Over the years in rejecting offers I have been called every name in the book, cybersquatter of cause or just squatter are the most popular but yesterday was one for the record books.
The domain in question was motorcyclehelmets.com, a domain I bought in January 2010 at the TRAFFIC Las Vegas Auction.
The domain was actually listed with a $50K reserve but immediately after it didn’t meet reserve I asked Rick Latona (the auction company) to reach out to the Seller, and he agreed to put it back up at auction with a $35K reserve and i won it on one bid.
Since owing the domain I have turned down offers of $50K and $75K (although they are more tha six months old and therefore not listed on WWMI.com).
On December 2, 2010, I got an inquiry for the domain,and I responded “we will only consider offers into the six figures for this category killer domain”.
So now we fast forward to last week, when some 2/12 months later I get this reply from a Mr. Grant Aldrich:
“”i Michael, thanks for the reply.
I apologize for the delayed response. Your ballbark was enough to scare off my client initially. They are looking to build a cool review resource, and a price tag like that is prohibitive. I want them to use this domain because I think its intuitive, but the reality is that in this Web 2.0 age, creative domains are more in vogue. Plus, with the rise of the mobile platforms, keyword domains are becoming far less valuable. Hard to justify that kind of a large expense.
I have been given a budget for the development and I would like to come to a middle ground with you that will be fair…I can offer $11,000 for the domain. No nonsense, here is what I can do. Well above the average for most .com’s being sold, and a nice chunk of change. I know its not the high end you were expecting when you first purchased the domain, but is a nice payday though.
Let me know if you think that’s fair. Hopefully we can have this work out. Thanks.””
Typically I wouldn’t waste my time negotiating or even responding with someone who considers buying a domain at $35K and selling it at $11K a “nice payday”
However the response from Mr. Aldrich pissed me off to be honest, based on his statements which I placed in bold above.
So I wrote him back:
Grant the reason this domain is priced into the six figures is because its simply the best domain you can possibly have for the topic it covers.”
“A similar name sportinggoods.com sold for $475,000.
“Grant let me ask you when your offering $11K and playing the “Well above the average for most .com’s being sold” do you really believe it or are you just hoping that someone doesn’t know any better?
So here is the response I got last night from Mr Aldrich (word for word unedited):
“”Mike, you’re a very pompous guy…and quite frankly, I’m not exactly sure why. You’re blog material is second-rate, and bland at best. Which probably indicates your below-average intelligence. You’re business model of waiting for domains to sell lacks sophistication, and is equivalent to used car speculating.
My statement is 100% accurate. MOST domains don’t sell for that rate. I purchased Dermatologist.net for $13k. AcneScars.com for 1200. etc. Those denominations make up the bulk of the purchasing world. Just because you point out a few outliers like sportinggoods.com or Vodka.com, or Business.com, doesnt mean that your domain portfolio should command a similar price.
So, Mike…maybe you have a little dick, or maybe you have a little man complex. Either way, you should try to be more professional in your dealings with people, and not take things so personal. Just because I make an offer for a domain that you dont like, you don’t need to reply with offensive sarcasm.
I’m no longer interested in your domain…good luck.”
So if you happen to get an offer from Mr. Aldrich (he uses the email address of email@example.com) you now know what your dealing with.
and at least this post wasn’t Bland.
Cheese Slice says
That was funny 🙂
Tim Davids says
Tell him your dick only “appears” to be small because your Balls are so big.
Hal Meyer says
In ancient Rome a small penis was considered a thing of beauty.
Please email directly about any proposals you have, regarding domains names, its not appropriate for commenting here so I’m going to delete those comments
Dealing with the same mentality on one of my fashion domains right now.Fashion industry people can’t BEEEELEEEEVE you won’t just hand over their “dream domain”
for basically the price of a nice dinner at Spago.Of course the very DNA of that industry demands cattiness when things don’t go your way.Their insults only raise the price. 😉
Same Grant Aldrich as registrant for http://www.professionalservicesmarketing.org/?
If so, it’s just another demonstration of just how far behind these dime-a-dozen “professional marketers” are with respect to domains.
Bill Sweetman says
Mike, thanks for sharing this. We have a wall in our office where we print out the most ‘colourful’ fan mail we receive from folks. You will have to stop by one day for a visit and enjoy some laughs.
