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Archive for August, 2006 for sale, should I buy?

Thursday, August 17th, 2006

When I was first setting up this website, shopping for domain names, all of the ryanking.* names were taken (but unused by their owners). This is one of the reasons I ended up with

Awhile back, however, I noticed that was coming up for renewal. Hoping that the owner would not renew it, I setup an auto-registration request at GoDaddy. Unfortunately, my auto-register script didn’t get to the domain before a squatter did. Now the squatter wants to sell me the domain. Here’s an email from the new owner/squatter:

Hi Ryan,

Thank you for your enquiry.

A search for “ryan king” shows approximately over 209,000 results from Google.

Names such as are very much in demand especially as there are more than 60 MILLION domain names currently registered.

If you consider that just recently sold for $1,020,000, for $135,250, for $55,000 and $52,500 etc there have been many other 5 figure sales – I’m sure that our asking price could be considered an investment for a domain of this quality.

The price of this domain is £7,000 Great British Pounds or US$13,350
(close offers may be considered). This is a one off payment for the rights to the domain, however you will be responsible for paying the yearly registration (approx $30).

I certainly don’t think the domain is worth US$13,350. I’m going to make a counter-offer, but I’m not sure how much I should offer.

How much do you think the domain is worth? Anything? Am I just wasting my time and money?

Sam Jackson on The Daily Show

Wednesday, August 16th, 2006

If you don’t think this is awesome, you shouldn’t be reading my blog.


Tuesday, August 1st, 2006

Together, we can create a reality we can all agree on– the reality we just agreed on.