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'Twas the night of renewals

Labeled as domains in The Break Room, started by Joe Nichols, Dec 6, 2016

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  1. Joe N

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    My holiday tribute to domainers, to be read in the same meter as "'Twas the night before Christmas." Enjoy!

    'Twas the night of renewals

    ‘Twas the night of renewals, and all ‘round the ‘net’
    Not a buyer would aid with my mountain of debt.
    My names were all listed at auction with care,
    In the hopes that end users would flock to them there.

    My bottom was nestled all snug in the couch,
    While visions of failure caused me to slouch.
    And mama in her anger, and I with my pride,
    Had just settled in to argue our sides.

    When then on my phone came a notification,
    I sprang to my feet with a sense of elation.
    Away to my laptop I flew like a flash,
    Clicked open my email and prayed it not crash.

    The glow of the screen on my tingling skin,
    Gave an awed sense of magic to the message within.
    When what to my wondering eyes did appear,
    But an offer for DrinkMoreDontDrinkLess.beer!

    For a domain so awful to sell on this night,
    I knew in a moment I’d done something right.
    More rapid than eagles the buyers they came,
    And I called to the sites as they bid on my names:

    “Now, Sedo! Now, NameJet! Now Flippa and eBay!
    On GoDaddy, NamePros and Afternic! Yay!!
    Go beyond my reserves; I have brokers to call.
    Now cash me in! Cash me in! Come, buy them all!”

    As toys that on Black Friday morn disappear,
    When stole from a savage mob, cause one to cheer,
    So did my names on this fabled night sell.
    I allowed a brief pause for my ego to swell.

    And then without warning my cell phone did ring,
    I stopped hugging my wife to answer the thing.
    Said the caller, “I see you’ve been busy this night,
    I’ve a pretty good name that’ll suit you just right.”

    His voice - how it twinkled! His manner, so kind.
    He sounded naive, but I didn't mind.
    He said he knew not his name's value, you see,
    But I let him go on and describe it to me.

    He did so, and shortly my eyes came aglow,
    For the name was a monster, but he did not know.
    It was short and dot com, a premium key word,
    And the price he desired was simply absurd.

    He asked just for all of my sales from this eve,
    For a domain worth millions? I could not believe.
    I knew that at once I must act on this chance,
    To hell with deception! My game is finance.

    I grudgingly told him I'd purchase his ware,
    And secretly admired my own acting flare.
    I winked at my wife as I sat down to type,
    Set up the transfer, and lit my best pipe.

    The money went through without complication,
    And back came the name, much to my jubilation.
    I fist-pumped the air; pictured fortune and fame,
    Mama toasted my genius with a glass of champagne.

    And that's when I noticed two words written plain,
    Right beside my new purchase: "International Domain."
    The seller just chuckled as I wailed out in strife...
    "Damn you domaining! You've ruined my life!"

    Merry Christmas, Namepros!!

    Joe
     
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  2. usernamex

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    Outstanding!

    : clapping and cheering in a standing ovation :

    PS I am curious how many people would rather buy actual beer intead of a dot beer $22 and up prices
    https://ntldstats.com/tld/beer
     
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2016
  3. hookbox

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    You definitely have a knack for words so I'm sure you love brandables. I really enjoyed it. :)
     
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  5. Joe N

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    I'd gladly spend that money on real beer every day of the week! :)
     
  6. HotKey

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    What a great jingle! What a way to be merry, and cause all to come mingle!
     
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  8. The Durfer

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    that was beautiful! You are definitely talented. Thank you for making the holiday more cheery. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year too.
     
  9. Joe N

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    Thanks @wesley sweatman! I had a fun time writing it. Appreciate the feedback.
     
  10. korganian

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    Very clever! I really enjoyed that!
     
  11. WhoaDomain.com

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    Hahahahahahajahahahahahahaha

    Damn! Too much time on your hands bro! Loved it! Hope you don't mind I'm gonna share this!!!!!
     
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  14. Joe N

    Joe N Top Member PRO VIP

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    Thanks! Share away.

    And hey, it's all about how you prioritise the time you have:
    1. Domaining
    2. Funny writing
    3. Wife and kids
    :)
     
  15. anantj

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    Really nice! Thoroughly enjoyed it! Well done :)
     
  16. Alessandro Couteau

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    Bravo ! What a way to make everyone happy here in the Domain Name Community !

    Have a Happy Holiday !

    &

    Merry Christmas to all, I say !
     
  17. Kenny

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    Well done :)
    I have shared this on another forum.

    Peace,
    Cy
     
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    Thanks for the laugh !!!
     
  20. Joe Styler

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    I had to come read ths again, to cheer myself up from pondering drops : smile :

    Now cash me in! Cash me in! Come, buy them all!
     
  22. Joe N

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    Lol. Glad you liked it so much! :)
     
  23. Joe N

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    Thought I'd dig this up again now that we're a week away from Christmas.

    Happy holidays, Namepros!
     
  24. DNWon

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    Very Clever! Merry Christmas Joe!
     
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