But then one day, maybe 4 years ago, someone else apparently thought up the same word for their business only to discover I already owned it on the web. They contacted me wanting to buy. What to do what to do. I stuck a $1000 price tag on it and figured if someone was willing to pay that, they could have it. They were willing, so I sold it. I'd originally bought the domain for probably like $20 from Internic (now Network Solutions) back in the days before godaddy and all the cheapies. I was sad to see it go, but it was a pretty sweet deal and, really, I didn't have a use for it anymore.
Guess what I found up for sale again? That old domain that I loved so much!
I just bought it back for $300 :)
I know what you're thinking: Who pays $300 for a domain name?! I don't want to say what it is because I'm not sure what I'll do with it yet, but it's a single word, only 5 letters long, it's very catchy and it's a .com. You know how hard it is to come by something like that now? You can only find them on the resale market. Anyway, I am happy to have it back.
After I finished the transaction, the guy I bought it from wrote, "I always liked that domain. I hate to see it go. Good luck with it."
Aww. I had the same feeling back when I sold it. It's a good name, I tell ya! Now I just have to figure out what to do with it. Maybe a cool t-shirt shop? Hmmm. I don't know...
I think it's time to build my empire.