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Domain acquistion/sale and domain parking happy moments

Wishing you had a bucket of those $X.xx clicks or lucky domain moments

9:49 pm on Feb 10, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Remember the line from the movie Forest Gump: "Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get"?

Ever take a peek in your daily revenue report to see that somewhere in the mix is that singular click, the one that just paid for the beneficiary domain for the year? Are those not what one could call "little happinesses"?

It's no big deal. It's typically just 1 click and I won't even be able to get popcorn with my movie - but it's close. I'm just hoping that someone, somewhere, who paid for that click got their money's worth.

Who here has had a similar moment?

Who's got a happy domain PPC or domain acquisition or sale story to share?

Anyone of you more fortunate types laughing at my happy moment? You just happen to have one or more of those cash cow domains, the energizer bunny type domains, that just keep paying and paying and . .?

Anyone ever pick up a domain that was just laying around only to discover that "that baby's got legs"?

Anybody here set a record for 1 day revenue that I've never heard of?

Do me a favor. This is a rare event, as it's a subject we generally stay away from, to avoid encouraging drive by "buy my great domain" spammers. Please don't go posting up specific domains or anything that looks like a sales attempt. Contrary to standard rules you can indicate the general area of the domain if you wish. The old war horses around here know the rules of the game pretty well, so it's the new folks that I'd ask to take a look here Charter [webmasterworld.com] before posting. This is a bit of an experiment, so let's see where it goes.

Today is domain war stories day. Anyone have any good domain income war stories?

OBTW: Today's lovely click originated from a humble dot org . . . in the legal realm . . where it fits nicely.

10:14 pm on Feb 10, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Does this count:

We have a domain which was acquired accidently by our systems two years ago for about $5.

It is not a TLD is a four letter randon seris of characters and makes about $400 a month.

10:39 pm on Feb 10, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Heh. No "record one-day earnings" that would be anywhere near what a lot of people have, but one lucky domain moment.

I had an idea for a site because I had already built the software to run it. (It just needed some tweaks and a bit of design work.) So, I registered a domain for it but somehow never quite got the time to put anything up there except a "coming soon" page. (I do this a lot, unfortunately: I think I have something like 30 domains at the moment, the vast majority of which are just languishing with nothing but an MX record and a "postmaster" address.)

Anyway, a company approached me and wanted to buy the domain for $25,000.00.

Cash on the barrel head.

Um ... SOLD!

They never did anything with the domain either, but the check still cashed. :-)

I just need about 50 more like that and I'll be set.



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