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just take me out in the woods and shoot me...

I let a domain expire and get reregistered.

     
4:25 pm on May 30, 2002 (gmt 0)

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not much anyone can do or say, but I just saw someone else's site on my domain.... I mean their domain, I guess. out of all the names I had, why did they have to get that one. totally my fault.
4:27 pm on May 30, 2002 (gmt 0)

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I have recurring nightmares about that, db. Sorry to hear you lost one.
4:30 pm on May 30, 2002 (gmt 0)

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dogboy, thanks for the story, now im going to renew all my domains today. the story freaked me out enough i was waiting for a while to transfer them but hehehe not nemore.
4:30 pm on May 30, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Yeah, I know the feeling. Well not me... but my former boss. He bought a domain in 1997 for $5,000. Then he forgot to renew it a few years later and lost it. Talk about hard lesson to learn.
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I have had that happen to many of my clients in the past. They get the renewal notices from the registrar and never do anything with it. A few months later after the domain has expired and been bought by somebody else they come complaining to us.

It always seems that these domains are the ones with great rankings and traffic as well.

4:43 pm on May 30, 2002 (gmt 0)

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One of my clients (outdoor furniture manufacturer) let THE PRIME keyword dotcom go. He called me in a panic. I told him the solution was very simple, give me the authority to buy it back, sell his house, then send me the money so I could start bargaining.
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it could be worse, the name had never been used, but it was part of a set... maybe thats what confused me.... I swear I triple checked.

...honestly, this is a typical dogboy move... great idea, terrible execution... story of my life... my visions blind me

4:44 pm on May 30, 2002 (gmt 0)

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All of my primary domains are now paid up for 10 years.
4:54 pm on May 30, 2002 (gmt 0)

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ROFLLLLLLLLL why have I never thought of doing that!?
4:15 pm on May 31, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Anything I have that makes more then 10 dollars a year is paid until 2010 or is set to auto-renew.
4:18 pm on May 31, 2002 (gmt 0)

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God Bless BulkRegister's auto-renew system :)
4:22 pm on May 31, 2002 (gmt 0)

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I just reregistered a domain because of your post ;) thanks!
4:24 pm on May 31, 2002 (gmt 0)

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>ROFLLLLLLLLL why have I never thought of doing that!?

Is it the million $ bill?

4:30 pm on May 31, 2002 (gmt 0)

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>Is it the million $ bill?

That's why it's just the primary ones.... those 7-digit renewal checks take all the fun out of it.

 

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