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Old 12th May 2009, 07:40 AM
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Just received an interesting email trying to sell me an IDN

Just checked my emails this morning, and got an email with saying the following ...

"I wondered if you would be interested in buying the .COM version of your domain name xn--euba-7qa .net for $195 ?"

What made me laugh, was that I actually own the .com version, as well as the .net. I am very curious to see what the reply would be if I reply back to the email saying I would love to purchase the .com.

Anyway else receive emails where the sender is attempting to sell you a domain you already own ?

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Old 12th May 2009, 08:02 AM
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Re: Just received an interesting email trying to sell me an IDN

Well, he sent me 2 yesterday, but the .com's were available for reg, so I just regged them myself.
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Old 12th May 2009, 10:50 AM
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Re: Just received an interesting email trying to sell me an IDN

I got 6 emails from him...guess I will have to check the .coms if their open.
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Old 12th May 2009, 11:03 AM
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Re: Just received an interesting email trying to sell me an IDN

Looks like this guy is getting it completely wrong with his marketing techniques. However, without realising it, he seems to be providing a pretty decent service here providing us with domains that we might want, and which he wants to sell to us, but which are actually still available to register.

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Old 12th May 2009, 11:06 AM
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I just tick the "report spam" box and move on
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Re: Just received an interesting email trying to sell me an IDN

Any headers on those emails?
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Re: Just received an interesting email trying to sell me an IDN

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Any headers on those emails?
EMAIL headers all read:

Regarding your domain name xn--***********.net.


Then inside he simply asks if you want to buy the .com version for $195.
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Old 12th May 2009, 01:16 PM
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Re: Just received an interesting email trying to sell me an IDN

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EMAIL headers all read:

Regarding your domain name xn--***********.net.


Then inside he simply asks if you want to buy the .com version for $195.
I guess he's counting on all us IDN'er's being THICK :D

I mean, we're into IDN's after all....
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Re: Just received an interesting email trying to sell me an IDN

I was thick and registered the ones mentioned in the e-mails I got!
... so I really have to thank him - he highlighted me to the availability of dot coms for 3 of the .nets I own - great (nice to have those as well)!

Wish the registrars offered this service and I hope to keep getting his e-mails

Cheers - Asiaplay
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Old 15th May 2009, 11:09 AM
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Re: Just received an interesting email trying to sell me an IDN

Hmmmm.... I was too slow!
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Re: Just received an interesting email trying to sell me an IDN

Lol thats too funny
Add me to the spam list
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Re: Just received an interesting email trying to sell me an IDN

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Hmmmm.... I was too slow!
Only if you deleted his e-mails perhaps (or they are very high potential traffic ones and would have been picked up anyway).
I was away for a couple of weeks - read this, checked my alternative e-mail account and saw his e-mails (so just registered those a couple of days ago).
So some of them might still be open

Cheers - Asiaplay

PS: interestingly enough, mine were Korean ones... perhaps that is why still not registered as less focus on them in today's current climate
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