I was looking for a domain name for an app I'm working on, and one of the options I tried was self.app. To my surprise, it was available! Some time after buying the domain, I got an email from my registrar, saying tha the purchaise failed because *self.app is a premium domain", meaning that the domain vendor will only sell it for a higher price.
Nowin some way, this feels similar to the net neutrality issue. A domain name vendor should sell domain names at a certain rate, no matter the nature of the name being bought. On the other hand, I can see the argument that this is just how markets like this work: short domain names are more valuable, so they're sold at a higher price.
What are your thoughts?