And yet another example of an Asshat. The positive is it takes ignorance and slight forms of mental retardation to make me appear brilliant. If your blog is “second rate” then damn, mine is probably 4th rate.
Tom Garrett says
I think this happens in domaining more than other industries because the prospective buyers and self-proclaimed brokers (the ones who make proactive contact anyway) are more emotionally involved in the process. This doesn’t happen for instance when you’re just looking to get the best price on a commodity item. When I was selling software for a living no one really cared all that much to get so emotionally involved, on either end. It was all business, always business. If we couldn’t agree on price and one party walked away from the deal there was never any school-yard insults thrown around. I fear Mr. Aldrich will be looking for a new email address since the top 3 current Google search results on firstname.lastname@example.org now point to this article or articles about this article.
Grant Aldrich isn’t his real name. Take a look at the pic I had taken with him at DomainFest last year. I think I know why he says your penis is small.
David Conners says
Thanks for the warning.
I’m glad I hand-registered CHILDSAFETYHELMETS.COM
in the past:-).
In the pic, are you the one on the left or right?
Grant says :”…maybe you have a little dick…”
then suggests that Mike “should try to be more professional in your dealings with people.”
I guess Grant doesn’t like to follow his own advice.
M. Menius says
Grant’s over-the-top, offensive response suggests high motivation (hint of desperation) to get that domain cheap. I’m wondering if he oversold his abilities to a prospective client and is mad because he cannot deliver. As Mike said, the domain has no equal. This guy apparently wanted Mike to buy into his “give it to me cheap” logic, and then gave in to frustration when he couldn’t have what he wanted.
Something like “Thanks Mike, but I’ll pass” would have been better. So much for civility. His ranting tells you he really wanted/needed that domain, or else wouldn’t have sparked the outrage.
Well with small + dick in your title you can guarantee a high view count.
Typical ignorant, disrespectful asshole here. Outsmarting them never works. I’ve turned a few around with off-the-wall funny responses. If someone has done so other ways, would love to know.
Just found this picture of a Grant Aldrich:
… and an article:
Maybe this is the same guy.
Having come down from my latest cocaine high I wish to remove and sincerely apologise for my “small dick” jibe. I hope I haven’t burnt my bridge with you. Lets do a deal.
If it makes my apology seem more sincere. It is I who was the “small dick”, if the truth be told it’s minute. All my life I’ve suffered with TWS (tiny weener syndrome) My cocaine snorting habits exacerbate his dreadful condition.
bye for now
The name sounded familiar, so I searched my email. His first contact was in 2007 for a cosmetic industry keyword .net. It was clear that he wasn’t willing to spend much on it so negotiations failed. A year later, he tried again via Sedo, exchanged several messages; one was a lengthy diatribe on why my .net was “worthless”. He always plays the card of an industry expert, when in fact all he wants is to get the lowest possible amount of money. He states that he’s buying for a client, who has instructed him to pay this much etc. I canceled that offer. A few months later, he used another person as a front to get the domain at my lowest asking price of the previous negotiation. In other words, Mike: he does want your domain and he knows it’s worth your asking price but he’s being a PITA himself.
Interesting his is using the phrase “Of Counsel”
The term “Of Counsel” is usually reserved for attorneys who are acting as a consultant to a firm or acting as outside counsel.
However based off of his resume as listed on the site, he does not appear to be a lawyer:
Grant’s technical background includes information retrieval, object-oriented programming, markup languages, webanalytics, and project management. Grant has published articles appearing in ComputerWorld and the Canadian Marketing Association, and is a graduate of UC Irvine where he earned a B.A. in Business Economics. Grant Aldrich: Grant’s technical background includes 6 years of enterprise SEO experience, information retrieval, object-oriented programming, markup languages, webanalytics, and project management. Grant has published articles appearing in ComputerWorld and the Canadian Marketing Association, and is a graduate of UC Irvine where he earned a B.A. in Business Economics.
“Grant’s technical background includes
information retrieval, object-oriented programming, markup languages…”
I think ”…maybe you have a little dick…” is an example
of “markup languages”.
IMHO you shouldn’t reply at all to such an email.
The linkage to leadtank.com confirms it’s the same Grant Aldrich.
The registrant email for the site posted earlier http://www.professionalservicesmarketing.org coincides (email@example.com).
