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Pay $3,000 for this domain, are you crazy?


I really wanted that domain name, and I typed it in the browser.

So it’s parked at Frank Schilling’s Domain Name Sales platform, which I’m familiar with.


So I made an inquiry to get a response and a quote back, as I don’t place offers right away; I want to take the pulse of the seller first.

Surprisingly, the email response came back quickly. In fact, it arrived within minutes, something I always appreciate.

Splendid, a man of reason, I thought.

Skimming through the usual blurb which was part of the response template, I focused on the price.

Three thousand dollars.

The blood rose to my head.

Asking $3,000 for this ten year old .com, while the dot .net and .org had been registered before and were dropped?

I’ll show that idiot.

I’m a really fast typist and in seconds I had a smart-ass response ready. I would show that crazy fool, this domain was worth $300 tops on a good day.

I came up with a couple of wise cracks, such as the option to get the .link for under $10 bucks and how we are going through a recession and a bad economy; he should be glad he’s getting offers.

Yeah. That’d teach him wanting three grand!

I hit submit with a smirk on my face, convinced I’d hear back within minutes with a much lower counter offer for the domain.

The email arrived in seconds. It was an autoresponder, from a very familiar email address: my very own.

That idiot seller, was me.

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6 Responses to “Pay $3,000 for this domain, are you crazy?”
  1. DomainGang says:

    Kosta – Based on a true story. 😀

  2. Was it a set buy it now price?
    Didn’t you see your name at the bottom?

    I have sometimes discovered I owned some names when searching whois for potential purchases. 🙂

  3. DomainGang says:

    Kosta – It’s a story based on “anecdotal evidence”. I’m sure it happens more often than we think.

  4. Rich says:

    That’s funny !

  5. timschools says:

    yes once one owns a domain it mysteriously becomes worth ten times as much. Bit of a bummer for buyers, that

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