First peed myself, now crying...

by Insano
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I have to vent this out...

I was looking for good, free domains from the financial sector in order to flipp them, when I stumbled upon "hedgefunds.com"

I checked in godaddy and it said that the domain is free, so I started to shake - 33k exact match searches with 6 USD cpc - there has to be a buyer for it.

I bought it...
Woke up my wife to tell her how much I love her and that it seems I will buy us a new apartment, still shaking, trying to evaluate the domain. (Estibot: 112k USD)

When I bragged to a pal, he was like: "But the whois states a different owner"...

after showing him 2 screenshots of the registered domain, he was like: yeah, you made a typo...

I registered hegdefunds.com

After I realized what I have done I started to cry a bit...

Currently in the process of ordering a new set of glasses and developing a kick in the balls mashine
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    hire somebody at freelancer.com to kick your balls.. Why invent a machine. Give someone employement.
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  • Profile picture of the author thunderbird
    Have you tried it with new tlds?
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    • Profile picture of the author Insano
      most of the new ones are free, but this would mean buying them for a few years and hope that someone will be interrested in them for a few k... .com is still the moneymaker or not?
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  • Profile picture of the author Jack Gordon
    Yes, .com is still the moneymaker.

    If you perfect the kick in the balls machine, there is a hot niche of entrepreneurs who would line up for miles to buy it.

    We love torturing ourselves.
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    • Profile picture of the author TheWriteOne
      Originally Posted by Jack Gordon View Post

      Yes, .com is still the moneymaker.

      If you perfect the kick in the balls machine, there is a hot niche of entrepreneurs who would line up for miles to buy it.

      We love torturing ourselves.
      Speak for yourself. Though I would buy it as a gift for some of my friends.

      Wait for a few years, maybe a hegde word may come up. Words are being added to the dictionary every year.

      What have we learned here?
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    • Profile picture of the author Insano
      Originally Posted by Jack Gordon View Post

      Yes, .com is still the moneymaker.

      If you perfect the kick in the balls machine, there is a hot niche of entrepreneurs who would line up for miles to buy it.

      We love torturing ourselves.
      I considered to implement a pedalling mechanism in it, so I dont have to use batteries, which will most probably (after 50 shades of gray) be scarce in my household
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    Ah ... that's too bad. I did that once.... and yes, the .com is the moneymaker. I wouldn't bother with those new extensions. If you could get the .net, it would be worth something, but a fraction of what the .com is worth.
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    • Profile picture of the author Insano
      Im actually considering to put in my superb SEO skills and try to rank for hedge funds on that domain... its kind of "close enough"
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    Forgot to mention, if you call Godaddy within 3 days of purchase and tell them what you did and request a refund, they give it to you.
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    • Profile picture of the author Insano
      Originally Posted by sbucciarel View Post

      Forgot to mention, if you call Godaddy within 3 days of purchase and tell them what you did and request a refund, they give it to you.
      thnx, Ill stick to it, who knows might have its purpose as a parking page (aprox 170 searches a month)
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      • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
        I have to vent this out...

        I was looking for good, free domains from the financial sector in order to flipp them, when I stumbled upon "hedgefunds.com"

        I checked in godaddy and it said that the domain is free, so I started to shake - 33k exact match searches with 6 USD cpc - there has to be a buyer for it.

        I bought it...
        Woke up my wife to tell her how much I love her and that it seems I will buy us a new apartment, still shaking, trying to evaluate the domain. (Estibot: 112k USD)

        When I bragged to a pal, he was like: "But the whois states a different owner"...

        after showing him 2 screenshots of the registered domain, he was like: yeah, you made a typo...

        I registered hegdefunds.com

        After I realized what I have done I started to cry a bit...

        Currently in the process of ordering a new set of glasses and developing a kick in the balls mashine
        Yes, common issue, l don't know how many times a typed in a great domain name, and some a^^%%$# bought it, and wanted $400, (sorry to be blunt, but it sucks).

        Then like most people, l played around with the name, and got the next best thing for $10.00!

        But l am sure that some sexy model from Godaddy could come over to your house and do it for you?

        No doubt they need the practice!

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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    Ouch. LOL. If you can still get the .com spelled correctly, you should go for it. I remember when I first got online some people actually purposely registered misspelled .coms along with their normal one to get SE traffic from people misspelling stuff on their searchs. Of course, I don't remember that Google always had the "do you mean" feature, either.
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