Domain Name Wire has a great post noting that Domainers often want to have it both ways. They 'cry foul' about the fact that many people see the business model of domain monetization, and especially parking pages, as unsavory. Domainers try to distinguish the 'white hats' from 'black hats.' But too often, people in the industry look the other way when domainers broker in squatted domains. Does the industry need to start more aggressively monitoring its own?
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Earlier today I read DNJournal’s weekly sales recap. There were some good sales, including RoomDividers.com at $75,000 (congratulations, Rick). But all of the good sales were overshadowed by a couple bad sales: Mozzilla.com for $40,000 and wwwMatch.com at $11,100.
Neither of these domain names would stand a chance in UDRP challenges. Both of them are typos of famous web sites. These are the types of domain sales that make the industry look bad.
To make matters worse, Mozzilla.com was sold on DNForum, a respected domain name forum. What signal does it send that domainers are trading trademark typos on a major forum? (It’s not just DNForum, mind you.) Mozzilla.com used to make money from affiliate links for downloading the Google toolbar with Firefox. Now it has a link to download Firefox, but when you click on the link it sends you to various offers such as other toolbars and registry cleaner software.