Over the years, I’ve seen beginners get scammed time and time again. By people who sell them dreams, by registries which release fake sales (even before the new gTLD craze!), by those who sell picks&shovels despite knowing there’s no gold out there and so on. My first instinct has always been feeling sorry for them and it still is… but with a twist.
Simply because I’ve noticed something else over the years. That our industry tends to be quite trigger-happy or in other words, most domainers (yes, I’ll go so far as to say most) love jumping on hate bandwagons and crucifying various industry leaders.
It’s precisely these industry leaders who could educate beginners.
Tell them about their experience, help them avoid pitfalls, warn them when something seems fishy and so on.
Put yourself in the position of a true domaining industry leader: you’re probably someone who has quite a bit of money and all of the tools you need to lead a comfortable life are at your disposal. An industry leader could easily retire but most of them do have a burning desire to have their voice heard. So...