This is a great example of why it’s often useful to have a brokerage firm to serve as the verbal exchange buffer between the emotions, insults, cussing and negotiating tactics of buyers and sellers. LOL
I’ve had buyers say stuff like “You can tell him (the seller) to go f_ck himself with that insane price for his piece of crap domain.” And yet despite a terse cuss filled comment like that eventually closed the deal. Had the buyer said that directly to the seller it would have surely escalated to even stronger language and been the end of the deal there and then.
@MHB, no problem.
After reading the article and seeing the author mentioning “web 2.0” (which is what he mentioned in his email, I knew that this could be the same guy.
Also, one of their clients is in the motorcycle business … which could explain their interest in your domain.
Rick Schwartz says
On Tuesday I will be making a post about my February Sales/Inquiries. Out of the last 100 domain inquiries, I have responded to less than 10 and that was a couple too many. 😉
Thanks for the heads up on this one!
Rick Schwartz says
I’d rather have the pleasure to tell them to go fuck themselves. Why let a broker have all the fun! 🙂
According to his facebook page, he is also co-founder of two other lead gen companies:
At least you have a penis not like him…he has none!!!
domain guy says
i have seen it happen many times. when a potential buyer does not want to pay your asking price for an item the buyer attacks you personally.and what i do is turn around and then attack the buyer because he iniated the response and i am prepared to respond to his actions.
i have done it over the last 20 yrs numerous times. you get satisfaction for putting the potential buyer in his place, and you still have the item in your possession and can continue to market and sell the item to the correct buyer.i have also learned and heard it numerous times from the buyer i have never been treated this way before.the correct motto.
the buyer is wrong….you have the asset use it to its highest potential
Its astonishing that a domain like motorcyclehelmets.com has’nt already been bought by one of the big manufacturers like Arai, Bell, Shoei etc – never mind the extra exposure it could bring to their brand, you’de think it would be worth it just to stop the competition getting it…dumb asses
“I can offer $11,000 for the domain. No nonsense, here is what I can do. Well above the average for most .com’s being sold, and a nice chunk of change.”
Lol, no loss there, what a generous no nonsense fun kinda guy. Nice of him to do YOU the favour 😉 ….NEXT!
“you get satisfaction for putting the potential buyer in his place”
You can’t do that when the moron remarks/offers come through sedo, I tried last week to reply to one and my sarky reply + counter offer was cancelled within a couple of seconds.
It must have been sedo who did that, there’s no way the buyer would have managed to cancell it so quickly after the comment was viewed…not a chance.
I’m missing out on so much fun 😉
I’m also beginning to think Sedo is an acronym for “Sixty Euro Domain Offers” 😉
Write him back telling him bobbieshelmet.com is free to reg if he’s looking to make a personal site about himself.
(bobbies helmet is a UK term for – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glans_penis )
What I have learned on the Net is when you make someone mad you are doing something right.
I think Tom Garret’s comment is on the money. This is not a commodity business, these are one-of-a-kind assets and they can’t be replaced. Only one person or company can own it. This is why passions and insults run so high.
EVERY time I have had an insult comment from a “buyer” its been from developers or SEO folks. They really know how to dish out the insults. I hate to say it is typical of the developers and SEO guys, but it is, just look at Michael Arrington and how egotistical, arrogant, condescending, and ignorant he is of the domain investor community. These guys are a dime a dozen…..and it is too bad b/c just like lawyers they ruin deals for their clients every day. They have no business representing them when they don’t even understand domain name basics.
Also, if he thinks fanciful, creative domains are in vogue…..then go buy one. Why even reply if those are better than the generic domain.
He would not have even wasted his time making initial contact, and especially the second insulting comment, if the domain was just an afterthought that was just kind of neat to have but not necessary.
I hate to judge someone by their photo but some of those Grant Aldrich photos sure like he is a jerkoff punk.
What a shallow soul he must have.
I guess Assclown of the week goes to Grant lol.I am sure he could get MotorcycleHelmets.xxx.music.disney.starbucks for a song and a dance.Never dismiss the power of the .Com
Wonder what body parts Grant Aldrich is planning to insult in his patent infringement letters?
It appears that you are infringing on my patent ‘Method Of Patient-Staff Analytics’.
