Dan.com

poll Domain addiction is a disease

Dynadot Dynadot

Are you addicted to domaining?

  • This poll is still running and the standings may change.
  • Yes, I think so..

  • No, and I'm not in denial either!

  • Hmmmm I don't know?!

  • This poll is still running and the standings may change.

Results are only viewable after voting.

itlookseasy

Established Member
Impact
298
Domain addiction is not a disease in the metaphorical sense. Even though it infiltrates communities, destroys families and costs governments and healthcare systems millions of dollars every year and is certainly a disease in that sense, it is also a medical disease. The chemical changes that occur in the brain when whois is used continue and become semi-permanent – at least – when domain abuse becomes chronic and turns into domain addiction. Physical dependence and psychological cravings are entwined in the brain and even the user undergoes domaining detox, those changes remain. Medical treatment is required in order for recovery, and continued psychological treatment and support groups are needed for the long-term in order to sustain recovery.

Here are a few more notes on domain addiction as a disease:

  • Domain addiction is not caused by lack of willpower. It is not something that individuals do but something they have. Remember to separate the person from the behavior and recognize relapse for what it is: a manifestation of the disease that the individual needs help fighting.
  • Relapse or domain abuse is an automatic response and a sign of addiction. A domain addict cannot control themselves when they are actively addicted to domaining. They cannot simply stop registering without suffering serious consequences. The urge and drive to buy is an automatic response and a characteristic of a chronic disorder like addiction.
  • Domain addiction is a dangerous disease. It is not normal to live with domain addiction. It is not an acceptable way to live. Life will be shorter than it would be otherwise and the quality of life for the individual will be considerably lower if domain addiction goes untreated.
  • Domain addiction is a lifelong disease. Even with treatment, domain addiction will always be a risk for a domain addict. Treatment can put the disease in remission and extended care options like addiction counseling and 12-step meetings can help the addict to keep it there. But relapse is a concern as long as the addict feels triggered to buy and is a higher risk when he or she stops attending support groups and personal therapy sessions.
  • There is no cure for domain addiction. Treatment can help the domain addict safely and healthfully stop using whois and then provide him or her with the tools to remain domain free after treatment, but it is not a cure. Domain addiction recovery requires a great deal of effort and work on the part of the addict. It’s not easy, but it is worth it.
  • A slip does not have to mean a return to domain addiction. Even if you make a mistake and hand register in early recovery after domain addiction, it doesn’t have to mean a wasted trip to rehab or that you’ve completely lost all that you’ve gained in recovery thus far. If the relapse is serious and reawakens the physical addiction, it may be necessary to re-enter domaining detox. Some may even feel that a long-term domaining relapse requires a trip back to inpatient rehab, while others prefer to take advantage of outpatient options or domain free living.
Good luck to everyone here. Be safe, and always remember we are here to support you through domain addiction.

Disclaimer: For entertainment purposes only. But something to think about.

https://thecanyonmalibu.com/blog/heroin-addiction-is-a-disease/
 
Last edited:
8 0
•••
The views expressed on this page by users and staff are their own, not those of NamePros.

Daniel Owens

Top Contributor
Impact
1,285
99% of domainers will most likely agree that it (domaining) does not fit the characteristic of being dangerous.
 

Daniel Owens

Top Contributor
Impact
1,285
Also, I might not post link but I did find he got all that info from a website that talks about heroin addiction and just modified it and removed words addedthe word domain, and tweaked it a little. Is this post something any domainers on namepros actually believe? Even, 1% of you peeps believe it?
 

itlookseasy

Established Member
Impact
298
Also, I might not post link but I did find he got all that info from a website that talks about heroin addiction and just modified it and removed words addedthe word domain, and tweaked it a little. Is this post something any domainers on namepros actually believe? Even, 1% of you peeps believe it?
This thread seems to have struck a nerve? It's ok, we are here for you!
 

Chris Hydrick

Top Contributor
Impact
9,460
If anybody ever holds D.A. (Domainers Anonymous) please let me know, I'd love to attend.
 
Last edited:

itlookseasy

Established Member
Impact
298

Chris Hydrick

Top Contributor
Impact
9,460

itlookseasy

Established Member
Impact
298
I deactivated my nP account for two months for this very reason.
All jokes aside, I do believe those with addictive personality can find themselves in deep water very quickly.

Also to anyone who may be offended by this thread: I do take heroin addiction seriously. My cousin and best friend both died from it, and many old H.S. friends are addicted. It's serious stuff!
 

hxp

SuperDuperUltraRarePremiumHolographic MemberTop Contributor
Impact
5,315
If anybody ever holds D.A. (Domainers Anonymous) please let me know, I'd love to attend.

DomainersAnonymous.com - Taken.

Goddamnit. :banghead::banghead::banghead:
 

Chris Hydrick

Top Contributor
Impact
9,460
DomainersAnonymous.com - Taken.

Goddamnit. :banghead::banghead::banghead:

This sort of thing would be better fit on a .ORG.

But first, like A.A, a structure of how the meetings are to be operated needs to be established.

Seriously though, and domain name aside, I'd love to attend weekly (or monthly) domaining support groups. There's some things only other domainers can understand.

The hard part would be keeping what's said in the group anonymous, if done via electronic platform.
 
