Generic domain names
Before the web happened, there was FTP and email and Gopher. In those days, I was entranced by how much domain-names resembled the call-letters I used to get for radio stations — very cool way to “name” things. So, long before the domain-name land-rush, I got a handful of generic domain names. The list includes bar.com, grill.com, pub.com, shelter.com, cafes.com, and a few that got sold — corp.com, place.com, haven.com, ing.com and company.com.
bar.com – here’s a story that ran in the New York Times about how the poor Foo got swamped with spam back around 2001. He gets a lot more spam now. Click here for the story.
Before you approach me about the ones I still have, please read this FAQ about my domains. It will dampen your enthusiasm, I bet.
Mike’s Pretty Good Domain FAQ
In an effort to reduce my email load and save you time, here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions about these domains of mine.
Is this domain for sale?
I’m not actively marketing these domains. I had schemes in mind for each, but haven’t gotten around to cranking them up. On the other hand, everything’s for sale if the right offer comes along. I’m just not a terribly motivated seller.
How much are you asking?
Without going into a huge long rant, my belief is that these “generic” dot-com domain names were (and are) pretty valuable.
I never set a price for the domains. If you really really really want it, you have to go first. Make an offer.
Do you have other domains?
How do I get your attention?
Here are some tips.
- I get between 50 and 200 “inquiries” a week. The vast majority are either robots with generic text or “consultants” that make silly-low offers. I no longer respond to those. At. All.
- Go look the domain up in Estibot (www.estibot.com). No, that’s not the offering price, that’s to alert you that you may not be contemplating enough digits in your offer.
- Send an actual hand-crafted note.
- Include an offer that won’t make me roll my eyes or laugh out loud.
- Also include enough information that I can research your legitimacy. I ignore email from people that don’t turn up in search.
Where can I go to sell a domain? Are you a broker? Will you do it for me?
I’m not a broker; I can’t help you sell your domains.