Friday, January 01, 2010

Take your little scam elsewhere

A year or so ago, when I was moving Too Saucy from the site, where it had been for a few years (awkwardly named, to its own stand alone domain name, I tried to get - but someone had bought the name. And it was just there - blank, nothing on the page. Obviously, it was one of those creepy companies that buy domain names and then sit on them hoping to sell them for a profit.

Oh well. What are you going to do. But was available, so I got that instead.

Well, a few days ago I got an email from the domain snatcher informing me that, hey, what do you know, was available and it could be mine.

"We noticed that you own TOOSAUCY.ORG and felt that you may be interested in acquiring the .COM version of your existing domain name. It is available for a one-time fee of only $49.00 USD."

Of course, a domain name only costs $10 from a regular registry, like Go Daddy (not to mention, they have hot girls in their Super Bowl ads).

Well, needless to say, I was not about to give those creeps $49 - but, hey guys, thanks for informing me .com was now available. So I immediately hopped on Go Daddy, and, voilĂ , ten bucks later, belongs to me, its rightful owner.

And, I have the pleasure of knowing that they held on to the name for two years, so the whole thing actually cost them $20.

Not that I'll make any real money from it, but, you know, it's the principle.

1 comment:

l.w.t said...

I wondered why my bookmark wasnt working.

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