I recently received this email: I immediately checked and found that the domain he was so kindly offering to procure for me was available for anyone to register. However, I'm sure there are a percentage of people who would see such an email and take him up on his deal without due diligence. Let's say 1 in 500 turns into a sale? Not a bad little business if you can scrape several thousand existing domains' contact info per day with similar available TLDs. This is similar to the letters I get from some company "reminding me" to renew my domain before it expires in 6 months.