These guys are briliant and yet only a few steps away from spammers. A detailed look at The man who owns the Internet and other domain kings—for some reason mostly based in Vancouver—and their sneeky ways. I want to be one of them (moneyyyy) and at the same time slap them silly. I hate the fact that spammers, domainers, etc are spoiling the internet for the rest of us.
The article is pretty long but Niall has a good overview of the tricks and concludes:
Crazy stuff, but at least I’ll know where to direct my anger the next time every good domain for my next idea is squatted.