While there are many developers working on Solid, I thought that this would be a great time to talk about using Solid WebId usernames in various ways to promote products, services, and general information. Your WebId username on solid.community or inrupt.net can be valuable in the future as some people will begin to do organic searches under subjects by simply typing in what they are looking for followed by .solid.community or .inrupt.net. For instance, consider your looking to purchase insurance; one could simply fetch https://insurance.solid.community and or inrupt.net and possibly find good deals on home, auto and/or life insurance or business insurance.
I know that there are many on the forum that would say using Solid Pods to advertise products and services may not be welcome but, to deny its application and future use would probably alienate millions of users who want to sell products and services to other Solid members.
I would like to start this topic to see if there are others that agree that, using Solid Pod usernames to sell products and services related thereto by creating affiliate accounts and selling products is needed to bring on other commercial enterprises.
Consider the .com industry, Insurance.com sold for $35.6 million US Dollars (https://www.businessinsider.com/most-expensive-domain-names-of-all-time-2016-4#other-expensive-domain-names-not-listed-by-dnjournal-either-because-they-were-sold-prior-to-2003-or-other-assets-were-sold-with-the-domains-38) . How much will insurance.solid.community or insurance.inrupt.net be worth in 5 years?
I understand that this may be a sensitive conversation for some but, I would like to get some feedback on the subject. Please feel free to chime in on the conversation.
I know that I am not far off on this subject because, it appears that most of the user accounts on both Inrupt.net and solid.community appear to be search related keywords. This tends to indicate a motive or intent to exploit the username for the purposes of advertising a product or service.