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||Fri, November 16, 2001 at 5:10 PM GMT
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||This I understand....
But the idea of a domain name
holding any value because of potential business ventures is obsolete due to the tech
meltdown, and the demonstrated inability of the majors to reach profitability.
(marketing, eyeballs, and distinct users) or directly (e-commerce), operating a website
should support itself financially. If it does not, one would have to justify the
expenses of having a website in the first place. This is reality...
money. Web operations cost money. Server and hosts cost money. Domain name renewals
and upkeep costs alot of money. For street guys, web operations are not automatically
funded like with government agencies.
Non profits and businesses buy domain names
to market their business: that is true and understood. But to imply there is a VALUE
to assign to these names when they have no real, tangible value is unrealistic. A
value exists only when significant dollars have been invested into the name, where
it generates more traffic than it would have originally.
There is simply no way
to get around this profit model.