Most things in life can be thought of in terms of real estate. Pop-songs’ catchy hooks intrude on my mental real estate. Freeway mazes are wonders of utilitarian architecture, making the most of the real estate they occupy. I’ve been known to cast a critical eye at drivers who leave excessive space in bumper-to-bumper traffic as poor uses of — you guessed it — real estate.
So it’s no wonder that when I read an article about the foreclosure of a domain name, I couldn’t avoid seeing the parallels with the foreclosure wave of the last few years.
The gist of the story is this: Some folks wanted to buy what is reportedly one of the most valuable domain names on the Internet, Sex.com, to run a business capitalizing on all the traffic that goes there when people, uh, type Sex.com into their Internet browsers. Go figure.