HuskyPup - 3:55 pm on Aug 14, 2010 (gmt 0)
Welcome to WebmasterWorld Usopp
I must assume from your post that you have just started developing a site?
This legal and legitimate practice has been going on for years and years and whether you agree with it or not you had better learn to live with it and buy names from such companies or become very creative with your own domain name requirements.
There are millions and millions of names still available however the obvious ones were taken years ago...think outside the box, surprisingly there are still many 5 letter .coms still unregistered if that is what you are seeking?
Names are being dropped every day, personally I have not renewed over 50 names this year since I realised I was never going to get around to developing them even though many of those names were 10+ years old.
Seek and ye shall find:-)