November 11, 2007
My correspondence with a domain name squatter
Last night, I came home and found this email in my inbox.
Subject: important domain names:questionparty.com.cn & questionparty.cn
We have questionparty.com.cn & questionparty.cn and found
that the domain is pretty useful for you to explore China market.We
can really consider selling it out if you are interested in
it.Please get back to us with your kind offer.
Now, as you might imagine, I have no intention of bringing question party to China. I'd say the practice of domain squatting is morally somewhere above spamming, but well below pretty much everything else you can do on the internet, so I replied:
Fuck you, Ben Davis.
This morning I got his reply.
Fuck you, and fuck your family too. Thanks!
His email is email@example.com if you want to get in touch with him.
Posted by Will at November 11, 2007 5:33 PM
Hmmm. Could this have anything to do with that guy in the Chinese take-out place who preferred Thai stuff? There's a story here somewhere.
Posted by: Eddie at November 13, 2007 8:02 AM
You're like the little girl in Blubber who writes back to a stamp company that asks her why she isn't ordering more stamps. On the back of their letter she replies their stamps just aren't that great. Pretty good for a ten year old.
Posted by: bookey at November 13, 2007 11:54 AM
I'm not familiar with that story, but as long as I'm being compared to a ten year old girl, I'm happy.
Posted by: Will at November 14, 2007 12:16 AM