Can anyone give me some insight into the proliferation of portal/directory websites ? These are the generic portal/directory/quasi search engine websites that seem to have links to a select group of other sites. Are they part of some kind of afffiliate program ? Are they part of a Google bomb ? So many good domain names seem to be taken by one of these sites.
Yes, that's how people make money. I don't like them either, even though I too have some of my unused domains parked this way.
Co-Founder@HostHideout. Profoundly influenced by #Bauhaus, @Nameslave unrepentantly embraces #Minimalism with a bias for functionality, color theory and pixel precision: a #multimedia messenger in the McLuhan sense. His totally irrelevant M.Ed. dissertation examines Organizational Culture and Change Management. He also likes Patrik Ervell, Wong Kar-wai and IKEA.