Originally Posted by Dien Rice
I have a reasonably large number of domain names. (Currently over 300, I believe...)
Flipping domain names used to be pretty popular. I've heard of a few people who tried to capitalize on company trademark names — it didn't go well for them. Patents and trademarks can be protected.
Vanity domain names can't. Never really thought of one for myself, but then years ago I get an email offering me stevemaclellan.com for $3600. It's a common name. I know at least four other people with the same name. Over-all there must be a few thousand.
You're apt to tick a few people off. I know I was. But you might make some money too. Then again, maybe some would be pleased.
It would take a lot of work though. You'd likely have to spend a lot of time scouring the web for people who matched the domain name. Otherwise you're just wasting your money.