Notice: This blog is no longer updated. You may find a broken link or two

You can follow my new adventures @mikeonwine

Insight into a domainer

May 23rd, 2007

Someoen pointed me to this fascinating article about Kevin Ham, one of the pioneers in the domainer space. This is the guy that recently made an agreement with the government of Cameroon (yes cameroon), to redirect all unregistered ‘.cm’ domains to his pages filled with ads. Yes, that’s right, the ultimate typo-squatting… try it —,, they all go to, a page owned by Ham.

Not sure I agree with the legitimacy of this practice, and hopefully we’ll see more browsers & DNS servers fixing our typos. There’s no reason why firefox can’t be smart enough to realize that if I typed, and this domain isn’t registered, that I meant to go to the!

Read the article here

Related Posts: