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Whaddup with that? Handreg to Sold to Handreg

Located in gTLD Discussion, started by HotKey, Jan 1, 2017

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  1. HotKey

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    Early summer 2015 I hand-registered a name in the dot-one extension. Nowadays, most of my domain name investments are nTLD's geared to long-term holds or a novelty collection. In this case, I wasn't planning much other then letting it sit for a few years. But lo and behold, a couple months later I received a firm offer, and it was good one. Sale went through without a hitch, and received $2500 for an $11 investment. My return was almost 25,000 percent.

    I usually never check back on a name after I have sold it. But a few months ago I did a query on it and noticed it had expired! I was like, "Whaddup with that??". $2500 bucks for a name isn't chump change, why would someone pay that and then let it expire? Anyhow, for sh*ts n' giggles decided to keep track of the name manually, no backorders.

    The 80th day came with it being expired and in pending delete status. Queried it midday, holy smokes it was available! Snatched it up, and here we are..

    Now, my first inclination as to why this happened is that original sale was never intended for anything other than to "inject" hype into the newly released dot-one extension. The purchaser likely knew the sale would be reported, because although it was a private sale, it was finalized through a large, well-known venue. But then I did a reverse query on the owners email, interested in seeing what else they were into. The owner has about 200 domains, most of them sub-par names that I would expect from a beginner, not a serious investor. Strange thing is, every name he/she has up to this point in time is in expired status. So now I'm inclined to believe that some life-altering event has occurred to the previous owner, incapacitating him to renew his domains.

    Whatever the case, there's the story of a handreg, to a sale, to a handreg again on the same name. How often does something like this occur? It's a first for me. Will lightning strike twice in the same spot? Odds are nope, but I'm happy with owning the name once again.
     
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  2. Haris

    Haris Best Domainer Of The End-Times VIP

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  3. spooksy

    spooksy Established Member

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    That's a smooth flip if any. I love buying or picking up names at a bargain price when they've already sold for enduser value atleast once. Gives you some nice peace of mind and a basis to go off.
     
  4. urlurl

    urlurl Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    i've done that too with a .com, sold for $x,xxx a year later i noticed it was expiring again. picked it up again and a couple months later got an offer and sold again for $x,xxx. bingo bango x 2
     
  5. Michael Ehrhardt

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    smart
     
  6. mad409

    mad409 Always thinking outside the box! VIP

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    Had the same thing happen, sold a new g over a year ago and now own it again.
     
  7. HotKey

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    I didn't think this was common and you hit x2 sales on same name, that's crazy. Way to go. Pays off to be vigilant.
     
  8. Kate

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

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    I have a similar story to tell.
    But it was expired auction => sale => expired auction again
    Still waiting to resell it for the second time unless I get around to developing it
     
  9. barefooted

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    Recently I bought a domain from GD expired auctions.
    I was curious why one let such a name to expire.
    After research I found out the former registrar died some months ago :(
    He had a very good collection of aged, two-word names that are expiring or were already deleted and caught by others.
     
  10. HotKey

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    Those dang registrars...always trying to usurp its registrants.:)
     
  11. barefooted

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    Sorry for the typo
     
  12. TLDNIC

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    happened to me with a .ROCKS:
    - buy now on SEDO
    - was paid immediately
    - buyer never moved domain out of SEDO's name.com account
    - domain dropped 6 months later
    - domain was hand registered again about a week after dropping
     
  13. HotKey

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    Senseless..but good for you!
    Assuming it was you who re-hand-registered it?
     

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