Damn cybersquatters, may they get gangrene and rot in this life because I can't wait for them to rot in hell

by Suw on March 29, 2005

I've been meaning to get a new domain for a while now, so that I can bring all of my webbishness together in one spot. I have blogs, portfolios, Welsh sites, various profiles and footprints and god knows what else out there, scattered across the intarweb, and I thought it was about time I tidied it all up a bit into one big heap.
So I started looking for domains, ideally suw.something. It turns out that despite the received wisdom that all three letter domains have long since gone, that is not the case. None of the suw domains are being used by a company. Most of them are simply being squatted by opportunistic wankers who want to make $400 out of anyone stupid enough to pay. Almost all my TLDs are being squatted – .biz, .com, .info, .net, .org, .us, .co.uk – and the exotic TLDs like .cc or .be are too expensive for me right now. I had considered suw.me.uk, but along with suw.us, it doesn't sound quite so good when you say it out loud.
Ergo, I present to you, my new acquisition suw.org.uk. I can't do anything with it until I get back to Dorset so the space is essentially empty, but it's mine, and I own it.
In the meantime, I shall be hoping that the cybersquatting bottom-dwelling pond-scum who have nothing better to do than try to wangle money for nothing have a nasty fall and then develop gangrene. I hope they rot in this life, because I'm too impatient to wait for them to arrive in hell.

Anonymous March 29, 2005 at 7:15 pm

The really nasty one is to buy domains that have recently been allowed to expire – once in a while you'll get one that the person/company didn't intend to let expire, then you can screw them out of *lots* of money to get it back.
The really nasty one is to do the same, but stick porn on the page, to give them an added incentive to buy it back.

Anonymous March 30, 2005 at 7:25 am

you're telling me? You wouldn't believe the trouble an ex-employer had when someone at A Certain Domain Name Agency (Wild Horses &c) forgot to process the renewal (applied for a month ahead of time) for a rather large client in the cosmetics business, and some thieving little git in Taiwan snarfed it up.
Not to mention the cybersquatters sitting on http://www.banddb.com , a site I wrote for gamesdomain which expired Five Years ago…

Anonymous April 4, 2005 at 10:15 am

If you want some help, I can recommend my Japanese lawyer, Sosumi.

Anonymous April 6, 2005 at 10:41 am

You can get an inexpensive .be from gandi.net

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