digitalghost - 3:30 am on Jun 26, 2007 (gmt 0) People had the cash and the foresight. They bought the land and took the risk.
Old English? I doubt it. If you had the domain, anything written in Old English would get very little traffic, regardless of how common the phrase is. Middle English? Maybe. Still doubtful. King James English? Shakespeare's English? Oh yeah, you mean that Early Modern English. Like Ye Olde Shoppe? Still wrong. But anyway, the domain 'squatting' issue can be compared to 'real estate squatting'.
People had the cash and the foresight. They bought the land and took the risk.