A very angry post about domain squatters. TL;DR - they're scum.
@kev You could ask people on Fosstodon to donate? But why should they pay for your personal domain??
Or: You could help me spread the word of Albin Social to reach the crowd funding goal (3300 €/month)
If the goal is reached I can then buy the domain for you as long as it still cost something below 1000 pounds
The challenge could snowball into your own family domain
People get membership, two climate friendly well administered and well moderated instances: Mastodon.green and Pixelfed.green
@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.