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Is it time for Domain Aftermarkets to clean house?

Labeled as domains in Domain Industry News, started by equity78, May 22, 2020 at 3:28 PM

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  1. equity78

    equity78 Top Member TheDomains Staff TLDInvestors.com PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Since the severity of the Covid-19 pandemic ramped up certain players in the industry have cracked down on covid and corona related domain names. March 26 – DAN (an advertising partner here) tweeted that they would be removing all coronavirus related domain names. Namecheap announced and reported upon by The Verge: That it would no […]

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  2. onni

    onni Top Contributor VIP ICA Member

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    It’s a very slippery slope. Should marketplaces and registrars really be policing the internet? Censorship leads to tyranny.
     
  3. pb

    pb Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Registrars should be neutral, anyone should be allowed to register anything and unless there's a court order, there should not be any bans or deletions.

    Marketplaces are a bit more tricky, as they are directly or indirectly involved in monetizing on certain controversial topics. But so is google with its adwords/adsense on controversial domains/websites. Should every and all service providers suddenly become censors? I do not believe so. Again, unless there is a court order, banning a domain from the marketplace is overzealous and possibly illegal.
     
  4. equity78

    equity78 Top Member TheDomains Staff TLDInvestors.com PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    That's true but I think there is a distinction between registrars and marketplaces.

    If I am a marketplace I don't want the Washington Post or Fox News doing a story on how I am allowing domains that promote rape or pedophilia on my website.

    As a domain investor I don't want my auctions on the same site as that. I don't know that's censorship.

    For example: I can call your spouse a scumbag in my house, pretty sure you would not allow it in your house.
     
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  6. onni

    onni Top Contributor VIP ICA Member

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    Of course marketplaces have the right to refuse domains they don’t like, it’s just where is the line drawn. At the very least, they shouldn’t automatically ban certain keywords. Apparently “virus” is now a banded phrase on many marketplaces. I can think of a lot of legitimate reasons that “virus” could be in a domain. As far as rape etc. related domains I imagine that they would be illegal if they promoted illicit activities.
     
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  7. pb

    pb Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    What about grapes or therapeutic? Banning a keyword usually gives many false positives. I've experienced it once on sedo.
     
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  8. noneisnone

    noneisnone Upgraded Member Blue Account

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    i agree with them in a sense but on the other hand where does it stop ? who decides what is ok and what isn't ? as far as marketplaces it is there right to decline a listing but a register shouldn't be allowed to make moral judgment over others you are a business not the moral police
     
  9. equity78

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    Oh I agree they would actually have to put some work into it and make sure they are not banning grapes or therapist etc...
     
  10. equity78

    equity78 Top Member TheDomains Staff TLDInvestors.com PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Agreed that's why I focused on aftermarkets not registrars they don't want to get into that because they have protections that words are allowed to be registered.

    Marketplaces face scrutiny, if GoDaddy has an auction that anyone can see (and write about or report on) like RapeKids.com they are open to getting destroyed in the press and on social media. They would receiving a commission or the full proceeds on an expired name.
     
  11. noneisnone

    noneisnone Upgraded Member Blue Account

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    I Think in today cancel culture every business is suffering but a register shouldn't be responsible for the domain that are registered but an auction or a marketplace they should have the say so on what is ok and what isn't i believe certain things should be included in there terms that a user have to agree on before listing
    this way it will stop any controversy just like what happened here on name pros today if it wasn't in the rules it would have been a bigger discussion than it was at the end of the day it is a matter of opinion but it is a dangerous road to go down policing what is ok and what isn't
     
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  12. biggie

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    Hi

    aftermarkets can do whatever they want and drawn the line straight, curvy or crooked.
    if they choose not to permit certain domain names, then and if those domains have value or appeal...

    then, those platforms will lose out on the commission.

    an interested buyer can still contact owner via email and escrow can handle transaction.

    it's like banks and credit card companies say they can't process weed money
    well... if they aren't doing it, then somebody is.

    speaking of weed....

    still, the argument about corona/covid names now is mute
    every business on tv is promoting it or telling how they preparing or helping or donating.

    news stations got their own covidspecials covidheroes etc, etc sites

    so, those names are being used commercially, it's just they legitimized them by association with their biz or service.

    in reality, not many of corona names will pass the test of time,
    as the population gets more educated or they all die from stupidity from not wearing masks,
    the rest will know where to get factual information.


    imo….
     
  13. Randy Barnes

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    Guys this web is gold Bitzus.com
     

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