Let’s start with the conclusion: don’t ever consider renting a domain name from someone! This has got to be one of the stupidest (and nearly criminal) business ideas ever hatched on the Web.
What’s this about renting domain names?
I was almost floored recently when I got an email with the offer to rent a domain name from someone … like renting a commercial location in a mall, I suppose is the idea. The problem is, that despite what these scummy domain speculators would have you believe, the value of a domain is practically 100% in the work you do to BUILD up the value of a domain – there is very little value in the domain name itself.
What exactly are scummy domain name speculators?