I have been putting off contacting the CEO of a huge company that generates $2 billion a year in revenue. The domain in question I rather not say. But as always I am shooting for the moon. 6 figures. I was going to go the usual typical pitch. but based on their offers I'm losing my cool. Backstory. The CEO and his company owns multiple companies. Of which my domain? is an EMD for an offshoot product for one of them. That generates $30 million yearly consistently I have been hesitating contacting the CEO because I'm scared of what I'm about to do. he bought this "failing" company back in 2004. How will I insult him? I will explain to him all the mistakes his employees made as far as my .com is concerned. These mistakes even happened years before he purchased the company back in 2004. here's a list of the mistakes. 1. Company has a great brand. been around since 1967. Their .com is a single word. So they did a good job there. Then they registered other domains for brand protection strategy. Think Kentucky+FriedChicken.com First mistake? They did not register "FriedChicken.com" and or "Chicken.com" and even though they didn't? they made the second mistake and did not try to buy it while it was cheap back in 1998 mind you they have been in business since 1967. 2. Enter their competitor. let's call them Popeye's. Popeye's came in at 1997 while KFC started in 1967. So KFC was around 30 years before Popeye's. so much opportunity. Missed. 3. So now Popeye's purchased Chicken.com and FriedChicken.com and is kicking their ass as far as online is concerned. so what's left? as far as domain registration how "close" can you get to "FriedChicken.com" or "Chicken.com"? I say.... EChicken.com EFriedChicken.com IFriedChicken.com IChicken.com well you get the idea. 4. next mistake? His "team" got into a room and decided to go with a new brand launch and called it. EChicken and advertising it all over the net via press releases. WITHOUT REGISTERING the .com or even trying to purchase it from me first before putting it out there. When does the "insult" come in? I was gonna tell him. I've checked the salaries of his employees. some are $100K+ up to $350K + I assume these are smart people to have such big salaries. So since 1967 how much salaries were paid? millions! yet no one thought to register the perfect URL shortener for their brand? plus a domain that allows them to "sit" on the best keyword like "Chicken"? My domain is basically the "next best thing" as owning Chicken.com and FriedChicken.com I'll tell him I decided to contact him directly because all these employees offering me just $5000 are just people trying to save face and not look like a bunch of idiots. "So you guys went with EChicken but did not register EChicken.com and did not try to buy it first before letting the cat out the bag?" They F***Ked up. Plain and simple. Not my fault. my domain? was never registered till about few years ago. All this time. 30 years, no one thought to just reg this domain for "the heck of it". now I have it and they offer just $5,000 to make this embarrassing problem go away? I'll tell him. "Under Who's WATCH was domain.com supposed to be registered?" Who dropped the ball on this? And what is their current salary? All of them in Total? I don't work for your company I don't make $150K a year. or $350K a year. But I did something useful for your company. Something that will promote your $30 million generating business. You tell me. Who is the best person to promote your EChicken $30 million dollar a year generating business? 20 sales managers earning $150K a year? or a Schmuck who registered EChicken.com and can email anyone around the world with a brochure of your product via email in seconds? for free? using something like [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] I have worked for large companies and have manage large teams. All I ever see are people doing the "bare minimum" for what they get a pay check for. Just enough to get by but never "above and beyond" the call of duty. When you hire people. You are putting business in the hands of Total Strangers. They only care about their check. They never look out for your "best interest at heart". They could care less that you are #2 and Popeye's is 1#. To them that is "Good enough" and then collect their check. They never think of registering EChicken.com or try to buy it for cheap before announcing to the world the new "EChicken" brand to save the Boss money. Yet my dumbass registered a domain that is the perfect web address for your $30 million dollar generating business. How dumb is that? To get a bunch of $150K- $350K earning a year people in a meeting and they come up with a new brand and "went with it" without securing the EMD .com first? next mistake? They contact me using THEIR REAL NAME not broker. Easy enough to Google them and check Linkedin and find them. I wish I could say the web address they are using because they can't own my domain. lol soooooo idiotic. They are already hashtagging the EMD for my domain. I would then say "How stupid are your employees?" and they are still rolling out with Press Releases mentioning my domain's EMD Keywords. dumb dumb dumb. Meanwhile I decided to renew the domain for several years. So I'll just wait. so would you ever insult your potential buyer? lol Why am I hesistating? I might just p*ss off the CEO they won't buy or come after me via UDRP. Fyi. in case yall didn't figure it out. The companies and .com's mentioned here are NOT my domains or the buyer..