website squatting on travel names
- Marcus and other green-travel friends:
I was at first pleased to see the latest web site list from
Marcus under the subject: national park resources.
But when I did a spot-check in the "Yosemite" section of the
alphabet, I uncovered that 5 out of the 5 URL's I checked were
empty shells, empty portals, or just names. In other words, no
new content, just squatters sitting on the URL.
This is the sad part of the web -- unscrupulous web squatters and
other scammers who add no value to the InterNet but attempt to
live like parasites off the work of others.
I appreciate the work Marcus does when he sends his bots out to
search the 'Net for green-travel-related content. I'm
disappointed when the bots return with so much trash. Each time
ICANN adds a new top level domain like .info the net result is
just more clutter and less useful content.
It becomes more and more time-consuming to separate the grains of
wheat from the chaff.
// John Shores //