This is a frustrated rant from a passionate fisherman / web developer / Internet geek. I'd like to combine these "lives" and build a portal for fishing news, fishing clubs, tackle reviews but most importantly I want it to be a portal where people who are interested in taking up the sport can find out about their local clubs and the places they can fish; getting youngsters involved in the sport is very important to me. So I started investigating domain names. As you might expect, the first one I checked was fishing.co.uk. Woo hoo! The domain is not parked! The last content published to the site was in 2001! It's got a very "unloved" design! There's no adverts! The owner can't be making money from this, so surely they'll be interested in selling? I did some investigation and tracked down the owner. After a chat with the owner in summer 2015, it became clear he's not (and never has been) a fisherman and doesn't have any plans for the domain. I made him aware that whilst I do have funds, I'm not in the position to be offering huge sums of money for the name and that I was hoping that he could see the bigger picture and that he would come to a benevolent decision. The owner had to chat with his investment partners before making any decisions. "Excellent, maybe it'll happen.", I thought! I didn't hear anything back from him. I've since tried twice to engage in further discussions, but without any replies. The website is still the same as it was in summer 2015. Unused, unloved and wasted. I know a domain name is "just a name" and with the right amount of work the same portal could be built around any brandable domain name, but as a fisherman who sees such a perfect domain being wasted in this manner, by somebody who clearly has no interest or love for the sport, I'm gutted. Anyway, sorry for the whiny rant, but I'm so frustrated and annoyed with this situation. PS. I'd probably be happier if it WAS parked; at least he'll be making some use of it!