A friend passed me this link to an article about Kevin Ham. Turns out that a number of people have made a fortune out of trading domain names. I wasn’t even aware that sites like this one are up and running auctions.
In Ham’s case, he is now making money from ad clicks on misspelled domain names like http://www.newyorktimes.cm. If you click on that link you arrive at agoga.com which is a site that serves up Yahoo ads.
The article also has a number of profiles on individuals making money from, well, nothing really.
One of them works from his estate in the Cayman islands trading domain names and spelling mistakes.
What a world.