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Domaining Industry Fallacies – Middle Ground

Posted on 21 March 2014 by Andrei

As the name suggests, the “middle ground” fallacy (logical error) is basically the assumption that the truth is *always* in the middle or that a compromise *always* represents the best solution. Since it makes you sound “reasonable” rather than a person with extreme views, this fallacy is unfortunately widely used but just like the other ones, it’s a logical error that should be avoided.

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Domaining Industry Fallacies – Cherry Picking

Posted on 12 March 2014 by Andrei

The name of today’s fallacy (logical error) speaks for itself. When you’re cherry picking, you are only referring to the data points that confirm the message you’re trying to get across, while “conveniently” overlooking other data points which are just as relevant but that contradict whatever it is you’re trying to say.

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Domaining Industry Fallacies – False Dilemma

Posted on 07 March 2014 by Andrei

Today, I’ll be analyzing the “false dilemma” fallacy (logical error) from the perspective of a domainer. As the name suggests, we’re dealing with such a fallacy whenever someone tries to make it seem that the two options which are being presented are the only possible situations despite the fact that there are actually more.

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Domaining Industry Fallacies – Straw Man

Posted on 02 March 2014 by Andrei

The principle behind the straw man fallacy (a logical error) is simple: instead of attacking someone’s position, you present a distorted version of that position (one that is easier to attack) and start attacking that one instead of referring to that person’s actual position.

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Domaining Industry Fallacies – Red Herring

Posted on 28 February 2014 by Andrei

One of the most important debates when it comes to new gTLDs is without a doubt the “Will consumers accept them?” one and I’ve noticed that today’s fallacy (logical error) is quite common when it comes to this specific debate.

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Domaining Industry Fallacies – Ad Hominem

Posted on 25 February 2014 by Andrei

This is a fallacy (a logical error) that we will most likely be seeing more and more of unfortunately. What is the ad hominem fallacy all about? Simply put, it means rejecting an argument by pointing out various negative aspects about the person making it. In other words, instead of analyzing the argument, you’re analyzing the person who is making it.

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Domaining Industry Fallacies – Non Sequitur

Posted on 20 February 2014 by Andrei

This might be the most common fallacy (as explained yesterday, a fallacy is basically a logical error) I’ve come across in the domaining industry and I’m glad I’ll be able to address it today.

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Domaining Industry Fallacies – Appeal to Authority

Posted on 19 February 2014 by Andrei

As of today, I’ll analyze some of the most common fallacies we come across in the domaining industry.

What’s a fallacy? It’s basically an argument that isn’t backed by sound logic or a logical error/mistake, if you will.

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