I think the biggest criticism that domain industry bloggers hear / read is that the same information is posted on multiple websites. If .Club or Sedo issues a press release or contacts writers directly with something newsworthy, it is highly likely that several writers will publish an article. These similar articles (sometimes with the same headlines even) all show up consecutively on Domaining.com, and it gets people irritated for some reason. I am sure the same can be said about other, non-domain business publications that cover the same industry or field.
Most domain name writers/bloggers work independently. There are a couple of people who write for multiple websites, but for the most part, we each have our own website where we write. I can’t speak for others, but I hardly ever chat with other people who also operate blogs / news websites in the domain space. Put simply, when I receive a bit of news or I find something interesting to write about, I don’t ask anyone else if they are also writing about a specific topic.
For me to write an article, I need to either think the news is interesting to me or would be interesting to readers. I also need to be available at the time the information is noteworthy or newsworthy. I try not to write about the same topic as someone else if I see it first on Domaining.com unless I think I have a different take or have something else to add to the story. If I am in the middle of writing an article and someone else published something first, I will almost always hit publish on my article so I don’t waste the time I already spent.
I understand that it can be annoying to see 5 articles about the same PR or news. I don’t like spending time writing an article only to see 5 other articles that will also compete for the same eyeballs. Essentially, if I write something that others already wrote about, fewer people will read it. I am sure other large publications have the same issues, but people would not complain that the NY Post wrote an article about the same news as the Washington Post.
I am almost always going to write about something I find newsworthy whether or not others wrote about it. I think the alternative of fewer motivated writers is far worse than an overabundance of the same topic.