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.