The Economist?February 19, 2008 Tim WorstallEconomics3 CommentsNever heard of it M\’Lud. Says owner of www.theeconomist.com. previousCastro RetiresnextCharging For Visas 3 thoughts on “The Economist?” pj February 20, 2008 at 12:02 pm Reading the story, seems the people at The Economist are not exactly er….economists. Man identifies a resource & spends his own time, trouble & money to secure & maintain it. There’s a perfectly respectable market in domain names. So The Economist offers a market rate? Like hell it does, it takes the guy to court in an attempt to deprive him of his property. john b February 20, 2008 at 2:28 pm err, if you have a choice of paying a hell of a lot of money for something and legally getting it for free, isn’t it economically rational to pick the latter? [note that the *only* grounds for refusing the transfer was that the Economist couldn’t *prove* the chap in question hadn’t heard of them in 1995 – the panel accepted that the chap had no right to the domain and that his subsequent actions were in bad faith] gene berman February 20, 2008 at 4:54 pm I learned a lesson of sorts about the business of domain names just about 3 years ago. I’d determined to register several names I’d thunk up–about 8 or 9 or so, total–having to do with a couple different projects (business ideas) of interest to me. I went to one of the sites at which you can register such names and check on whether they’re “taken.” Out of the lot, one was already registered; the rest were available. But I yet tarried–didn’t take any further action. When I came back some days later to actually go through the rest of the process, every one of my “creations” had been taken. Just a few words to the wise. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.