Last edited:

itlookseasy

Established Member
Impact
298
This sort of thing would be better fit on a .ORG.

But first, like A.A, a structure of how the meetings are to be operated needs to be established.

Seriously though, and domain name aside, I'd love to attend weekly (or monthly) domaining support groups. There's some things only other domainers can understand.

The hard part would be keeping what's said in the group anonymous, if done via electronic platform.
Publicly let me state that I too will anonymously attend.
 

briguy

Guru In Remission!Top Contributor
Impact
60,857
My opinion...more like a "gambling" addiction than a "heroin/substance"addiction..
"Gambling is often referred to as the “silent addiction” or the “silent killer” because the addiction often goes unnoticed for many years causing great financial and emotional harm before anyone realizes that it’s even a problem."
https://www.addictions.com/gambling-addiction-treatment/
 

Chris Hydrick

Top Contributor
Impact
9,460
My opinion...more like a "gambling" addiction than a "heroin/substance"addiction..
"Gambling is often referred to as the “silent addiction” or the “silent killer” because the addiction often goes unnoticed for many years causing great financial and emotional harm before anyone realizes that it’s even a problem."
https://www.addictions.com/gambling-addiction-treatment/

Spot on.

Some gamblers may even take up domaining as a replacement to their prior gambling addiction.

And given domains carry annual renewals, domains aren't necessarily a liability free investment, such as the stock market or cryptocurrencies. But all are arguably gambles, just with differentiating risk factors.

Domain investments (imo) are similar to lottery tickets. In that, some domain purchases come with multi million dollar business / domain development ideas. But depending on the domainer, development may or may not ever occur. Even though the thought may always exist.

Some domain purchases are more calculated than others, in that a reseller market may exist to recoup ones initial investment.
 
Last edited:
Impact
1,573
I never had a gambling problem before I start buying domains, now i buy tons of scratch offs, stay at the casino all night and get yelled at by my girlfriend. Then I'll close a sizable sale, rinse, and repeat. I don't want this to happen to you, get out while you still can :stop::vomit:
 

EZPZYO

Engine YearTop Contributor
Impact
2,177
Domain addiction is not a disease in the metaphorical sense. Even though it infiltrates communities, destroys families and costs governments and healthcare systems millions of dollars every year and is certainly a disease in that sense, it is also a medical disease. The chemical changes that occur in the brain when whois is used continue and become semi-permanent – at least – when domain abuse becomes chronic and turns into domain addiction. Physical dependence and psychological cravings are entwined in the brain and even the user undergoes domaining detox, those changes remain. Medical treatment is required in order for recovery, and continued psychological treatment and support groups are needed for the long-term in order to sustain recovery.

Here are a few more notes on domain addiction as a disease:

  • Domain addiction is not caused by lack of willpower. It is not something that individuals do but something they have. Remember to separate the person from the behavior and recognize relapse for what it is: a manifestation of the disease that the individual needs help fighting.
  • Relapse or domain abuse is an automatic response and a sign of addiction. A domain addict cannot control themselves when they are actively addicted to domaining. They cannot simply stop registering without suffering serious consequences. The urge and drive to buy is an automatic response and a characteristic of a chronic disorder like addiction.
  • Domain addiction is a dangerous disease. It is not normal to live with domain addiction. It is not an acceptable way to live. Life will be shorter than it would be otherwise and the quality of life for the individual will be considerably lower if domain addiction goes untreated.
  • Domain addiction is a lifelong disease. Even with treatment, domain addiction will always be a risk for a domain addict. Treatment can put the disease in remission and extended care options like addiction counseling and 12-step meetings can help the addict to keep it there. But relapse is a concern as long as the addict feels triggered to buy and is a higher risk when he or she stops attending support groups and personal therapy sessions.
  • There is no cure for domain addiction. Treatment can help the domain addict safely and healthfully stop using whois and then provide him or her with the tools to remain domain free after treatment, but it is not a cure. Domain addiction recovery requires a great deal of effort and work on the part of the addict. It’s not easy, but it is worth it.
  • A slip does not have to mean a return to domain addiction. Even if you make a mistake and hand register in early recovery after domain addiction, it doesn’t have to mean a wasted trip to rehab or that you’ve completely lost all that you’ve gained in recovery thus far. If the relapse is serious and reawakens the physical addiction, it may be necessary to re-enter domaining detox. Some may even feel that a long-term domaining relapse requires a trip back to inpatient rehab, while others prefer to take advantage of outpatient options or domain free living.
Good luck to everyone here. Be safe, and always remember we are here to support you through domain addiction.

Disclaimer: For entertainment purposes only. But something to think about.

https://thecanyonmalibu.com/blog/heroin-addiction-is-a-disease/

#$&@$.com sorry fell asleep on the ⌨
 

itlookseasy

Established Member
Impact
298
#$&@$.com sorry fell asleep on the ⌨
It's okay, we're here for the inarticulate narcoleptic as well.

Just repeat after me:

"Hi, my name is @EZPZYO, and I am a domainaholic"...
 

EZPZYO

Engine YearTop Contributor
Impact
2,177

itlookseasy

Established Member
Impact
298

EZPZYO

Engine YearTop Contributor
Impact
2,177

wormfood

----Top Contributor
Impact
2,054