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very interesting

Comment by Brendan Hsu — July 16, 2006 @ 1:14 am | Quote

150K? hah wow if this was 1999 he might have a DEAL!
Instead he’s just pissed you off, and created negitive press about his site and company.

BTW. You can buy my domain for $200!
You could buy all my domains, server, Clients, month of colocation for $1500!
;) Saddly this post is entirely serious.

Comment by James — July 17, 2006 @ 8:28 am | Quote
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I just don’t have that kind of money.
Posted on Friday, July 14th, 2006 at 3:38 pm.

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:

Steve,

$150,000 min. to buy.

Thanks
John Wilson
Quivira.com

— Steven Bao wrote:

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> Hello John Wilson,
> I am the Chief Executive of Quivira Media, a
> marketing
> organization. We plan to sell products in the near
> future.
> 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
> here:
> http://www.furylive.com/hosting.html
> 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
> hosting.
> 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…