I was trying to see if I could acquire the domain name Quivira.com for Quivira Media or something of the sort. Thinking that I could get away with a deal, I sent an email to the webmaster offering $40 (lol) for the domain plus some other bonus stuff.
And he said that I would need to pay $150,000 minimum to buy it.
Here is the actual message:
$150,000 min. to buy.
— Steven Bao
wrote:[Hide Quoted Text]> Hello John Wilson,
> I am the Chief Executive of Quivira Media, a
> organization. We plan to sell products in the near
> I am interested in the acquisition of your domain
> name, Quivira.com.
> These are the terms we can negotiate on:
> - I will pay $40 for the domain.
> - I will buy you QuiviraHomes.com OR a domain of
> your choice.
> - I will put a graphic link on the new Quivira.com
> that redirects
> people looking for your site to QuiviraHomes.com or
> the domain of your
> choice for TWO (2) years, then I will put a text
> link for FOUR (4)
> years. In total, that is 6 years for you.
> - If you require webhosting, I will give you ONE
> FULL YEAR of Standard
> hosting for FREE from FuryLive WEb Services. Read
> If you require Small Business hosting package, I
> will give you a $35
> discount. That’s just $24.88 for your first year of
> Small Business
> Or, if you require Professional hosting, we can give
> you a $45
> discount, for $38.88 for your first year of
> Professional hosting.
> I will pay using PayPal.
> I very much require this domain for future
> endeavors. Thank you very
> much, Mr. Wilson.
> Steven Bao
> Quivira Media. www.quiviramedia.com
> http://stevenbao.com/ (Blog)
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Not much of a webmaster with a Yahoo address, but this guy knows how to strike a frickin’ expensive deal. And I know that domains do cost that much, but I really don’t have any money to spend over $200…