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Msg#: 4382682 posted 4:48 pm on Nov 2, 2011 (gmt 0)

I just want to throw out there to give some thought whether you have anything you can 'sell' in exchange for a link.

I just got contacted by a private school wanting to buy a 4 letter domain I own that I've been too lazy to do anything with.

After I got over the dollar signs, I've offered them the domain for free - as long as they give me a link for min. three years. They even have a page that's reasonably appropriate.

I backed the email up with some proof that my site is legit (pointed out some media mentions) so that a school could reasonably link to me.

I haven't heard back yet, but I expect they'll bite.

I've actually got a dozen or two 4 letter ccTLD domains that I'm not using. Perhaps I'll go googling see if I can find some decent sites that might be interested in a swap. (and perhaps you can use a similiar technique if you've got domains you're not using).

 

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Msg#: 4382682 posted 5:45 am on Nov 3, 2011 (gmt 0)

My answer to almost anything in life that is worth it is

"Whatever it takes"

So to answer your question, absolutely.

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Msg#: 4382682 posted 12:09 pm on Nov 3, 2011 (gmt 0)

Well, they're meeting about the link on Monday. They threw some numbers around between $500-$1000 implying it was a bit low. I responded that the link would be of far more value to me than anything they'd likely pay. So now we're negotiating that I guess.

In retrospect, I should've said "$50 just to cover my costs, and you can have it as long as you give me a link" and left it at that. I really don't want to charge them money even if they won't give me a link. I don't have a use for the domain, I'm basically squatting on it (it's just nonsense four letters that happen to be the school's initials).

But when I get back from pubcon I'm going to review my four letter cctld's and see if there are any orgs out there that might be interested.

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Msg#: 4382682 posted 6:34 am on Nov 8, 2011 (gmt 0)

I've given just about everything and anything away for a link including vacation rental time.

Nothing is free, and bartering wins many times.

Like the classic Polish guy I am, however, I never settle and always ask for one final 'sweetening of the pot' before the deal is done.

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Msg#: 4382682 posted 6:45 pm on Nov 13, 2011 (gmt 0)

lol. I tried to wiggle a florida condo for a week out of a guy last month. Didn't come to fruition, but only because he was booked :).

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Msg#: 4382682 posted 10:49 pm on Nov 13, 2011 (gmt 0)

Schools are businesses these days. If they offered US$1000 I'd take it and move on. Unless the school was a very good match for a site I had a specific topic on (such as a technical school) I wouldn't care about a link from them.

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Msg#: 4382682 posted 11:02 pm on Nov 13, 2011 (gmt 0)

Yeah, good point. Maybe I'll just throw an offer past them and let them have it. I've got a lot of expenses this month so some extra cash would be nice.

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Msg#: 4382682 posted 11:16 pm on Jan 23, 2012 (gmt 0)

In the early 90's I had a food company (distributor) contact me about a 3 letter domain name I had.
(just some initials) like XYZ.com
We agreed on $2000 worth of food delivered to my home (at cost) which was like $4000 retail.
A week later, steak, lobster tails, pasta, gallons of olive oil, shrimp, it was a palate full (opps forgot to tell wife it was coming) that was a fun week.

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Msg#: 4382682 posted 2:40 pm on Jan 24, 2012 (gmt 0)

We agreed on $2000 worth of food delivered to my home... that was a fun week.


Ahh, a good deal if you can get it, although that wouldn't have lasted past lunch time around the old Planet13 household... :)

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