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Emails from domainers selling crap names

Located in Domain Buying and Selling Discussion started by biggie, Jan 3, 2012.

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  1. biggie

    biggie Top Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    i thought it would be real nice to share some of the emails i receive from fellow domainers trying to sell their crappy names.

    hopefully, some of you will read these and stop sending or see the mistakes they make so you won't make them too.

    here is one from Andrew Brad, and if he is a member here...he's a clown! why? because he included every other email address he sent this mail to. thus one could harvest his list and spam them too.


    if any of you receive such emails, feel free to post them so we can expose the spammers.

    Thanks
     
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  2. Kate

    Kate Domainosaurus Rex VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    If he's from India, his real name might not be Andrew Brad.
    Thanks for posting, it's a good example not to follow.
    So he's trying to sell a TM domain right ? :O
     
  3. ioana_bv

    ioana_bv Established Member VIP

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    I've received stupid emails like these too
     
  4. biggie

    biggie Top Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    don't know if it's tm'd or not.
     
  5. tonecas

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    Availability notice for l--u.com
    ________________________________________

    l--u.com is being released form the registry and will be put on sale in the next few days.
    Being that you own a similar name, we thought you might want to make a reservation on it:

    http://mintacquisitions.com/info/removed_for_privacy
    Then as soon as l--u.com is ready for purchase we would contact you with the transfer
    information and ask you to open an account with it's corresponding registrar
    so that it can be pushed in to your name and account.
    ________________________________________

    Have a great day,

    Kind regards,
    Domain Support
    25 Braccus Street
    Wilmington 19886 DE USA
    +1.302.526.0540

    ***********************************************

    Hello,

    We are releasing l--u.com back to the market and taking offers from any interested parties.

    You can purchase l--u.com for yourself and leave your own offer.
    We will be in touch as soon as it is ready for immediate delivery and you would get full ownership:

    http://truepremiumdomains.com/acquire/removed_for_privacy


    You can redirect visitors from l--u.com to point to your existing website and marketing, and we would include a years worth of registration with the offer.

    Please feel free to contact us any time if you have any questions about this, we are always happy to help out.

    Regards,
    DirectPremiumDomains Team

    +1 (307) 459-1567

    - Never want to hear from us again? Please go here: http://truepremiumdomains.com/optout/removed_for_privacy

    **************************************************************

    Take advantage of getting x-o-w . com
    Dear Domain Owner,

    Time is approaching for x-o-w . com, this gives you an opportunity to lock in a deal in order to compete against other clients that are interested in the same domain name.
    Do not worry about what your competitors are doing beat them with your traffic by making a bid for x-o-w . com today:
    http://explorebransons.com/removed_for_privacy

    Sincerely,
    Backorder Division
    200 E Colfax Ave # 100
    Denver, CO 80203

    If this is not of interest please proceed here: http://explorebransons.com/u/removed_for_privacy

    ******************************************************************

    Do not miss acquiring x-o-w.com
    Dear Domain Owner,

    Now is the time to make aproposal on x-o-w.com before it is offered to the general public. This allows businesses to take more control of their immediate market and insure greater success.
    Please provide an interest by following this link: http://4seasonsenergy.com/removed_for_privacy

    Most companies own all domains, whether it is .com, .net, .org etc., to ensure they do not lose any clients or sales to further grow and enhance their business.
    We look forward to getting you your Domain Name shortly.

    SEO advantages:
    1. Increasethe number of visitors
    2. Improve the brand identity
    3. Increase in revenues
    4. Improve online visibility

    Sincerely,
    Marketing Development Team
    111 N Canal St Suite 1890
    Chicago, IL 60606

    If you are not of interest please opt out here: http://4seasonsenergy.com/u/removed_for_privacy

    *****************************************************************

    Take advantage of getting supple-ments . com
    Dear Domain Owner,

    Time is approaching for supple-ments . com, this gives you an opportunity to lock in a deal in order to compete against other clients that are interested in the same domain name.
    Do not worry about what your competitors are doing beat them with your traffic by making a bid for supple-ments . com today:
    http://sharpinfotech.com/removed_for_privacy

