I got an inquiry for my domain name D-D.com which I bought in 2013 on a Namejet auction.
The inquiry came from someone in Spain that has a double last name separated by a hyphen with the initials DD. Something like DABNEY-DACOSTA. (not the real name)
I would like to purchase the domain name d-d.com. Many thanks.
I explained kindly that I bought the domain for my company name and I am not looking to sell. But as everything is for sale (for the right price) I said that he could make an offer to try to persuade me to sell. I also explained that I paid a lot of money to purchase the domain name. Indeed I paid $7,100 to buy it in 2013 and that is a publicly reported fact. (Maybe I paid more than a wholesale price as I am an end user for it.)
the domain was bought for our company.
We paid many thousand Euro to buy it and we are not looking to sell.
If you are interested please make us an offer we can’t refuse.
Then he goes and makes this offer:
I am able to offer EUR 1,000.00 for the domain name.
I don’t know if I should doubt his reading abilities or his understanding of the simple fact that people are paying a lot of money to buy domain names. There a lot of end users paying good money for domain names and yes, even domainers pay a lot of money to buy domains! Domain investors don’t find domains lying around. They have invested their own money and they are not in the business to loose money or to run a charity.
People should understand that not all domains are bought for $10. In fact no good domains are being sold for that for more than 15 years now!