It’s very likely that people who follow domain investing blogs and forums know that DomainGang.com is a satirical website with Onion-esque articles. Although there are occasionally articles that are factual, the majority seem to be written to get a chuckle from readers.
Yesterday, Domain Gang posted a humorous article entitled, Singapore domainer gets jail for .XXX domain registration, which was a fictious story about a person who bought a .XXX domain name and was arrested for violating a law in Singapore. To me at least, it seemed pretty obvious that it was a work of fiction rather than a factual story.
Apparently the journalists at Geek.com thought otherwise and posted their own article based on the Domain Gang story. In addition, a French website also picked up on the story and posted their own article, and there were over 60 comments. I guess they didn’t bother to check facts.
In this day and age, the first website to post an article generally gets most of the links and traffic. However, people, especially those who are journalists, really do need to check facts before posting an article. Congrats to Domain Gang on the