One of my readers forwarded this article on to me yesterday, which i thought was nice, and very inspiring. (It’s a long read though, you’ll need about 15mins).. it reached the front page of digg today by the way.. (Declan, you missed out on the digg frontpage! )
It’s basically about this guy who seems to be taking over the internet quite literally by buying hundreds of thousands of domains. He uses bots to snap up domain names and puts affiliate links on them… it earns him millions..
He also has people in Cameroon snapping up domain names with the .cm extension – a very common typo for .com. So imagine having fishing.cm, sex.cm, help.cm – all hugely valuable .com’s which mean there are a lot of typo’s to be cashed in on. .cm is just one of them 😆
I couldn’t be arsed going to that sort of trouble though 😎 i’d prefer to have one big, valuable site, rather than thousands of little MFA’s (made for adsense) or affiliate sites. That’s the one thing i’ve learned in my short career on the internet – quality, not quantity. If you can match the two, you’re laughing all the way to the bank 🙂
But if you have money lying around, this is the place to invest – internet real estate. 10 years from now, 2 word .com’s could be extinct and worth what a one word .com is worth today – loads