Some funny domain inquiries I received in last few days

Hello everyone,

I would like to end this week quite nicely and share couple of funny domain inquiries I received over the past few days…

Some-funny-domain-inquiries-I-received-in-last-few-daysSome time ago I bought an expiring domain through auction… May be through GoDaddy Auctions if I am correct… So last week I was contacted by the possibly previous owner. Now here I am using the word possibly because I am not 100% sure if he was the real previous owner of that domain. So his initial email was in broken English so I will correct and place here:

“This domain is mine and i don’t understand why you propose it”

My response was simply to acquire this name please submit an offer. The funny part came in his next response:

“I don’t propose anything, because, it is my website name !!”

Hahaha. This was really funny reading out. He will not propose anything because he still thinks it’s his domain name. My response was very simple that sorry you are no longer the owner of this domain. The next response was nothing but silence πŸ˜‰

Second funny email was the inquiry about hotel niche domain. There was no message so I asked him to make an offer. There came the biggest offer of US$20 πŸ˜€

I politely told him that five figure offers will be considered.

His response was “hahaha”.

I didn’t respond him because I felt it’s time waste because that domain already makes more than double his initial offer every month. Normally I feel it’s good way to educate potential buyers but not to those who are not serious enough to understand what’s the value of domain name is.

I hope you enjoyed it. Feel free to share your views and any similar funny inquiry you have received over the time.

Thanks for coming and reading.

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8 Responses to “Some funny domain inquiries I received in last few days”

  1. zaki says:

    funny.thnks for sharing

  2. AbdulBasit says:

    Thanks for coming and commenting πŸ™‚

  3. Meik says:

    What was he thinking?I bet you had a nice laugh dealing with people like that.Have a lovely weekeend

    • Meik says:


    • AbdulBasit says:

      He must have realized later that he really don’t have ownership of this domain any more. That’s why I got no response from his side later…

      Such comedy comes over the time and I will make sure to share with you all the time πŸ™‚

      Have fun and a great weekend ahead πŸ™‚

  4. irfan says:

    Basit, A nice thread is going on at Elliot’s Blog with this Title “Is There Something Wrong With Contacting Owners of Expired Domain Names?” and your post in some aspect is relevant.

    I pity on domain owners who fail to renew due to some reasons. Well, the Domainers are not guilty as they acquire when the Domain leaves the previous owner. And, this is where the previous owner who has an interest in his name comes back -thinking the current owner has acquired it by wrong way. He fails that it first travels from him to Auction houses where the big players are actively fishing.

    Anyway, receiving such offers too is a good experience.

    • AbdulBasit says:

      Thanks for coming and sharing your view. Appreciate that πŸ™‚

      Yeah, I saw that thread but was unable to comment there for some reason.

      That’s the problem of previous domain owners not to renew the domain whatever the reason is. But I am happy when they let it slip and is caught by me through auction platform. Yeah, they must understand the domain expiring process. They simply think their domain is hijacked and wants it back now which is not possible until they pay the price what the new owner wants…

      Yeah, it’s quite funny receiving such inquiries. Refreshes the mood πŸ˜€

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