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Like Stormy Daniels, I have been paid by Trump!

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  1. WebInceptions

    WebInceptions Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    When Trump Estates [dot] com appeared on the expired list a few months ago I was wary, but it had no federal trademark registered so on drop day I plunked down my $8.47 and hand registered the name, thinking that I would create a satire site for it one day. I put it on Sedo at $997 in the meantime.

    Next thing ya know, I get the email from Sedo that it's been sold, and they have requested to be invoiced --- at Trump Tower.

    I'm a little sad because I had some great ideas for the site, but a happy that I got a payment from him without having to touch his ____.

    That's life as a domainer, folks!
     
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  2. MrAcidic

    MrAcidic Upgraded Member Gold Account

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  3. DrJacoby

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    According to the stable genius himself it's "the best domain name in the history of the internet!"
     
  4. DrJacoby

    DrJacoby Established Member

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    Would have been fun if the buyer requested to be invoiced at the Kremlin. :xf.grin:
     
  5. WebInceptions

    WebInceptions Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    ALSO -

    I've requested to Sedo that I be excused from providing an invoice in this case, because, "I am aware that several officers of the buyer organization have recently pled guilty to several felony level financial crimes, and they principal of the organization is currently under FBI investigation for multiple felonies."

    In any case, I want to thank Sedo for "being my Michael Cohen" in this deal, and they certainly earned their $100 on this one!
     
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  6. Crypto King

    Crypto King RECRUITABLE.COM - send me a message for more info.

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    wow.. that means it could have gone for a lot more than $995. Could have been a high 4 figure / 5 figure deal. I see it is now redirecting to trump.com!
     
  7. WebInceptions

    WebInceptions Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    The filing fee for a domain dispute is $1,500 (last I checked). When you go above this, litigious people often sue instead of just buying. I'm aware of at least one case a few years ago where someone sued several domains for the same name, but different TLDs, and even though it was a questionable claim (was not exact match to the trademark) everyone lost their domains and legal fees... except me. I had it priced at $1500, and they paid that amount, no questions asked. Greed can cost you a lost sale and more.
     
  8. franka46

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    maybe i should move my trump domains to sedo
    TrumpDynamics.com
    88trump.com
    PresidentEgo.com
    AnytimeTrump.com
    FitnessTrump.com
     
  9. CrocBuzz

    CrocBuzz Established Member

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    You got really lucky there!
     
  10. tomcarl

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    I'd say for them $997 is like gratuity for reserving it and not asking some insane amount. Good deal, surprised they didn't own it already.
     
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  11. MapleDots

    MapleDots Domain Properties 2010 - 2018 VIP

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  12. WINNA

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    Nice sale!

    I might put it up on DailyTrump.com
     
  13. BaileyUK

    BaileyUK Established Member

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    Nice one, and as you say Not being greedy - leads to a fast and speedy sale without any hassle.
    Lets just hope there wont be a surge in 'Trump' registrations that just don't have the same significance
     
  14. MapleDots

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    I will never understand why people buy domains like that. Had I been Trump I would have done...

    Estates.Trump.com

    or

    Trump.com/Estates
     
  15. MediaCode

    MediaCode MediaCode.com ICA Member VIP

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    I've never had Sedo accept our few 'trump' names in the past -- they did not accept them due to trademark issues. Surprised they accepted yours.
     
  16. topdom

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    Congrats. Was it on Sedomls Premium or just Sedo(mls). Was it referred from another registrar or not?
     
  17. wizarduk

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    Seems to cheap peanuts to them but least it sold
     
  18. WebInceptions

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    Commission was 10%, so I assume just mls.
     
  19. frank-germany

    frank-germany F1lter.com xpired domain search engine Gold Account VIP

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    10% means they found it at seo
    and it was BIN
     
  20. topdom

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    Ok, let me guess how this might have heppened. They add trump to their keyword list, and get regular messages from Sedo, and quickly scan the list, and check if there is anything interesting. They can miss something which they would normally find interesting. So, removing and adding the same domain many times a month may increase chances of selling. Who would visit Sedo just to buy a domain: I think noone would do it. People visit Sedo through parking, and then Sedo tries to convert that visit into a sale.
     
  21. Nezam Uddin

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    Did you park it at sedo?
     
  22. WebInceptions

    WebInceptions Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    yes
     
  23. Qutest

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    I have done loads of outbound for trumpbills.com with no serious buyer,the only one that showed interest,disappeared for no just course.

    Congrats on the sale!
     
  24. Crypto King

    Crypto King RECRUITABLE.COM - send me a message for more info.

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    Nice insight, thanks!
     

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