Re: [ga] Current Drafted Motion - Another Sort of Speculation?
I disagree, but it may just be semantics. Domain speculation is where someone PAYS for the domain name specuulating that it may be worth more at some point. No different than buying up a corner lot that you think will be valuable real estate someday. They PAY for their registrations. Domain tasters and domain kiters do not pay and hold up thousands or even millions of domain names that could be registered and paid for by legitimate users.
The problem that some here do not seem to get is that the domain tasters and kiters have networks. Taster 1 registers a name for 5 days. Taster 2 knows the exact time it will drop and reregisters it for 5 days. taster 3 another 5 days, taster 4 another 5 days. These domain names are not out of the pool for 5 days. They are out indefinitely due to the AGP and the easy abuse of it.
Some of the commenters here seem to believe there are a few speculators who use the 5 day grace period to try a domain name and then drop it so it's no big deal. That is far from what is going on. There are large companies involved in keeping thousands of domain names unavailable to users by continually dropping and re-registering domain names for another 5 days over and over again. This has become big business. It is not the work of a few speculators.
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