I know, I know… I am pulling a Frager… 4 blog posts in a day. Sorry – sometimes news just happens, and my email count just got much higher because of a dope New York Times article focusing on marijuana-related domain names and the speculation that has ensued.
The article interviews the editor of “a leading online news source on the domain business,” Mike Berkens, and part-time domainer and blogger, Shane Cultra, better known to most as Domain Shane, a guy who knows his way around buds, plants, herbs, and other green delights… he owns a garden shop in Illinois.
The NYT discusses the private acquisition of marijuana-related domain names, which have become hot commodities among speculators who hope to cash in if and when marijuana becomes legal in the United States. There are a whole lot of other verticals in which people are doing this, but I suspect the Times chose this (and not gambling domain names for example) because of the controversy surrounding weed.
When buying names like this, keep a couple things in mind:
Never get high on your own supply, and the grass is always greener on the other side. Peace!