    Sincerely,
    Backorder Division
    200 E Colfax Ave # 100
    Denver, CO 80203

    If this is not of interest please proceed here: http://sharpinfotech.com/u/removed_for_privacy

    **************************************************************

    Time Draws Near for supple-ments . com
    ________________________________________
    Dear Domain Owner,

    It is been a couple days since we have notified you, in regards to supple-ments . com, now is your chance to take advantage in securing supple-ments . com to ensure no one takes your clients or revenue by purchasing the domain.
    You still have the opportunity to capture your market by having the proper placement present that redirects customer/clients directly to your products or services.
    Take action now: http://hairlegend.com/removed_for_privacy

    Sincerely,
    The Domain Team
    25 First Street, 2nd Floor
    Cambridge MA 02141

    If you no longer wish to receive emails from us, please follow this link http://hairlegend.com/u/removed_for_privacy

    *************************************************************

    Do not miss acquiring supple-ments.com
    Dear Domain Owner,

    Now is the time to make aproposal on supple-ments.com before it is offered to the general public. This allows businesses to take more control of their immediate market and insure greater success.
    Please provide an interest by following this link: http://onlinewebmeetings.com/removed_for_privacy
    Most companies own all domains, whether it is .com, .net, .org etc., to ensure they do not lose any clients or sales to further grow and enhance their business.
    We look forward to getting you your Domain Name shortly.

    SEO advantages:
    1. Increasethe number of visitors
    2. Improve the brand identity
    3. Increase in revenues
    4. Improve online visibility

    Sincerely,
    Marketing Development Team
    111 N Canal St Suite 1890
    Chicago, IL 60606

    If you are not of interest please opt out here: http://onlinewebmeetings.com/u/removed_for_privacy

    ***********************************************************

    Hello,

    In the next few days ianalytic.com will be sold off to any interested parties with a related business or website. If you want to grab ianalytic.com for yourself, our company can
    help you do it, just fill out the form below:

    http://directpremiumdomains.com/acquire/dhape/removed_for_privacy

    ianalytic.com comes with one years registration included and you can point the new traffic from it directly to your existing website. Please give us a call any time if you have questions
    about this transaction.

    Regards,

    Direct Domains Team +1 (307) 459-1567
    - No more of these e-mails: http://directpremiumdomains.com/optout/removed_for_privacy


    ---------------

    I could go on but you get the picture :P

    best regards,
    tonecas
     
  6. Kate

    Kate Domainosaurus Rex VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Here is one dubious E-mail received today:
    Note that they sign 'Domain Investment Services Inc' but another (Chinese) corporate name is mentioned too.
    This is not Justin Godfrey's DIS here.
    BTW the whois for the domain name in question is completely different.
    It's not the first time we receive E-mail from these sp(c)ammers.
     
  7. Bannen

    Bannen Don't say Huh? too much; pretend you understand. VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Re: toneca's letters ^^^

    I receive those occasionally, saying they have a domain similar to one of mine (usually with either a different extension, or slight change of keywords, etc) and would I like to buy it to 'strengthen' the value of mine.

    It actually worked out in my favor once. I regged the name ComicBookToMovie.com for an intended project of mine; not wanting to limit my project to comics entirely, I had wanted a shorter version but my ideal choice bookToMovie.com was already taken.

    So a year later the spammer guys email me regarding my comicbooktomovie name and say they can sell me booktomovie if I want it. I check and booktomovie.com is available, it has dropped sometime recently. So I regged it, and let my comicbooktomovie.com expire. I never respond to the domain spammers. Obviously their plan was to only reg the name if they were sure someone was interested in it, and not reg it on spec. Which makes sense, only they have to take the chance that someone (like me) doesn't check to see if the name they are 'selling' is actually registered, ha ha.

    Follow up to the story: within a month of regging this name (BookToMovie.com) I get 2 email offers for it, one for $300 and one for 500, from the US and from Canada. Both legit offers, we did the email dance, but I ended up not selling as I have plans for the name and wouldn't let go for cheap. I also regged BlogToMovie.com on the strength of that. Many books are made into movies, and now in the cyber age more and more blogs are being made into movies.

