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Old 3rd January 2007, 12:45 AM
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The pain, dont be like me

Hey all,

Nice sad lil story for everybody lol, at least I get to vent it to people who can understand

So over 3 years ago I was all over IDN domains. I bought about 100 of the baddest ass russian names there were. All of the shortest, most common, huge search result names. (I was actually on to something eh?)

All were .com and super premium. At the time I was very excited and optimistic about the names.

A year goes by... The IDN's were going nowhere but I still wanted them.

so here comes about 1k in renewal fees and guess who is dead broke with a wife in the hospital in ICU? Yours truly of course.

I let them all slip, bye bye!

Now I come back after a couple years to find out that it was a huge mistake.

Only 4 IDN's left, I managed to hold onto 4 one letter .com's not too bad I think.

Although there doesnt seem to be much interest in my names I refuse to believe that these 4 one letter .com's have no value, I mean there are only like 80 or so in the world ever! Not counting the webding stuff which I also had most of and sold for a 2k profit back then.

Love the forum, love IDNS and domaining, any suggestions where to pick up?
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Old 3rd January 2007, 12:54 AM
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Re: The pain, dont be like me

did you check to see who has those names now?

Bet you it's people here. lol


welcome, and yes a sad story.
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Re: The pain, dont be like me

xxbossmanxx, you aren't the only one on here who let the good stuff drop. A few people let it go after holding since 2000 because it wasn't going anywhere.
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2000? ouch - that's really going to smart.
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Re: The pain, dont be like me

Hang onto those single letter cyrillics.

I have 800 odd 2 and 3 letter cyrillics that I'm sitting on. I'm a believer.
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Re: The pain, dont be like me

Terrible story. Hope your wife recovered completely. The good news is here you are and it isn't too late to start picking up some good names here and there.
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Not counting the webding stuff which I also had most of and sold for a 2k profit back then.
Webding?
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Webding?
Symbol domains.

http://www.microsoft.com/typography/...gs/default.htm
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i know, i'm just surprise to hear about webdings sold for $2k.
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>Not counting the webding stuff which I also had most of and sold for a 2k profit back
>then.

And you didn't use that 2k profit to renew your ruskis?

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Re: The pain, dont be like me

all in the timing, I made the 2k very very fast and had a huge portfolio of .com names as well that I was into of course cuz I am a degenerate domainer my ebay name has been domainsthegame for years lol.

Tx guys, ya, I am a believer as well and yes the 2000 guys mostly bailed, I was also scooping up some real nice Japanese domain names.

TY guys for the welcome, my wife did recover just fine, it was bad but 100% recovery.

On a side note, I develope sites all day, here is my latest build... http://www.im4poker.com

I get ranked very well on yahoo at will with any name I want but cannot crack google.

Have a nice day!
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Re: The pain, dont be like me

I have one single letter dot com cyrillic. It gets a lot of traffic. Converting it isn't so easy, but it has got to be worth big bucks. If when the ASCII Single Characters get Auctioned off, you can look at 10% of those values and you could still be talking 7 figures!
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