For all the in-fighting that takes place within the domain industry, I think we should consider what some people outside of the domain space think about people who buy and sell domain names. Yesterday evening (or maybe early this AM), someone left the following comment on my blog:
“You are scum, domain hoarder. fuck you”
I don’t think anyone has ever said anything like this to my face before, but I am sure there have been plenty of people who share this sentiment about domain name owners. I have no idea where the anger comes from, but it seems that many people who want our domain names don’t think too fondly of people who own portfolios of domain names.
There’s nothing all that surprising with respect to this particular comment, but it’s something domain owners need to realize when pitching domain names for sale. Some people just don’t seem to like people who own domain portfolios.