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Someone apparently wants to buy my pretty generic domain name

- Mon, 05 Nov 2018 12:46:22 EST g5KESuef No.122088
File: 1541439982095.jpg -(21049B / 20.56KB, 480x360) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Someone apparently wants to buy my pretty generic domain name
$500 for a domain, equivalent of oakservices.com pretty generic.

So, I got contacted by a broker from godaddy saying this buyer wanted it for 100. I told them I wanted 500 and accused them of being a scammer. They assured me it wasn't a scam, said the buyer found 500 acceptable. The broker seems to have a linkedin showing they've worked at GoDaddy as a broker for 5 years.

I'm just having trouble seeing the value in it, or the angle of some potential fraud.
There are surely ways to securely transfer domain/payment, so I'm less worried about that but it sounds unfun to research.
Another thought was that they would attempt to impersonate me, as I used an email from that domain in a few places.

Or maybe it's just totally legit and they want it that badly, or the money isn't a big deal. I asked what the buyer's purpose for it was, and got back something about medical information with procedures and diagnoses. It *could* fit the domain... I guess... maybe...

Also I was drunk and sending them all kinds of bullshit and they're still willing to talk, which raises a flag to me. But it could just be the broker accepting that some clients are drunk assholes.

CharlesSangerlock.hlp - Mon, 05 Nov 2018 14:31:22 EST tOE+8scM No.122089 Reply
You could just email GoDaddy if he's using their name. It would have been faster than giving us the play by play.
GrahamWocklestig.lsp - Mon, 05 Nov 2018 14:35:29 EST g5KESuef No.122090 Reply
I haven't slept in awhile, sorry for the shitpost.
I told him to go fly a kite anyhow, there are .net and .org versions of my domain for $12, something's fishy
MollyFemblemack.mpp - Mon, 05 Nov 2018 20:58:35 EST bFee7tEo No.122095 Reply
Maybe he wants a domain where he can lock down the .com/.net/.org variants so there's zero ambiguity which one's his site.
SophieDuckspear.sh - Tue, 06 Nov 2018 01:33:00 EST g5KESuef No.122096 Reply
I mean, maybe. But I really highly doubt it, it's super generic and there's a lot of very similar domains available right now at $12. Hell even adding a hyphen in mine would save them $500.

I used it as a contact email on a few "official" things so I convinced myself the angle was an attempt to impersonate me. There's just no way it's of any value otherwise.
Thanks for letting me think outloud anyhow
EmmaGappershit.mdl - Thu, 08 Nov 2018 14:18:21 EST fuS9zNiL No.122098 Reply
Claim it yours? Sounds like an interesting name though. Not gonna visit the name though.
EmmaGappershit.mdl - Thu, 08 Nov 2018 14:22:40 EST fuS9zNiL No.122099 Reply
500 bucks sounds like a good investment, back when people used to grab up address names and sit on them until somebody was interested in the domain name. But, anybody could sell a name, if one checked their current name, it could be from some foreign land. Just as well.
DavidMucklestuck.o - Sun, 11 Nov 2018 01:26:55 EST Ln3BoKNh No.122108 Reply

That really is how selling a domain works, enjoy your 500$

To a business that is less than chump change.
CyrilBlannerfuck.ppd - Mon, 12 Nov 2018 09:16:33 EST DtpkpOuq No.122111 Reply
$500 is chump change to a some people. Like even if it's not a big deal, if he's got real money he may be willing to drop 500 for it.
RebeccaCuzzlecocke.pm4 - Sat, 17 Nov 2018 18:31:39 EST XLYlPpmw No.122113 Reply
I've seen decent sites where they got enough free traffic that they could have charge for their services. But put their domain name for sale. Possible mistake doing so.
So it sits and sits, for months on end. Going back say a year later, nothing, not even a for sale sign.

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