A very angry post about domain squatters. TL;DR - they're scum.
@kev you're running a good community with 2.5 thousand active people
Take any club with that many people, like football fans. When they enter the pub an equivalent amount of money as for your domain will be spent within 30 seconds, and it won't stop at one round.
But the fans get something of direct value for the money and they don't mind that the bartender get paid from that and that the pub pay the rent
Therefore a freemium type of membership could work on Mastodon instances.
Fosstodon is an English speaking Mastodon instance that is open to anyone who is interested in technology; particularly free & open source software.