As long as we are talking about “Shills”, let’s talk about
“Forum Shills”. What is this? These are guys defending the indefensible. Each
board seems to have at least one poster ready to defend each and every negative
thought. My advice, give it a rest.
But what this post is about is something many won’t like.
From the little I know and I, like you, know very little as not an official
word in days. So speculation grows. Some of that speculation is backed up by
some pretty strong evidence and there appears to be something that spills over
outside Snapnames and Oversee. If that were the case, the only way to ever find
the truth and the total depth of this would be an “Industry Grand Jury.” Now I
know this is not going to happen, but I still want to raise this because if it
does spill over, a Grand Jury would be the only way to figure out this entire
thing unless 'Deep Throat' sings. Inside investigations led by lawyers and PR firms with all types of motives and cover your ass thinking is a dog and pony
show. In Act 2, as you see will be silence and stone walling
I have seen this show before. Death by 1000 cuts. Mostly
self inflicted as it is normal for those on the ropes to calculate and when
they do, they usually miscalculate because they are in CYA mode.
Now as far as the “Class Action”……well it shows that there
is some real damages here. But at the end of the day, they may bring the house
down, but the share any one will receive will be more like $4.50. That said we
will see many lawsuits because of the shear size, scope and amount of money
As you can see above, this is making news in the mainstream
of the Tech universe. The Industry
has suffered great damage imo in addition to actual domainers. How many years did
that kick us back? Has anyone asked that? It is a setback no matter how you
look at it. A set back at our very core and with the largest representative of
the Industry involved in a multi million dollar scandal that has affected the lives of most people in it. Like I stated
before, this is where I just get angry. I do, I am and it is hard to put it in
words. I have seen things first hand. Then when I think that it may actually spill over to other companies,
other individuals etc, I just have to stop because I am about to be enraged. But I do think there is a CULTURE
out there that has continually done things that most would just find wrong and would it be wrong to conclude who headed that culture based on what we have seen? It’s like where do you start? All I know is that it angers me and it angers
everyone I have spoken with in ways they might not say publicly but future actions
will demonstrate. The TRUST has been broken and folks are asking the question
really at the core. Where is the money coming from for all these settlements?
The wide shared belief is that it will result in lower PPC payouts. Then in
effect domainers are just getting jerked off. Paying themselves with their own earned income?
Trust? The trust has been broken.
I have no idea how they can fix that trust without coming clean and letting it
all hang out. I guess it is go fo broke or possibly go broke. Silence and
stonewalling waiting for this to blow over is folly. It ain’t gonna happen. There is real anger out there and I think thepost I made last month about who you do business with has much more merit today.
Now I don't want to pile on but don't insult the intelligence of domainers. Give us some straight talk before nobody believes a word. How far reaching is this? REALLY? Has a police report been made? Who knew and WHEN did they know it? We already have evidence on the boards that is not consistent to the statements being made. Every HOUR and every DAY that passes will be painful until you guys tell theTRUTH and start to level with the industry. Sorry, but this is really beginning to get old very fast and anger is building.
These are my opinions but I doubt I am the only one that shares some of these things. And if I am, well, nothing knew. Just like some may use this post against me, detractors of the industry will use this scandal by the largest player in it against every one of us and point to it as further evidence that we are a corrupt, non legitmate way to make a living and they will do that for years and years and maybe longer than that. That is DAMAGE that you can't see or put a price on. The invisible price and cost each and every one of us will pay and bear the burden with for years to come. It becomes part of our foundation. Our flawed foundation. Ammunition for our enemies! That my friends is the real damage. The real disgrace. The real story from how I view the universe. For those that want to minimize the effect, so be it. For those that want to turn a blind eye and excuse it, that is why we are here to begin with.