If you are interested in obtaining a license under this patent, please contact me. If you are not interested in obtaining a license, please confirm that your company has terminated its infringing activities.
In either case you have a tiny weiner and insignificant testicles. Your dog does too.
He is pissing on your leg and telling you it’s raining.
David Conners says
As a still-performing porn star (Google my stage name– Dave Cummings), I can tell you that penis size, muscular build, good looks, etc mean far far far less than “functionality”.
Leonard Britt says
Given GAKT shows 74K exact searches, I would imagine this domain makes quite a bit of money in parking. The real world just doesn’t view domains the way the domaining community does. The industry probably hasn’t done the best job of communicating / illustrating why a domain should be worth X rather than 5-10% of X. Thus brandables with zero search volume are widely used because “why should I pay thousands of dollars for a domain when I can register a good enough alternative for $10?”
Mike, I just saw dnjournal report that you sold TheMeditator.com for $35,000. That’s some mad sales skills. By compare motorcyclehelmets.com should be in the six digit range easy.
I would say this
Any domain I sell now will be much more in 10 years.
Including the one your referring to
But I’m not going to live forever so stuff has to move.
If I was going to be around for 500 years I wouldn’t sell anything
Maybe change your headline Mike to
Grant Aldrich, “you have a little dick”
that way you can rank for his name and the phrase and his name are locked in on google when someone searches for his name
woops sorry I don’t know why i put phil in there as my user name
“Funny’s ‘Headline’ From A Domain Blog Post” (in a long time)
Well done, and with great ‘decorum’ … a very fine line to walk most of the time.
Is this him?
This is nothing more than a typical bull-shit negotiation argument…nothing wrong with that…no need for either party to get pissed off.
As a buyer, i always offer extremely low-ball offers with bull-shit negotiation argument.
As a seller, i always ask extremely more with bull-shit negotiation argument.
Out of 500 to 1000 emails, only one deal will go thru…but that one deal will mean huge profits…so its hard work..but its all worth it!
Nothing wrong with that…no need for either party to get pissed off.
Shit Happens as a buyer and as a seller!
Steve M says
Thanks Mike; my laugh for the evening.
SL–well; if it’s the same guy, he’s a long way from getting a patent, as he only has an application at this time.
And I note that some of his claims have a major problem if he ever tries to assert them; which I won’t be informing him of.
Michael Hallisey says
You know what is interesting, if you type in “motorcycle helmet” into Google motorcyclehelmet.com has been in business for years and the site is on page Three. So if you don’t know how to make a good site and spend that much money on a domain name, your not going to make anything and the best you can do is maybe sell your domain to someone else.
It just tells me that their is a lot on competition in this category so it would be hard to make your domain name number one in Google search.
LS Morgan says
LOL. I love when they try to downplay your domain- or, domains in general- in the context of soliciting you to sell it.
He’s a recent one of mine for a .org name.
My name is XXX and I see you own XXX.org although I have a preference for the .com(obviously) or .net over the .org I still may be interested in acquiring the name XXX.org if you price is right please advise if you are looking to sell the name and what you are your price expectations for the .org
He then goes on to talk about how awful .org is, reference what Estibot says, how he’d rather have a .co, etc, etc, etc… It was a pretty amusing exchange. I concluded with this:
Unless your offer thusfar is simply testing the waters and you have a
lot more powder in the cannon, I can pretty much say with certainty
that we won’t be coming to terms on this name. Perhaps a .co or .ws
owner with the eponymous keyword might be able to help you out.
LS Morgan says
Oh, and I don’t know if anyone mentioned this yet, but I love it when someone challenges your intelligence within a sentence or two of screwing the pooch on use of the word “your”
“Which probably indicates your below-average intelligence. You’re business model…”
“Well above the average for most .com’s being sold”…
On his logic $11K for a Picasso is a good deal
Neutron Interactive says
Firstly, it seems he’s done a bit of fibbing. Dermatologist.net is owned by Jasson Gilmore. It also appears that Mr. Aldrich bounces between various forums (of many types) with a slew of different email addresses, but the same generally poor attitude. Among these are: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
I wouldn’t compare SportingGoods.com to MotorcycleHelmets.com. SportingGoods.com is a far superior domain.
Furthermore, your pricing formula for VisitStockholm.com to measure the price of VisitBerlin.com at above $100K is inaccurate. Have you ever considered that fetching $77K for VisitStockholm.com (your past domain) was possibly an excellent deal on your part?
