Domain scalping?

Have you ever spoken with someone who complained of searching for the availability of a specific domain name, finding it available, making an attempt to purchase it only, for example, to lose their internet connection momentarily. When they’ve returned, within minutes, and tried to pick up the original transaction they’ve discovered the domain name is no longer available. Most have felt violated and called it a “crime.”

The “crime” is called “Domain Tasting.” Personally, I’d originally called it a “crime” because no one was informed that their searches for domain names were being monitored and used surreptitiously for investment and gain. Yet, many were/are making millions, even billions, in the market. I’m not going to endorse nor oppose the practice but I thought you, everyday person, might be better off learning a bit about it. Perhaps we can erase “crime” and call it “opportunity?”