Domain name spammers (not even squatters!)

what.com?I have received three spam emails in recent days, with people offering to sell me the “.com” version of a “.net” domain name that I already own.

This is not so unusual.

Ever since domain names became a “thing”, people have been speculatively buying them to resell at a profit. This is known as “cybersquatting“.

What is unusual is that the spammers do not even own the domain name they are offering! I can buy it from any registrar for the regular price – much, much less than the hinted amount from the spammers. One even told me he had someone offering $100 for this name! Oh, yeah, screen shot below!

I get it that people need to make a living, yet it is sad that some folks make a living through such lies…

Andy Hart <andy@4kweb.com> tells lies for a living.