The new owner may have overpaid on that domain – or should we say a Stockholm travel agency or whomever paid that amount in Europe. Your Berlin.com is a 7 figure domain, but VisitBerlin.com is not a 6 figure domain – only to you and Germany travel agency that got rejected. You can get 6 figures because you own the only .com in that category. The travel agency will probably increase their offer when they realize their mistake.
You own the only variation in .com, so you can call the shots. You dictate the market. VisitFlorida.com sold for $186,000 because the website already had traffic and Florida has one of the world’s most visited tourist spots. Berlin is a big city, but is not comparable to Florida.
Listing the e-mail address of the misinformed will only push more spam to his box. You know how crude many domainers are. Conflict works to increase traffic. Many domainers don’t think twice before commenting. They think that tossing about their knowledge is going to impress others.
The owner is misinformed. I would have provided a few examples within the price point you want. SportingGoods.com is not a good example. SportingGoods.com is a multi-billion dollar industry. That domain is worth more than a million.
The $11,000 offer may be insulting, but think about it from a person who requires more information. If you want to be professional, then refer the misinformed to the DnJournal.com. They will figure out that many bad domains are overpriced, and then would understand your reasoning. Professionalism is a skill that many domainers lack.
Many of your fans are going to agree with you because they are followers. They will rarely challenge you. Your MotorCycleHelmets.com domain is worth over 6 figures, but I wouldn’t have mentioned SportingGoods.com in the same discussion. Build value into the domain instead of tossing around your elitist status. VisitBerlin.com is not in the same ballpark as VisitFlorida.com.
Prove to the buyer the domain is worth $150K, $175k, or even $200K. Use same examples you demonstrated when you rejected VisitBerlin.com for $100K. The misinformed probably assumed he was paying top money to acquire the domain. Point out a few companies that own keyword domains that make them money.
You don’t need the buyer’s business. The conflict involved in the dead sale won’t hurt your business in any way. There are a few people on this board that hide behind their computers, insulting people and trying to affirm their elitist status. They will laugh and think the buyer is ignorant.
The buyer demonstrated anger because he knew MotorcycleHelmets.com will never be sold at a domainer price. In order to acquire the domain for his client, he would have to pay end-user value. It’s the same discussion on the TheProfessors.com.
On the opposing side, people usually insult others because they have insecurities of their own. Your reply back showed some sarcasm, but not enough to spark a person. The buyer wanted the domain enough to be a poor sport, or a loser mentality.
I wanted a specific writing domain. The owner said he could make a deal. The domain is probably worth no more than $10K (6-10k) The owner said that he could work out a lease-to-own deal, and noted the domain would command far above 6 figures.
I responded back that I couldn’t possibly afford the domain. I thanked him. I told him I’m only a small time domainer. I wanted the domain to write about the writing category. That was the truth. I was trying to convince him to sell for less because I had less to offer. He wasn’t even advertising the domain for sell. I used the Whois to contact him.
I thought I had a fair shot at acquiring the domain. I mentioned a few other superior domains that sold for $60k and another that sold for far less that are worth 20 times more than his domain. I was professional throughout the reply. He never responded again.
Your post is comedic to entertain the domainers that enjoy insulting others. In order to operate in the domain industry, you must have thick skin. You can’t let people influence you to inform others. Your VisitBerlin.com example worked to demonstrate the reason you rejected $100K.
When you do sell MotorcycleHelmets.com for 6 figures, send Grant an e-mail to inform him that another end-user realized the value. In any case, good article. Thanks.
correction – “I was trying to convince him to sell for less because I had less to offer” I meant I wasn’t trying to….. thanks.
Some of you obviously got emotionally involved…and butt hurt
Nearly everything in sales is BS, where the buyer tries to beat you down, insults etc..
Or did you forget the big post earlier in the year (& Rick S blog about sales & lies?
ps All a bit petty for all you lot to do a character assassination on Aldrich
It’s obvious that he & other SEO guys have the same template for domain inquiries
Aggro (Not Schneider’s Contact group) (Not Small Penis Group)
No one cares what you think Aggro, same comment different article.
great domain names for CNN or FOX says
pen.is is already “taken” while smallpen.is is still available 🙂
Gene Downs GenericGene says
This story sounds odd ??????????
great domain names for CNN or FOX says
pen.is and pus.sy are two great domains for p0rn sites’ short-URLs, but I doubt the last one TLD country may allow this kind of “service” … 🙂
“Any domain I sell now will be much more in 10 years.”
