How I bought a domain twice in 2003 and 2012

Let me tell you a story from the past… It was back in 2003 and Namewinner was running at full speed catching dropping domain names. For those that don’t know what Namewinner was… Namewinner was a backorder service that was very successful in the early 2000s and closed down in 2006.

In August 2003 I got the domain after it dropped. I think I paid about $100 for is in a Namewinner auction. A few months later I sold it for about $250 and completely forgot about it until last month. In February 2012 I saw the same domain in a Namejet auction list. I put a backorder for it and won the auction by paying $110.

I don’t think this was an expired domain auction but rather the owner put it up for auction at Namejet without a reserve. So I won 2 auctions for the same domain name with a 9 year gap and paid the almost the same. And I bought the domain back from the person I originally sold it to.


About Konstantinos Zournas

Studied Computer Engineering and Computer Science in London, UK and now living in Athens, Greece. Love domains and building websites. Went online in 1995, learned about HTML in 1996 and about domains in 2002. Started publishing the blog in 2012.

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