Wednesday, Debtember 10, 2008
It might help your case if you actually owned the item before selling it …
This just landed in my email:
- Dan Johnson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- XXXXXXXXXX.com for the owner of XXXXXXXXXX.org
- Wed, 10 Dec 2008 14:02:38 -0600 (CST)
XXXXXXXXXX.comhas recently become available for us so we are offering it to you, because you are the owner of its
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I decided to see if they had a parked page on
XXXXXXXXXX.com and no, no website. Heck, there
didn't appear to be any DNS
information for the
domain. I checked to see of the domain in question was even registered, and
[spc]lucy:~>whois XXXXXXXXXX.com [Querying whois.internic.net] [whois.internic.net] Whois Server Version 2.0 Domain names in the .com and .net domains can now be registered with many different competing registrars. Go to http://www.internic.net for detailed information. No match for domain "XXXXXXXXXX.COM". >>> Last update of whois database: Wed, 10 Dec 2008 16:25:08 EST <<<
Now it's getting interesting. Let me check with my registrar to see if I
XXXXXXXXXX.com … well,
how do you like that? It's available! I can register it right now for
$15.95 (yes, I know, not the cheapest registrar out there, but I've been
using them for years now and never had a problem with them, and if it ain't
broke, don't fix it).
So, how much is Domain Guard System asking for it?
Here's How To Buy
The price for XXXXXXXXXX.com is: $99.00
Please click on the “PayPal—Click Here To Buy” button below to make payment via PayPal.
Payments made through PayPal are Safe and Secure. You can pay by credit and debit card, or using your PayPal account. Please note, that the credit card information you submit is only viewable for PayPal.com and not for us.
The refund will be issued on your payment in case of any problems with the domain transfer.
Once paid, your domain name information will be delivered to your email address in next 15 to 30 minutes.
Please read our FAQ if you have more questions concerning purchase procedure and further domain management.
$99? And Domain Guard System isn't even squatting on it?
Sometimes I think I'm in the wrong business.