Future value is often irrelevant, because the proceeds from a domain sale can be reinvested in other domains, and they can rise in value instead.
The domain industry is almost unique in that one individual may be willing to pay far more for an asset than anyone else. He shouldn’t have to – an asset’s fair price is determined by the second highest bidder.
The motorcylehelmets bidder is one who didn’t have cause for complaint.
great domain names for CNN or FOX says
someone had put online the bu.tt short-URL but now this service is no longer available 🙂
ps – last comment about the porn-short-url series 🙂
wow.. another clueless seo expert LOL
Mike, you should do a conference call and get Rick in there. Do a blog post on this as a follow up, LOL
We have owned MotorcycleHelmets.com for just over a year.
The page is basically a parked page with 0 SEO.
So to the extent it ranks at all in the search engines tells you the domain would be on the 1st page if it was a proper site and with a minimal SEO
Reputation DNS does not seem to mention MALE.BODY.PART.SIZE
by the way, TheDomains.COM DNS is not technically configured properly
It is interesting people with 75,000+ domains can not configure DNS
“None of your nameservers returned an SOA record for your domain. This is very bad. Skipping SOA tests.”
Joey Starkey says
Just amazing how some end users think. Oh well let me check my email.
Geniuses are born out of frustration every day in the .com Internet space.
Where were these “geniuses” when the Dow Jones was at 6500 – maybe they would have got what they wanted back then and at their valuations today !!!
“VisitBerlin.com is not in the same ballpark as VisitFlorida.com. ”
I disagree, maybe not if you just compare it purely from a domainers/parking/ppc perspective but we don’t know how much traffic either gets or how much they are/were earning in ppc.
We do know however the official website for Berlin is currently using the .de so buying the .com would benefit them vastly in the long run and eliminate further competition.
Also the VisitFlorida.com happened 7 years ago in 2004 so did you take inflation into account in your evaluation comparison equation?
Most of the visit prefix domains have been taken since 2000 or before and its one of the most used country, island, city, town, village prefixes there is, many of which are now held by the official/local tourism boards …..loads of them.
In some ways for marketing a visitGEO.com domain could be perceived as being far BETTER than a pure city.com as it is also a call-to-action domain plus they are still only a tiny fraction of the price compared to a pure GEO.com
Even if they did own the pure geo.com they would still need to/want to spend a fortune on advertising it in print, tv etc to keep it in the spotlight.
How much is Berlin.com ? 2 million? 3 million +? ..more?
How much was Scotland.com the last time it was up for auction ?
2 million? 3 million + ? …more?
The last time it was up for auction a guy from visit scotland was on the phone with me about something else so I mentioned that it was coming up for sale and (as far as I remember the reserve was around 1 or 2 million mark)…..he just laughed.
At the end of the day traffic can be build, more so when you have an advertising budget in the tens of millions per year.
Disclaimer: I’m slightly biased as I own a few of them 😉
MotorcycleHelmets.com = Peachy Domain for anyone with a brain 🙂
“Have you ever considered that fetching $77K for VisitStockholm.com (your past domain) was possibly an excellent deal on your part? ”
Now number 3 in google for just the word Stockholm, all within a few weeks……I doubt they feel hard done by at that price TBH, more so considering that Swedens official site is VisitSweden.com
Landon White says
If they are a END USER then it is a Domainers Right …
to give it to them in the END …
you know, the way Yunny /Big Cheese/Cheese Slice, prefer it.
Wow, I just heard a moment ago from Elliot that you already sold VisitBerlin
SWEEEEET…Congrats to ya MHB ! ….and them 🙂 very nice
Rob Sequin says
“So, Mike…maybe you have a little dick, or maybe you have a little man complex. Either way, you should try to be more professional in your dealings with people”
What a riot. Looks like Mr. Aldrich needs to take his own advice.
Now when people search for Grant Aldrich, they will find this post.
If that transaction is true for VisitBerlin.com – does that make up for Mike’s apparant small genital area.
I wonder – would me running a blog make my penis even smaller than it is already ?
