“Hope you sleep well at night!”

I got an inquiry and as usual I submitted my quote. It was an 8 letter .com for $25,000. What I got back was another crazy response from someone not familiar with domain names or at least Google.

you have absolutely got to be kidding me. I wouldn’t pay more than $25, let alone that insane amount.

Keep squatting on domain names, maybe you’ll find a sucker. I wonder what 2 related words would cost, let alone two that have absolutely nothing to do with each other. Hope you sleep well at night!

I asked if he is from planet earth and he continued to say:

Yea, apparently one where predatory domain squatting isn’t a phenomena 🙂

Good luck selling your domain name! You’re gonna need it

I still don’t understand why people will not accept that some things might not be for sale or that the owner can ask whatever price for the simple reason that he/she owns something.
And of course everyone inquiring think they are better than the owner and they will do “justice” to the domain. Of course they don’t think for the thousands of domain names owned by people that bought them to build them (or for whatever reason) and never did anything with them.
I guess 95% (or more) of the people owning domains are squatters by that logic.
Oh, and yes I sleep well at night.

About Konstantinos Zournas

I studied Computer Engineering and Computer Science in London, UK and I am now living in Athens, Greece. I went online in 1995, started coding in 1996 and began buying domain names and creating websites in 2000. I started the OnlineDomain.com blog in 2012.


  1. I actually had a rough night last night.
    Maybe it’s because my perceived value of my domains is out of touch with reality!

    Wow. I don’t need Lunesta. I need to drop my prices.

    Thanks KZ!! 😀

  2. Such passive-aggressive inquiries are amusing. I would open an affiliate account with Mattress.com and send him the link. 😀

  3. People live in a fast food world, they want it cheap, they want it now, like it is a mcdonalds drive thru, and when their order takes more than 60 seconds, or costs more than $5 they flip out

    I just dealt with the same thing from a guy from Dubai, he accused me of sitting in a corner, and spamming away web pages, when he contacted me directly thru the landing pages inquiry link.

    As domains become more valuable it will only get worse.

  4. You should hear the one I got last week. The guy threatened, told m, told me I was hurting American business owners, threatened some more, and even registered the .biz of my company brand name and offered to trade me for the two word generic.com he wanted for his business.

    He said he had been waiting 8 years for the domain to become available and I stole it from him. He said since it only costs $15 for a domain name that I am extorting him and committing a crime. I just stopped responding.


  6. On another subject, those facebook twitter and g+ boxes on the left hand side of your site are in the way of your text.

    Just thought i would let you know, you said if we saw any problems.

  7. This article does actually make me sleep well reminding me once again that i am not the only one receiving such silly replies from inquiriers 🙂

  8. The question is – how much did you actually pay for it?
    Something tells me it’s waaaaaaaaaaaay less than $25K.

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