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Domain Lowballers begin 2011 by forming an Association


When it comes to money, domain lowballers offer "stripper tips."

Not content with having a ball during 2010, the Association of Domain Lowballers has started 2011 with a blast – an email blast, that is.

In an email sent to several hundred – if not thousand – recipients, the members of the Association of Domain Lowballers explain their modus operandi:

“It’s important for us to claim a stake on the domaining map and declare what we’re going after”, said association secretary Aloisius Jammer who usually emails domain owners as “Samantha Summers”.

“We are just entrepreneurs that want to make an honest dollar. Obviously, we always offer the least amount of money that we are willing to pay for a domain name – even if that domain is worth millions.”

The forming notes of the Association of Domain Lowballers bring new light into a tightly knit group of domainers that systematically spams domain owners with silly offers, such as $1,000 for an LLL.com domain or $5k for a major metropolis geoDomain .com

Often posing as females to appear friendly to the predominantly male domain industry, the domain lowballers attempt to catch the elusive “end user” domain owner who has no idea about the value of his or her domain name – subsequently buying it from them at a severely discounted rate.

During 2011, the Association of Domain Lowballers plans to make its presence more prominent by renting booth space at various domaining events, such as TRAFFIC and Domainfest. In doing so, it is expected they will attempt to lowball the holders of those conferences regarding the booth space price.

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5 Responses to “Domain Lowballers begin 2011 by forming an Association”
  1. SPK says:

    I get at least 5 such lowball emails every week. These people need to be shut down. Ridiculous!

  2. I really don’t mind low ball offers because you might end up selling some other domains for which they could afford.

    Also such offers might be good for Sedo domains because each offer is counted and people do respect domains with some offers.

  3. Lucius "Guns" Fabrice says:

    SPK – I know, right?

    FD – I do mind, it’s a time waster and quite snobby to begin with. All lowballers must be outed in public!

  4. Sean says:

    ICANN should just say “if you don’t have LEGIT non-boilerplate content on your domain for 6 months or you are amassing domains for the sole purpose of selling them, you are banned from registering more domain names”

    It’s not an “industry”, it’s a seedy way for fucktards to scam people and be annoying. “domain parking” shouldn’t be allowed, ever.

  5. Lucius "Guns" Fabrice says:

    Sean – That’s a weak argument. Why? Simple: a domain does not have to be used solely on the web e.g. to have web content. It can be used as a nameserver, mail server, FTP server or a bunch of other purposes. Also, the first come first served rule applies.

    Now please tell us which domain you wanted to buy for $10 at GoDaddy and someone else beat you to the punch by a mere 10-15 years. Please do share.

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