Brian (tiny penis in hand) Wick
Jeff Schneider says
Top oh the day to you!
We all have small penises, its just that we think ours is bigger than the other guys.
Gratefully, Jeff Schneider (Contact Group) (Metal Tiger)
Grandma Moses says
He,He, is that the same Yunny /Big Cheese/Cheese Slice pest
who elliot personaly told to post else where?
Now the pest is over here!
Thanks guys did in fact sell VisitStockholm.com and VisitBerlin.com
You can see all our recent sales as well as declines offers on our corporate site:
As almost always the buyers got great deals and whatever they bought today will be worth more later on.
Steve M says
Some years ago, had an attorney inquire about buying one of our legal domains.
When I told him the negotiable range we were looking for (very reasonable; less than 10k as I recall), he said that was too much for a domain that wasn’t that great.
After I e-mailed back that if it wasn’t that great why would he want it so much . . . never heard from him again. 😉
I was offered 3 k for VisitMuscat.c*m in Dec, I was’nt tempted in the slightest 😉
Have you had many offers for VisitOman MHB ?
A few but no one will to come up to the six figures
Keep flappin’ your lips, Landon. Cheeseburger dot tv is now taking on an average of 40-unique’s per hour…it will be RANKED as a top 90,000 domain within 90-days.
Granted, 38 of those 40 uniques per hour are in re-directed traffic 🙂
Landon White says
No one cares what you think BS Cheese, same comment different article.
David Conners says
Anyone want to give me a ball-park idea of the possible value of my two below domains that relate a bit to this thread? I’d appreciate your expertise. Even a “guess” would be very appreciated. Thanks.
ChildSafetyHelmets.com —– $30K-$35K
GAKT (phrase): “child safety helmets”
Landon White says
@ David Conners
I’d appreciate your expertise
LOL, The Village Idiot above answered your self serving post…
Do you have any domains? If so, name the 3 you think are most valuable…I’d love to see ’em.
Landon White says
@ SMELLY CHEESE
I didn’t say your name but you knew you were the Village Idiot .. lmao
Before Elliot’s Blog Gave you the permanent BOOT! (banned You for good)
you asked this question and Elliot answered instead and said what is your’s
and you posted your ridiculous childlike portfolio and Elliot replied with a LOL.
No i do not WHORE myself EVERY POST like you about MY DOMAINS
and this shall not be a chance for you to show your retarded domain choice’s.
MY DOG SAID HE COULD PICK BETTER DOMAINS, WITH HIS PAWS …
you VILLAGE IDIOT!
Carl Edgar says
I find it incomprehensible that Mr. Aldrich would use the first person plural of the verb ‘to be” [you’re (you are)] rather than the posessive pronoun ‘your’ in the construction “You’re blog material is second-rate, and bland at best.”
Why would a person use a construction which is just ignorant doggerel, when he has a vested interest in writing with authority to project credibility. Are you absolutely sure you haven’t taken liberties with the quote?
Unfortunately, this and other examples of ‘phonetic English’, a pidgin-like approximation of the language, based on sounds the writer has memorized, abounds in domaining circles, even though computer search arguments have to be spelled punctiliously, with no margin for best guesses as to how words might be spelled.
More to the point, domain name registrations leave no room at all for mangled spelling and syntax. They have to be letter perfect, as do the registrant details required by ICANN et al.
Avina Larf says
“Unfortunately, this and other examples of ‘phonetic English’, a pidgin-like approximation of the language, based on sounds the writer has memorized, abounds in domaining circles”
Sum of us peeps are a bit fickr than others butt theirs also monie to be maid in tiepose.
Carl, do yoo yoos spell cheque alot ?
“ICANN et al”
The headline of this post has sure caused the ‘comments’ section to be ‘vigorously beaten’…over the past couple days…I think it has gotten a bit bigger.
I was referring to the large amount of ‘comments’… 😉
Of course you were
A domain is only worth what a buyer thinks it’s worth. There is no factual way to appraise words. I may think a domain I own is worth 6 figures, but only when a buyer agrees with me and is willing to part with cash fot it, is it truly “worth” my valuation. In fact a buyer may believe it’s worth 7 figures or more, but that can never be factually foretold.
Dave Zan says
This is one time it’s arguably good you’re not a bigger dick.