The domain in question was a 2 word .com.
The potential buyer continued with a message that included a description of non-hyphenated .com domain names that I had never heard before:
I have been in business for 10 years using the same domain with a hyphen – I am interested in getting the regular name.
I didn’t know that hyphenated domain names are irregular. But I guess the buyer likes irregular as I got this message after my quote:
I will not be held hostage by pirates like this guy. He can rot on this one. I can buy a lot of advertising for that money and use my hyphenated version.
Don’t be mistaken, he is talking about me and not someone else. I would rephrase his last words as:
“I can buy a lot of advertising for that money and use my IRREGULAR version.”
I send him one last message:
Thank you for being so professional.