I’m tired of domain squatters. I’ve lost several domains to squatters when my borderline-extortionist registrar botched my renewals and now I have to wait until the squatters grow tired of the domain in a year. Since my domains were non-commercial, I thought maybe I could get a sympathetic ear, but apparently $250 is the minimum offer before they start paying attention.
Now I’m trying to find a new domain and I’m finding the same to be true. Most of the names I would like to use are taken but for sale, or simply taken with no apparent use. Stupid speculation.