    Funny, but it's one case where I appreciate the spammers letting me know (inadvertently) that a name I really wanted was available.

    But the rest of the similar emails have just been boring, about total crap names.

    :)
     
  8. south

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    I get 4-5 of these each day.

    Header segment:
    And whois:

     
  9. Coopey

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    I always marked these as spam instantly. Now that I have a lot less domains and the spam filter has learned what to ignore I rarely get them anymore.

    I really can't stand these, especially when there's such good advice on domain forums about how to construct a sales letter.
     
  10. alien51

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    I am more surprised that people expect Domainers to be a special kind of salesmen, who are supposed to be more legit than your average pesky telemarketer who keeps calling you on your phone peddling just about anything from vacuum cleaners, to George Foreman barbeque grills.

    I would expect that the more you are stuck with a domain that nobody wants to buy, the more aggressive you want to peddle it around to atleast dispose it and recover your capital back.
     
  11. Aggro

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    How can you people leave out assclown NowYo.com?

    Persistent spammer, all day evey day

    Never seen a worse pile of "generic" crap, the equivalent of "CheapBrownLeatherShoes.com"...oh it gets 20 actual searches per Google. LOL

    Cancer is too good for that schmuck
     
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    Domainace Top Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I've always wanted the keywords mangos-teen....

    It has been a couple days since we have notified you, in regards to mangos-teen . com. Now is your chance to take advantage in securing mangos-teen . com. This will ensure you that no one takes your clients or revenue by purchasing the domain.

    You still have the opportunity to capture your market by having the proper placement present that redirects customer/clients directly to your products or services.
    Take action now: http://pittworks.com/4125658vamuha-KLX



    Sincerely,

    The Domain Team
    25 First Street, 2nd Floor
    Cambridge MA 02141

    If you no longer wish to receive emails from us, please follow this link http://pittworks.com/u/4125658vamuha-KLX
     
  14. biggie

    biggie Top Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    thanks for the additional email postings.

    it appears that some of you may be on a emailing list, suspect is that chicago address.

     
  15. south

    south Established Member

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    And they have access to a lot of ip addresses. I have blocked a lot of them at my mail servers, but they keep popping up with new ones after they have burned out / gotten on blocklists the previous one(s). And they always come with a different "unsubscribe" domain.

    Also, most of their IPs are out of the country.

    Example: http://images.ip2location.com/49580612.png

    They are undoubtedly mining whois info.

    Forgot to mention. If you follow any of their links (from this particular spammer), they all go back to namebind.com

    Namebind whois is private, but: http://whois.domaintools.com/namebind.com

    ---------- Post added at 10:50 AM ---------- Previous post was at 10:37 AM ----------

    Just checked whois for bnprivate.com: http://whois.domaintools.com/bnprivate.com

    Interesting.. No phone number listed.. Gee, isn't that against icann rules? Just sayin...
     
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2012
  16. Bannen

    Bannen Don't say Huh? too much; pretend you understand. VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    ashwinjohn.dn[at]gmail.com

    Another spammer to add to your email account's 'blocked' list. Sent me a crappy CCC.org for sale, as well as including a bunch of other email addresses he bulk-mailed it to.
    Edit: went back to my email, and he'd sent me a dozen more separate emails for crappy names. Each email had dozens of other domainer addresses in the text.
    Wondered why my email blocker hadn't blocked those... and found out I'd typed it in wrong. Definitely add this annoying spammer to your address blocker, if you even get one email from him.

    :)
     
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  17. dotker

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    Nice wall of shame but doesnt all domainer send UNSOLICITED emails to their targets? So what makes these guys different? As long as they are REALLY selling REAL names I dont see why this is necessary?
     
  18. DU

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    <snark>
    Yes but we all send emails about high quality names that will enhance an end users business (if they understood the internet - which none of them do by the way) and not the crappy names we receive from "spammers".
    </snark>

    I might post my email thread where I was offered a domain for sale (that wasn't regged but matched mine in different TLD) and convinced them I had enough interest that they registered it for $22 at which point I validated that there was no grace delete and walked away :) I enjoyed that
     
  19. dotker

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    crappy names? I always thought beauty is in the eye of the beholder.. ;) every domain got different value according to its owner..

    not that im trying to save those spammers a$$ here but we domainers send UNSOLICITED mail and they are just trying to make a living and someone might have interest in those names.

