A while ago when EOS was first launched we learned that they wanted to avoid cyber squatting – which is fine. So they decided that all accounts had to have 12 letters in them. Of course, everyone started creating creative 12 letter accounts. I personally created eosmastering which I thought sounded cool, as well as a couple more.
We also learned that they would run auctions on suffixes like .eos or .com and that the highest bidder – often the BP’s themselves or some other massive investors in EOS – would be the only ones able to create accounts on that suffix. So if you you own .eos you can create eos.eos or project.eos. These suffixes of course sold for a lot, and not something any average investor could afford. But we got our chance with the 12 letter accounts.
I asked around on Telegram and Reddit if someone was interested in a market like this, and in creating one. I came across a developer called Nico Wehmöller https://github.com/wehmoen who said he was working on something called eosconnect. If you click his profile I think you can see the source code for this. He also then created https://eos-account-market.com/# where you can log in with eosconnect and put your account(s) on the market.
I have personally done that with a few accounts, but PLEASE be careful. I have checked him out and asked around if he is legit and he is. He was working as a dev for Utopian.io and is now currently doing some account creation service on Telegram. But I would not put out an account with any amount of EOS in it for sale. So make sure the account you put out there is “worthless” in terms of EOS in it, as possible.
Hopefully more markets will emerge for buying and selling accounts using scatter.
What are your thoughts about this? Is there a market for “premium” EOS accounts?
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