I realize we all have a personal attachment to domains. It’s what we love, it’s how we make money. But sometimes there are things that happen that have NOTHING to do with domains. And yet to capture the headlines, we as an industry have to try and find something that makes it about us. Today was a perfect example with the bombings at Boston.
I had two initial thoughts after the bombing. One, what a horrible event. The fact that someone would want to injure and kill innocent people rooting for and supporting runners is beyond belief. Just when I regain my faith in mankind somebody goes and does something like this and I’m back shaking my head. My second thought is how are the domain writers going to try and tie this into domains. Maybe it’s me and my personal feelings about running and the marathon, but this is one moment I could give a shit about domains. At no point did domains cross my mind when I saw the video or read the report.
Maybe I don’t “love” domaining as much as others. But I could care less how many idiots registered domains related to the events. I certainly don’t want to give them publicity if they did. Unless they registered the domain to help relay information I hope the people that are trying to profit go to hell. I don’t fault or mean to call the people that do these types of articles bad people. It’s their jobs. I just feel of all the great information and stories out there, the stories that take the big headlines and connect them to domains give me the feel of “reaching”. Wanting to talk about the news but not feeling comfortable about bringing it up because it wouldn’t relate to domains. So we reach out and MAKE it about domains even though it just isn’t. And today wasn’t, IMO.