i may just loathe scalpers

A couple of months ago, I did a search for a URL/URI, whatever the heck they’re supposed to be called, and no, I don’t care which. The URL was not registered — perfectly available. I went to register it this morning and before I did, I put in the URL and noticed that it is now “for sale.” Someone went and bought it up and is now selling it and would like me to call them at one of two long-distance phone numbers, apparently to discuss a price. No thanks. I’ll just go with the .us version, because I refuse to pay extra for the domain because someone decided they’d like to scalp it.

And before y’all get all SarahK-hates-capitalism on me, I’ll just say that I love capitalism, blah blah blah. I just don’t like scummy people.

4 Responses to i may just loathe scalpers

  1. I’d blame Frank for not letting you buy it weeks ago ;)

  2. Heh.

    Is it definitely an entity that’s going to hang onto it, or is it a company that will let it go in five days when it doesn’t bring in any ad revenue? The .org and .net of mine were both in that state of flux when I was trying to glom my .com last year.

    I ended up paying SnapNames to get Network Solutions to graciously allow me the privilege of my .com. And then transferred it right away from Network Solutions, mwahahah.

  3. I use GoDaddy and they have a service that can watch for domain names to become available. If you registrar doesn’t have something similar then send me the name and I’ll add it to my watch list.

  4. I am a HUGE fan of GoDaddy. They are wonderful.