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Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn To Ban Domainers

April 1st, 2010 Comments off

Please note that the following is a parody intended for April Fools day 2010.

In an effort to curb the growing number of domainers inundating social media sites, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn have joined together to form Social Media Against Domainers (SMAD).  The association of social media and web service providers seeks to block or filter all forms of communication about domain names from taking place on social media sites.

Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn have recently been inundated with hundreds of new groups, forums, and postings by domainers seeking to sell their domains or self-promote a service.  These social media sites that are joining forces have been receiving thousands of complaints about the clutter and mess that this adds to the overall social media landscape.  An anonymous blogger writes “I’ve had it!   It’s bad enough I have to hear about what John Mayer ate for breakfast or how great Justin Bieber is, but now I’ve got domainers . .These domainers need to stop sending me all their crap domains for sale.”

One headline-faking, social-media-abuser believes this is just a temporary setback. “Believe me I’ll find a way to send CEOs and thought leaders my domain names for sale.”  Patrick Ruddel of who connects with his audience through Twitter  is devastated by the news. “I’m not sure what I’ll do during the day if I can’t tweet to my tweeps” said the Chef.

Other services providers connected to the domain space are unimpressed by these moves and are embracing the domainer movement. Companies like VBulletin, phpBB and WordPress have been vehemently against the SMAD moves to ban domainers. WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg stated “We have hundreds of domainers starting blogs on our software every day.  Right behind the Perez Hilton knock-off blogs, these guys represent a big part of our business.”  phpBB software founder Kyle Plevitz told DNN “There’s a niche forum for every kind of domainer out there today and we’re not going to prevent that kind of growth in use of our software.”

(c) 2010

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