NEW YORK – There is an old saying “Follow the Money”, popularized by the 1976 drama-documentary motion picture “All the President’s Men” which was about the Watergate scandal (I’ve yet to see the movie, but plan to).
However, in this case, I prefer not to follow the money, because it looks like it’s disappearing into a region of space-time; one exhibiting strong gravitational effects that nothing – not even particles and electromagnetic radiation such as light can escape from (Black Hole).
Here is a list of near-worthless garbage (some of which come with hefty yearly renewal fees) that wiped-out a bear-minimum of $167,439.00 from being spent on traditional domains (now take it easy, I did use the word “near” worthless garbage [smile]) .
The list is a compilation of public records reported by DNJournal.com and NameBio.com for sales so far this year (January and February 2019). And again, this is only from the sales which are recorded at these two great sites. Based on similar sales we’ll see at least a million removed from the market by years end (and that’s less any blockbuster PR events).
Enjoy your Sunday morning coffee.
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If only the WhoIs records would have remained publicly available. This would have been a golden lead sheet for firms mimicking the early days of Stratton Oakmont.
*A previous version of this list had a .net included which was removed.
About The Author: John Colascione is Chief Executive Officer of Searchen Networks Inc. and Internet Advertising Inc. He specializes in Website Monetization, authored a ‘how to’ book called ‘‘Mastering Your Website’, and is a key player in several Internet related businesses through his search engine strategy company Searchen Networks®