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Several years back, I thought up a nonsense word and bought the .com for it. I used it for a few years and then it just kind of hung out doing nothing. I've never been in the business of buying and selling domains, though, and had no plans to get rid of it. I liked the name a lot and figured I'd find a use for it again at some point.

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...

*scratches head*

I think it's time to build my empire.


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Jan. 28th, 2009 01:59 pm (UTC)
thats a really cool story :)
Jan. 31st, 2009 10:32 am (UTC)
Yeah I thought that was pretty fun that it came back around to me after a few years.
Jan. 28th, 2009 04:23 pm (UTC)
Time to take over the world! Also, that was a hell of a profit you made originally.
Jan. 31st, 2009 10:40 am (UTC)
All options are currently on the table for my world domination. I'm mulling.
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