To me, emails are fair game.? If a person interested in a domain emails me, whatever he/she puts in an email I could reprint on my blog if I want to.? I could reprint it anywhere if I want to.? So when you send someone an email you should understand what you are writing is not backed by a confidentiality agreement, it is fair game.
In reprinting emails I’ve had people contact me pretty pissed (one person even threatened to sue me for reprinting his ‘private’ correspondence…? psssshhhh, its not private when you send it to me unless I sign a NDA).? And I understand why they are pissed, they are saying something privately that they wouldn’t want the world to know publicly.? Why is that?? Most of the time I find it is because what they are saying in the email if exposed publicly would make them look a little silly (or much worse).
For all those who don’t understand this, don’t agree with this, etc… take a look at today’s Techcrunch post HERE about Facebook hiring a PR firm to smear Google.? The PR firm contacted a blogger asking him to post some articles and the blogger didn’t think what was said in the email was right and publicly posted them.? Ooooppppssss…
Very clear cut that publishing what someone says in an email is fair game, nothing wrong with it, and definitely the threat of being sued over it is ridiculous (and I could view that as extortion possibly).?? So if you are the type of domainer that contacts people and isn’t exactly on the up and up with them you could be outed and there’s nothing you could do about it because you did it to yourself.? And I’m not referencing just one person here, I’m talking to everyone who sends out those domain offers with false statements, figures, etc…? So before you email a domain owner and make claims about the value of their domain to suit your not so hidden agenda, be careful, you might just end up outed and lose some face.? Honesty is the best policy… even in domaining.