys and girls.