Just got this:

"Hello ,

XYZ here, I was wondering if you would be interested in Purchasing our Domain: Yarmo.Net

Since the .Net extension is the second most registered/used/trusted domain extension internationally, i thought you might be interested in securing this domain [....].

Our Asking price would be $1,299 USD.

Incase of interest, please let me know. We are Selling on a first come first served basis. (Happy to use an escrow and consider any reasonable offer)

Yours Sincerely,
XYZ"

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That timing is quite phenomenal given the toot I wrote earlier today.

Reply will be no other than simply "lol no"

Is this the side of Internet history you'd like to be on? Selling a domain that costs $10 for $1299 and call yourself a successful entrepreneur? Will your children tell the tales of how their mum or dad managed to scam thousands by hoarding domains and selling them for a 100x profit?

@yarmo I had a similar situation a couple years ago. I was trying to buy kev.uk, but someone already owned Kev.co.uk, and the domain was reserved for them for 5 years.

So I approached the owner and asked if they would be willing to register the domain and transfer it to me. I even offered to throw in £50 as a thank you.

Got an email back the next day...

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@yarmo

“I would be willing to register Kev.uk and transfer it to you for £1,000. Alternatively, I’m happy to register it an lease it to you for £50/month.”

.uk domains cost like £6/year. My response was a resounding “fuck you, you crook”

And I registered kevq.uk instead.

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@yarmo ...and I just realised that I don’t own kevq.co.uk, so I just nabbed that before some plank does so just for the fun of it.

@kev @yarmo kevq.uk has a more unique identity to it than kev.uk anyway 😉

@kev @yarmo I had to pay $800 for a domain that could be confused with my business once.

@yarmo I feel like some people let out a regex script that registred anything remotely resembling words and are now selling those at a premium. Assholes.

@Gina @yarmo @kev But I am quite happy when this happens to big tech companies, didn't this happen to at some point?

@lopeztel @Gina @kev imagine setting up a registrar and a new tld because your fav domain is unavailable? 😅

No, they accidentally sold their own domain for a few hours I think

@yarmo @Gina @kev did they have to pay a larger amount of money to get it back? 😂

@lopeztel @yarmo @Gina nope. Companies are covered by their trademark. Cyber squatting is now enforceable if a company owns a trademark.

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