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Got an email offering to sell me a premium domain.

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by jdog37, Jun 14, 2013.

  1. jdog37

    jdog37 Power Member

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    Well wanting me to bid anyways.

    I purchased a domain for 99 cent from the retweet campaign at namecheap. I didn't set up whois right away because I'm still working on my strategy and articles and stuff. The domain is simply a plural of a keyword I was interested in ie: bluewidgets.com and bluewidget.com was taken.

    Now I get this email:

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     [B][FONT=&amp]Advance Domain Availability Notification:[/FONT][/B]
       [FONT=&amp]You may be interested in[B] bluewidget.com[/B], which will be available by auction soon.  You are receiving this message, since you have a similar domain name[/FONT]
    
       [FONT=&amp]To confirm interest in owning this domain, fill out the simple form here: [/FONT](removed)
    
        
    [FONT=&amp]Sincerely,Alexander
    [/FONT](address was here)
       [B]If  you do not want more of these business solicitation messages, please  click the link above and follow instructions at the bottom of the page[/B]
      It is the person who is blind to what goes on around him that is most surprised when the same things happen to him.
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    The link leads me to a form from Domain Names International saying bluewidget.com has been flagged as a premium domain. Wants me to fill out some shit and bid on it.

    I am not interested in buying a premium domain when I simply added an (s) and got it for 99 cents. But I am curious if anyone here has received similar offers from that company. I also wonder if that would not make my domain premium as well.

    What makes a domain name premium anyways? I have a .com that I registered for regular price when the same .net was for sell for 1500 bucks as premium. I just grabbed it because the .net said 1500 bucks hoping to do something down the road.

    Not sure what the hell my question was but I appreciate all comments on this subject..... Thanks.
     
  2. carlikito

    carlikito Regular Member

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    Companies like this do that all the time.

    They send you messages offering you a very similar domain to the one you got. The prices are obviously high, that's how they make their money.
     
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  3. Execute

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    Yes I got one of these a few days ago, they sent me an email about a domain that was very similar to mine, just missing an S. Didn't want it but still it's quite a good strategy they are using, especially if it is automated.
     
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  4. TehEpidemick

    TehEpidemick BANNED BANNED

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    It's defiantly automated. I mean if they land one person they make a grand so they don't care how many it takes. Of course your interested in the domain name, at least marginally, so why not try to sell you it.
     
  5. cryptons

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    Its their marketing strategy
     
  6. nerccissboy

    nerccissboy BANNED BANNED

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    i also got these kinds of emails some time , offering premium domains and high pr dropped domains blah blah
     
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    Just move on...typical scam email..get them all the time...
     
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    don't give atention to such emails
     
  9. jdog37

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    What threw me off was that the domain was not parked.... It has an active site, PR1, thin content, but not even in the hunt for the keywords I am going to target.

    After searching some more I found that the domain is on godaddy auctions and top bid is like 12 bucks. Global Domains must scrape the hell out of whois and email you offering to bid on this "premium" domain for you.

    If I can pick it up for 15 bucks... might do it just to piss them off.
     
  10. Izzma

    Izzma Regular Member

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    Yeah, I'm sure we all get them.

    Hell, sometimes they offer a domain for $69. I go to GoDaddy and type in the domain, its available, find coupons and purchase it for less than $8.

    I say, "Thanks for letting me know!"
     
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  11. dennis07

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    I get these all the time. I just ignore them and move on as they generally charge way too much if you actually want the domain they have. Just ignore them unless you're willing to pay thousands.