    I do hate recieving those crappy names and those domainers do end up in my spam box but lets not be too rude and I think we are all selling great names with wonderful potential.
     
  20. Bannen

    Bannen Don't say Huh? too much; pretend you understand. VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    To me, regardless of the fact that both send unsolicited emails (as I do myself, to end users), there seems to be a very clear and definite delineation between a domainer respectfully approaching me with a name I might be interested in, and a domainer mindlessly spamming me:

    - professional domainer = sends me a relevant name, something that means something to my business, or at least is relevant to one or more of my other names.
    = they send some personal words, even if it's just a couple short phrases, rather than a 'form email' that is obviously copied for mass mailing.
    = they don't include a list of dozens or hundreds of other email addy's they're sending to.
    = if I'm not interested, they politely stop bothering me.


    - spam domainer = sends (usually multiple) names that have no relevance to my business, or any of the other domains I own.
    = sends universally bad/cheap names that generally have no meaning to ANYONE except the one domainer dumb enough to think they are worth regging.
    = sends form letter; usually poorly written, lots of exclamation marks and capitalized words telling me how valuable those awful names would be for me to own and use in my business - yet not even mentioning what my business is or how those domains would 'help'.
    = keep sending spam after spam after spam. A good domainer approaching an end user will send that relevant name to a relevant end user, and if no reply they'll either let it go, or maybe send one follow up, and it will be just for that one domain of interest. Spammers keep sending irrelevant domain after domain to the same person, email after email.

    Now, I'm not saying I want to kill anyone over this, I don't want to hurt spammers or anyone else. But I often wish this laptop was a virtual shotgun, and that it could send a virtual shotgun blast to the spammer's computer, and that computer would explode into shrapnel that demolishes every piece of electronic equipment they use to spam with. That would be a piece of software I'd buy.


    As for sending unsolicited emails, I follow all my 'good domainer' points when approaching end users, one by one, and I avoid the 'spam domainer' tactics.
     
  21. alien51

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    If you get to receive dozens upon dozens of these kind of domainer solicitation emails, believe me eventually they will all look the same. It won't matter anymore how they are written.

    Nowadays, when i get domainer email sales pitches from my mailbox, i immediately cut all the cheese. I just look at the domain name. I'm already blind to all other words in the letter.

    While some of you are annoyed about someone selling you an "irrelevant" domain. I am more amused that people are trying to sell me domains that are similar to the ones i have already developed. I mean, if my website is already a solid site, i really have no more use for any other similar sounding domain names.

    For example, if my site is dogpoop, someone will try to sell me dogpiss, or catpoop. How much poop can an end-user do business with? What are the odds that if you already have a successful and popular poop site, that you will launch more poop sites on similar domains to compete with the ones you already own ?!?
     
  22. Kate

    Kate Domainosaurus Rex VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Got this today:
    No, I'm not a Realtor and I don't live in Missouri either :|
    Perhaps I should reply back with our list of domains for sale.
     
  23. Bannen

    Bannen Don't say Huh? too much; pretend you understand. VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    And maybe we should all post any email addy of spammers, and a hundred of us or so can each email them our names for sale. Like the idea, but then it's bound to backfire on us annoyingly - I certainly don't want more spammers to receive a big list of domainer email addy's - so forget it :)

    Oh, and Realtor is a Trademark, protected by the NAR. :bah:
     
  24. alien51

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    This is the funny part, as well.

    Your domain is already for sale, and yet they want you to buy their domain. lol. Happened to me a lot of times. Which gave me a hint that these domainers are so busy peddling their domains, they never took the time to actually check the website of your domain (and see there's a large sign posted saying the domain is for sale).
     
  25. Debt.tv

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    Got one from somebody wanting me to buy Mor-ta-ge.com because it was about to be dropped. Said it was a 'Premium' domain......

    Sent a response saying it had too many hyphens in all the wrong places to be considered premium.
     
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