One thing I get all the time in emails and sometimes in phone calls, is outrage that a domain name sale was announced and that domain name is not developed.
This is kind of what brought about the Offthehandle/Kate Buckley debacle. (Offthehandle has not been heard from since he was doxxed on Twitter).
Over the last few years I have had no less than five people demand I write about Thiink.com and whether the sale was legitimate. The domain name sold for $50,000 almost two years ago and has never been developed. When the sale was announced a few people wrote on the sale and Konstantinos from OnlineDomain wondered if he was missing something?
Someone today asked me why Kick.com was still sitting with the same landing page as when Monte Cahn announced it sold for $276,077. The person said, “Bro someone just does not let a name like that sit.”
My reply was that I could not answer why it was sitting there, I don’t know the buyer. But yes people do, it’s a big world and people buy domain names for a whole lot of different reasons.
So I can understand wanting to see what a buyer does with a valuable domain name, some get frustrated. But it’s the buyer’s right to do whatever they like within the law.
There will always be non premium names that make you think the sale did not happen, but most of the time it did and there are a myriad of reasons why it’s not developed.
Heck, someone paid $50,000 for Whopperettes.com.