Front-running ignorant spammer

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I got an email that quickly summarizes what is wrong with some newbies (and sometimes not newbies) in domaining.

From: alexisq0yeuclark @ gmail.com
Hello!
I noticed you have copyrightfilters.com. Are you interested in rightfilters.com? If so please let me know and I will get back to you with the full details.
In any case, I wish you a nice day!
Alexis Clark

The person that emailed me thinks that he/she is a domain name investor but instead is a front-running ignorant spammer.

First of all using a fake name and an ugly Gmail email address is enough for this to look like a scam.

He doesn’t own the domain he is trying to sell rightfilters.com. The domain is in Redemption Period and may drop. So he is a front-runner. The domain will probably drop but the owner could pay a redemption fee and recover it in the next couple of days. Or someone else could get it in the drop. (I doubt anyone will be interested but I could be wrong.)

He is a spammer sending unsolicited emails by harvesting email addresses from whois. Don’t email random people bad domains you don’t even own! How many domains have you sold this way? One for $50 three years ago?

And most importantly he has no idea how domain names work and that is why he will always fail.

Somehow he thinks that “right filters” means something. Well it doesn’t. Probably he thinks that I have a 3-word domain and I may want to upgrade to a 2-word domain. But yes copyright is a real word. Maybe he has some stupid software that does not recognizes that copyright is 1 word.

BTW I didn’t buy this domain to sell it. I bought it to maybe use it against EU Article 13. And I would not pay more than $10 for Copyrightfilter.com from HugeDomains.

There are so many emails every day from “domainers” that want to sell domains that are a variation of my domains. Most times they simply subtract random letters or add the in the middle of 2 words or put 2 words backwords.

So while AccidentAttorney.com sold for $150k, AccidentTheAttorney.com is worthless. And AttorneyAccident.com doesn’t really mean something except 2 attorneys bumping their heads in the copy room.

Newbies should try to learn what domains sell by looking at the sales reports. And if they are not fluent in English maybe they should keep it slow in the beginning or stick to their own language.

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About Konstantinos Zournas

Konstantinos studied Computer Engineering and Computer Science in London and lives in Athens, Greece. He loves domains and building websites. He is online since 1995, learned about html in 1996 and got into domains in 2002. He started the OnlineDomain.com blog in 2012.

11 comments

  1. Konstantinos Zournas

    A few people that clicked on the link to arrive on this post probably thought I was talking about them. Hey you! Stop this shit! You will never make money this way!

  2. Play with him, and say you might want it, make him register it.

  3. Oh its been going on way too long and nobody can stop them fuckers fast enough. I am sick of it. I get like 20 of those a month.

  4. I have had these for years along with the fake domain expiring that tries to sell you some fake SEO shit.

    The funny thing is that one of these idiots sends these messages and they have not even registered the domain they are offering.

    They are so cheap they see a domain perhaps falling off or that has already dropped and send an email about it, on one occasion I actually bought one. However, it was not one of those awful hybrid name types you describe, they are send by a machine that sucks in expiring domain names, finds similar names, then spams everyone.

    I have an email that I use just for domains, so you see the same crap over and over.

  5. And what if you received an email re http://copyright.filters (assuming .filters was an actual gTLD, for example)?

  6. How annoying (yet a little hilarious). Amazed that they thought rightfilters meant something! Very frustrating that people are trying to sell domains that they don’t actually own.

  7. Ignorance has a degree but it has a lot of stupidity.

  8. People come to this game desperate. Everything requires work and there is often no get rich quick scheme. I have just started flipping domains and its rather fun. You learn quickly. Luckily I have a day job as well as several other online projects. Its a steep learning curve, but some people never learn. You probably wouldn’t like them in real life either!

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