Domain name freebie failed

Started by Drupas, Nov 09, 2022, 04:09 AM

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Once, I had the idea of creating a website dedicated to computer-related topics and registered a catchy domain name for it. After writing and publishing the website, I was thrilled to see it go live on the Internet. However, my excitement was short-lived as I received a notification stating that my domain name infringed a registered trademark and hence cannot be used.

To resolve this issue, I decided to register a new domain name and transfer my content there, leaving the original one idle until its registration period expired after a year. Once the year was up, I intentionally neglected to renew the registration and the domain eventually became available for anyone to use after a month.

A few months later, I received an email from someone claiming they had registered my former domain, which they were willing to sell back to me for $200. I found this amusing and declined their offer, wishing them luck with finding a buyer.

Now, the once-troubled domain name is once again up for grabs by anyone interested. It seems like the initial effort failed to take off, but who knows what the future may hold?


I have experienced something similar where I lost my domain name because I didn't renew it. I later discovered that someone was trying to sell it for $300, which was quite surprising. However, a year later, I was able to register it again for free.

On another occasion, I abandoned a domain name only for it to be bought by some advertisers who filled it with content promoting dubious messages such as "use just one teaspoon and your fungus will not spread, and your penis will stay rock hard". It was frustrating to see how my neglected domain name had been put to such inappropriate use.