Desperate Domain Resellers?
This morning I woke up to this email waiting for me:
Subject: Regarding your domain name whobroke.us
I wondered if you would be interested in buying the .COM version of your domain name whobroke.us for $195 ?
Let me know.
So I have this domain name, whobroke.us. Last January I went on a domain-spree and thought it could be a political domain or something like that. It is now pending expiration, since I never did anything with it. But I get this email today from someone wanting to sell me the .com version. Ok...
So I go over to GoDaddy just to look up the domain, and low-and-behold, the domain is available... I could get it for $9.99. On the offchance, I though maybe he meant whobrokeus.com, so I looked it up and it is available as well. I sent him a reply, however I haven't heard back yet. My guess is it is an automated script since a few hours after I emailed him, I received another message (the same one) from him again.
I guess domain resellers now are so desperate that they'll try and sell you readily available domains at a huge mark up. Hey, someone agrees to buy it for $195, run out and buy it for $10, pocket $185!