I got an inquiry from a guy that went from offering $10 to threateting with a UDRP, then offering $100 and finally saying he will get a .int domain name instead!
The inquiry was for a 3-letter .org domain name. It was one of these inquiries you dream of getting (NOT!): the ignorant cheapskate.
It all started like a common inquiry from
the United Kingdom, “Please quote for ***.org” together with a significant offer of $10 or about 6,75 GBP and a “thank you.”.
A “thank you” that wasn’t meant to be repeated again in the conversation.
My €10000 Euro quote was responded with this:
“I don’t think so. Will file a complaint with ICANN in due course.”
“You can file anything you want, just so you know we always counter sue thieves.”
Cybersquatting is not cool but whatever, dude.
“You have no idea what cybersquatting is MATE.”
“Yes I do and you’re doing it, Konstantinos.
Like I say, I will file that complaint in due course. I’m not bluffing.”
let me educate you a bit because I see you are ignorant.
You need 3+ things to get this domain:
1) you need to have a trademark, which you don’t have
2) trademark needs to be registered before I got the domain
3) I must infringe on that trademark, which I don’t
Now check to see what reverse domain name hijacking is or just look at the mirror.”
“$100. Final offer because time is precious and I’d prefer to avoid a legal dispute. I don’t need this, can run our xsg stuff through another domain.
Feel free to go wild gobbling them all up – will just drop it as a subdomain somewhere else.
What an exciting profession you’ve chosen.”
“We don’t negotiate with thieves.
You have no idea what I do.”
“I have no interest in continuing this conversation. I don’t care what you do. Putting in an application for ***.int instead as you’re a pain in the ass. Yeah, gotta be inter-govermental to get that. Watch me.”
My final response:
“No. I don’t care what YOU do.
You are trying to steal my domain so I am a pain in the ass? lol
Yeah I am watching because you are not getting ***.int. Not even in a thousand years.
My god, you truly know nothing.
So he was actually a cheapskate that tried to extort the domain from me by threatening legal action, made a couple of cheap offers and finally implied that he will commit some kind of fraud to get a .int domain name because he clearly is a company and not an inter-govermental organization. Simply pathetic.