Domain squatters should be punished

June 26, 2020 - Reading time: ~1 minute

I've got this idea for a new business.  I've been tossing it around for about a year now, maybe more.  It's interesting and exciting and I want to play with it more.

It involves the internet - I mean OK, most business ideas do anymore, but this one is centered around the internet and how much of our data is on it (no more spoilers!).

Naming stuff is hard, but if you're naming a company that is going to be centered around the internet, you need to name it something that will work well with an available .com domain.  This is hard enough in 2020 because so many businesses and individuals are online and have staked out their respective names.  That's fine, but beyond that, every 2- or 3-syllable combination of characters that is remotely pronounceable, if not taken by a legitimate business, has been taken by some squatter who will part with it for mere thousands (or tens of thousands) of dollars.  These greedy shitbags should be pushed into an active volcano.

That's all I got for now.