Hacker News new | comments | show | ask | jobs | submit login

The company's business model had nothing to do with domain squatting. It is enough to have a single domain to do huge amounts arbitrage. Or should I say "it was enough". :)

By the way, there still is a number of smaller companies doing Google->Yahoo arbitrage with Yahoo's quiet approval.

It would be interesting to see what happened to that if Google bought Yahoo.

They could start arbitraging into second tier networks, like FindWhat or LookSmart. But it's unlikely that this will actually work in practice. The bids in those networks are too low.

Another way of doing it (and that's how some arbitragers are structuring it even now) is to have two or more separate companies, with different billing addresses and access respective Google accounts using different IPs.

Guidelines | FAQ | Support | API | Security | Lists | Bookmarklet | DMCA | Apply to YC | Contact