Domain Name Owners Are Not GoDaddy In 1999

I got an inquiry for a 4 letter first name .org domain name. I quoted a high 4-figure price and never heard back. I believe my price was appropriate for the domain name if you consider it is short, a common first name and was registered in 1999.

After a few days I send a reminder email:

Hello again,
Any further thoughts on this ****?

The buyer sent this reply:

If it were $8 maybe I would have thoughts

Sorry, but I could not help myself so I replied:

Dear ****,
get that $8 and buy reality magazine.

And his reply was:

I have a subscription already though

I didn’t continue with this any more. Of course the name of the “buyer” was the same with the domain name and he was probably goofing around when bored.

People must understand that domain name owners are not GoDaddy in 1999. If you are a buyer and you have a $8 budget just go to GoDaddy (in 2016) and register an available domain name. Stop wasting people’s time.


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 blog in 2012.


  1. Many such offers are from confused buyers that think the DNS/Uniregistry offer page is that of a registrar, so they offer basic registration prices. I don’t bother responding to such numbers, they get deleted right away. Other times, the previous owner wants the domain back, at prices they paid annually. These are given a reality check with a number in the four figure range.

  2. 😀 Funny yeah. And such mentality of people don’t understand and won’t understand in future as well.

  3. $8 what a bargin lol i am selling at moment anyone interested it will be more than $8 lol

  4. Andrea Paladini

    I’d have replied him that with $8 he can buy some toilet paper … lol 😀
    Those are “trolls” who have no idea of domain value …

    On a different note, we have just purchased a nice keyword .org, from 1998, you own the .us for it … damn, you own a lot of .us names! … even … 😉

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