DAN.com announced that starting today it will be removing all Corona Virus related domains from its marketplace.
I mostly support the decision but I just think that the justification shouldn’t have been price related.
It doesn’t matter whether there are “astronomical high prices” or if the prices are “reasonable”.
Although if you think about it, if the average Joe sees e.g. coronavirusdeaths.com (just an example of a bad domain to be own/sell, I am not 100% sure this is for sale) selling for a trillion dollars it wouldn’t look good.
A few days ago I wrote a post that in my opinion is worth reading: “Anyone that buys a domain and tries to sell it is not a domainer“.
Here is the tweet from DAN today announcing the ban of coronavirus related domains:
Starting from today, we will be removing all Corona Virus related domains from https://t.co/vpmKVzih2D.
We’re seeing astronomical high prices being asked for these domains and find that unethical and unacceptable.
— DAN.COM (@Undeveloped) March 26, 2020
DAN also said that “We strongly encourage DAN sellers that own a Corona Virus oriented domain to donate the domain to a charity, government agency or non-profit organization that’s involved in battling the virus and misinformation about it. DAN will facilitate those transfers for free.“