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Times Online on Domaining

If you type in “” for example, you get a site filled with nothing but paid links to other sites. Presumably, this is not what someone going to that page is looking for, but it’s a nice business for the domain owner.

It seems peculiar and unjust that so much money could be made by taking advantage of people’s clumsiness in finding what they are looking for on the web. Sites that exist only to generate pay-per-click revenues from people looking for something else are parasitic by definition; they interfere with the process of finding information, and take money out of the pockets of real information providers. There’s no way to know how big a drain this is on the internet economy, but my guess is that it’s not trivial. (source)

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