28 Apr '16, 9pm

Verisign has a new term for dropcatchers: scavengers

Is it? I’d happily describe myself as a scavenger. That’s what I’m doing when I pour over lists of expired domains to buy. I agree with you that “scavenger” can have negative connotations. Vultures aren’t as admired as eagles, although it’s those majestic eagles who are the serial killers. Verisign might have anticipated that the word “scavenger” could seem disparaging to drop catchers and some domainers. But I don’t think it was meant that way. Keep in mind, Verisign is addressing the U.S. Court of Appeals – not us. Their goal is explain to an industry outsider what a “drop catcher” is. Drop catchers (and the rest of us) scavenge dropping domains; it’s just what we do. Better to use an intuitive term than something technical and unfamiliar. Also, Verisign would want to persuade a judge that the high number of .COM lookups coming from drop catchers ought to be dismissed. U...

Full article: http://domainnamewire.com/2016/04/28/verisign-scavengers/

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