I read Acro’s post the other day about people cold emailing him with domains for sale. Usually they use a fake name that is more appealing to a native English speaker.
Today, I got an email. At first glance I thought it had to do something with Acro’s blog at DomainGang.com. When I looked closer I saw the domain name in the subject was DomainBang.com. That was kind of funny. This is what it said inside:
We understand that you are the owner of the domain bang.info,
We have a domain for sale which you maybe interested in – domainbang.com. Since it is closely related to the keywords in your domain name, we thought that you might be interested in acquiring this one as well.
We are only asking $2000 for this premium domain. If you are interested, please let us know. Else, we apologize for the inconvenience caused.
So his reasoning was that just because someone owns a domain name you can stick the word “domain” next to it and sell it to him/her for thousands of dollars. So he could open up a dictionary and buy all the “DomainWord” domains he can find and try to sell them for millions. Good luck with that. This is a very bad strategy to get into domaining. And it makes all domainers look stupid. There are many forums to get help and articles to read on how to do it right. So start reading.
Of course the real name of Kevin McReed is Prakhar Agrawal from India.