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Those One Days. The Cool Ones!
TheMadScientist




msg:4119175
 2:27 am on Apr 21, 2010 (gmt 0)

Don't you love the days when you have an 'ah, ha!' and you know it could be a great idea and you're sure the 'right' domain name is probably gone, but you go to your favorite registrar and check anyway, only to find you were correct, but you really like the idea, so you start trying variations and you think of one that's the best and shortest yet (better than the original), but you're really just typing it in because you've been searching for about 20 minutes and everything's taken, so you're thinking 'what else could I use?' and the only reason you're really typing it in is so you can do something besides stare at the screen while you're thinking and fully expect to see the official 'unavailable' notice, then have to stop, do a double take, and about fall out of your chair when you see Available! show up?

I sure do...

I'm blown away this one was available and doesn't appear to have ever been registered before. WOW! is about all I can say. Who says there's no good .coms left?

Of course it's entirely possible I got the last one... LOL

 

buckworks




msg:4119182
 3:08 am on Apr 21, 2010 (gmt 0)

I could hear your "Woo hooooo!" all the way from here!

We're smiling for ya!

TheMadScientist




msg:4119186
 3:25 am on Apr 21, 2010 (gmt 0)

I'm sure you could... LOL
I've been giddy about this one all afternoon, thanks!

tangor




msg:4119190
 3:52 am on Apr 21, 2010 (gmt 0)

Bookmark this thread and let us know how it panned out a year from now. I, too, have found a few whoopie registrations and, to date, not one has paid off big time... not like the whoopie should have done...

HuskyPup




msg:4119353
 12:51 pm on Apr 21, 2010 (gmt 0)

Yeah, it's strange how some really good names never seem to have been registered, do most automatically expect them to have gone and never check the availability?

Saying that I saw a UK domaining company having one heck of a sale last week, more like a total liquidation, and they had loads of interesting names slashed to about 10% of their previous asking price in some cases!

Webwork




msg:4119365
 1:11 pm on Apr 21, 2010 (gmt 0)

Kinda puts a smile on your face that lasts all day . . . :0)

Once or twice, though, I had that smile wiped off my face when I later realized that I registered a typo. :(

Congrats. It's always nice, as they say in baseball, to put one over the fence. The extra pleasure of hitting the long ball is that you get to watch while it happens. Ditto domains -> you get to stare at the WhoIs record, glow a bit and bask in the "I did that" of the moment. :P

Kinda like that, isn't it TMS?

TheMadScientist




msg:4119435
 3:25 pm on Apr 21, 2010 (gmt 0)

LOL. Yeah Webwork...

It's in one of those areas where you think, 'okay, I haven't seen it, but I'm sure other people have had the thought too and not really done anything with it yet and the names are probably gone.', because this is the Internet most of the time either someone has had the idea and is already doing it or some squatter is sitting on top of any of the 'good' names for the idea.

I was actually really surprised someone else isn't already offering the service associated with this one, but I don't see anyone else doing it. There's one site where they claim to, and you can read about it, but they don't actually do it, go figure...

tim222




msg:4119488
 4:30 pm on Apr 21, 2010 (gmt 0)

On the flip side, I am occasionally relieved to find the name already registered, because I know that if it's available I'm going to spend $9 more per year by adding another name onto the pile.

Webwork




msg:4119504
 5:08 pm on Apr 21, 2010 (gmt 0)

. . relieved to find the name already registered . . $9 more per year by adding another name onto the pile.


Ding! Ding! Ding! I know that feeling too. ;)

maximillianos




msg:4120128
 3:56 pm on Apr 22, 2010 (gmt 0)

I've had many of these moments... most don't ever materialize because I somehow think I have time to start from scratch with a new site every few months.

But I do have a few that panned out and are now earning their keep...

Aside from finding some unregistered gems, I like to buy direct from folks sometimes too. You can get a great name that has been registered for 10 years but never used for a bargain if you find the right seller.

My tip: The best sellers are the ones that are not selling their domains. =)

dailypress




msg:4120198
 5:56 pm on Apr 22, 2010 (gmt 0)

relieved to find the name already registered . . $9 more per year by adding another name onto the pile.
haha. Good one! :)

I was surprised to find an interesting 4 word combo .com while the other extensions were gone! the name was registered years ago but for some reason wasnt renewed! I purchased the name and was happy about it! Then I decided to buy the 4 letter.com acronym :( that cost me over a grand! ;( So I had a deal-no deal

TheMadScientist




msg:4121045
 9:46 pm on Apr 23, 2010 (gmt 0)

On the flip side, I am occasionally relieved to find the name already registered, because I know that if it's available I'm going to spend $9 more per year by adding another name onto the pile.

I have such a bad case of that right now it's not even funny. I was visiting my registrar today to auction a site and stalled, and didn't search because I kept thinking 'don't even check for it, because if it's there you're going to buy it, and it's an odd combination of letters and unless you 'get it' you wouldn't know what it's for, so no one else is probably going to register it.' ... I waited and stalled for as long as I could ... UGH! Now I have another shiny new domain name... SOB! When you're there and it's available and you know it's cool, what do you do? You've gotta get it right?

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