New Scam ...or Old Trick Domain Names on Offer

Last Update: September 16, 2012
I was approached, by email, a while ago by a website offering me a .com domain of the domain name I own a .org of .. is that clear? They said that for the sum of $99.95 they would sell me that .com domain name. Well I did not have $99.95, so although I sort of would like to obtain the .com domain it was just not an option at the time. THEN a short while later I received a follow up email saying that they would be prepared to drop the price to $49.95, would I not be interested then? Well I was still sort of interested but I did not have $49.95 so I again ignored them. I did take a cursory glance at their website, and maybe that is what encouraged them to contact me the second time.

So then a few days ago out of pure idol curiousity I looked up the domain name in the 1and1 domain name search and found to my surprise that the .com domain name was now available for $8.99, so I bought it!

Just wondering if anyone else has had something like this happen and what is the best approach, if I had had the money I may well have bought the domain name when it was first offered, but obviously they where trying it on.


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Good job you didn't shell out the money!
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It happens to me everyday. I belong to some sites where I just pay $1.99 for the domain name. Now I belong to an organization that has the domain name with hosting all included for just $9.99. Both are great deals though.
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veronica.l Premium
Good thing you didn`t have the money in the first place :)
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ThomasPaul Premium Plus
Every once in a while I'll get an email from someone asking if I would be interested in buying a domain. Usually their domain is related to a domain I already have or is in the same niche as me.

They could have registered the domain, not used it and tried to get some money before letting it expire....
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BIS Premium
No that's not happened to me. Glad you didn't get caught out!
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