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Contest! Make $50 by Selling Me Your Crappiest Domain Name


We all have crappy domain names in our portfolio. Maybe we were a bit buzzed when we registered them, had spelling problems, or there were other reasons for registering these crappy domain names.  Well, now’s your chance to make $50 from your most terrible .com domain name.

Here’s how it will work:

  • Everyone is entitled to submit just one horrible .com domain name they own
  • Submitted domain names must have been registered prior to February 1, 2011
  • On Friday morning (3/4), I will pick out the 5 worst domain names (in my opinion) and set up a poll
  • People can vote in the poll, which will close on Sunday night at around 10pm (one vote per IP)
  • I will then pay $50 via Paypal for the worst domain name, as voted by blog readers, and the winner will push the domain name to me.

So, look through your domain portfolios and select your absolute worst .com domain name and post it in the comment section (No trademark infringing names). If you post more than one bad domain name, you will be disqualified because I don’t want to have to sift through your bad names and pick the worst one!

When was the last time you made $50 from your crappiest domain name?

If you have any questions, post them here.

About The Author: Elliot Silver is an Internet entrepreneur and publisher of Elliot is also the founder and President of Top Notch Domains, LLC, a company that has sold seven figures worth of domain names in the last five years. Please read the Terms of Use page for additional information about the publisher, website comment policy, disclosures, and conflicts of interest.

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Comments (65)

    Jeff Edelman

    What a great idea for a contest! I look forward to seeing the entries. I think I’m too emotionally attached to my crappiest domain name to enter it into the contest, but I’ll think about it. 🙂

    February 28th, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    David J Castello

    You should make dotCOM, dotNET and dotORG ineligible 🙂

    February 28th, 2011 at 1:09 pm


    here is my crappi 😀

    February 28th, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    James… No end users, not many searches /month. That’s my worst!

    February 28th, 2011 at 2:12 pm


    If this qualifies it will be a contender. This name was made for this contest.

    I literally picked it up on sunday Jan 30th 2011 – just made the deadline. It expired at the registrar and I grabbed it for $50. I thought I was buying a good aged keyword domain. I do well with keyword dashes, nets and orgs in the SE’s for my adult sites, so this should have been an end user deal. I might have had a bit to drink, lol. I am not dyslexic and I spell better than this usually. The real winner is the original registrant that let the domain expire but had held on to it since 2001.

    And the winner might be – Drum roll…

    A mispelled hyphentated $50 domain, lol. Bail me out Elliot.

    Thanks for the fun post,


    February 28th, 2011 at 2:13 pm


    February 28th, 2011 at 2:17 pm


    How about mine…

    This domain/ site has given me so much pleasure and best of all making money!!!

    February 28th, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    Mitch is pretty crappy and its mine

    February 28th, 2011 at 2:24 pm

      Elliot Silver

      @ Mitch

      Sorry, but that’s too much like a Fandango typo for me.

      February 28th, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    ron s

    I’ll Bite.

    February 28th, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    Elliot Silver

    @ ron

    Sorry, .com only

    February 28th, 2011 at 2:40 pm


    I think I have a pretty crappy domain name but since domain has public whois info. (ugh, I know that wasn’t too wise) I’d rather email it do you directly.

    February 28th, 2011 at 2:54 pm

      Elliot Silver

      @ Jon

      Might as well post it since the top 5 will be voted on by readers.

      February 28th, 2011 at 2:56 pm


    @ Elliot Silver

    I’ll cross that bridge if it comes to it. 🙂 I’m sure there’s some strong competition for crappy domain names.

    February 28th, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    IHateElliotsBlog HEHE

    This has nothing to do with my email…just wondered why no one thought of it yet :).

    Actually this might qualify as a “best” domain eheheh

    February 28th, 2011 at 4:04 pm


    I would like to submit:


    Sorry, but I really did hand reg. it!

    February 28th, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    Landon White

    @ Elliot


    The TWIST will be that you are going turn it around

    and sell it for MORE as a challenge! “IS THIS SO’


    February 28th, 2011 at 4:19 pm

      Elliot Silver

      @ Landon

      Unlikely. Just a fun contest to say thanks for reading.

      February 28th, 2011 at 4:20 pm


    @ Landon White

    Yup, thats how I read it. Thus why it can’t be trademarked, etc….

    February 28th, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    Elliot Silver

    @ Jon

    It can’t be trademarks because I don’t want to risk getting a UDRP or lawsuit on a fun $50 contest… sorry, thought that was obvious.

    Regarding the other thing, do you guys really think I want to spend time and effort selling a name my readers deem to be the crappiest of crappy domain names? Sounds like a lot of time for very little payoff.

    I have enough of my own names to sell to keep me busy.

    February 28th, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    Elliot Silver

    @ Grandma Moses

    That wasn’t Big Cheese… he won’t be returning.

    February 28th, 2011 at 4:28 pm


    “How about mine…

    This domain/ site has given me so much pleasure and best of all making money!!!”


    Please, please, please buy his Elliot. Just imagine, for a mere $50 you could stop him from filling various blogs with “bullshit” comments!



    February 28th, 2011 at 4:33 pm


    My worst is made up of traffic and fantastic. I was going to use this to resell traffic but never got around to it. Loads of searches on this term obviously.

    February 28th, 2011 at 4:42 pm


    HA! Ill join in on the fun…

    Here is my crappiest .COM domain:::

    How can you possibly go wrong! Its a million dollar domain!

    February 28th, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    She Is Cheap

    February 28th, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    Will Castillo


    February 28th, 2011 at 5:22 pm


    Ill join in with this WINNER!

    Come on now – its worth a million!

    February 28th, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    ron s

    February 28th, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    Clay Burt

    Two months ago I win this hands down with 50 different domains… Luckily I don’t have them anymore. Still have a couple stragglers in other extensions, but I don’t ***think*** I have any that can compete with these. Fun contest idea though!

    February 28th, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    Luke Summers

    Here’s my entry:

    Great idea for a contest, I look forward to seeing more horrific domains!

    February 28th, 2011 at 6:00 pm


    Mine worst is,
    Even i don’t know, why had i registered this domain?

    February 28th, 2011 at 6:11 pm


    February 28th, 2011 at 6:11 pm


    February 28th, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    Tim Smith

    February 28th, 2011 at 6:27 pm


    Wait…sorry I misread. I thought it was 50million USD…

    please take my off from the running and put in


    February 28th, 2011 at 6:36 pm



    I thought I was a hands down winner with my “bored – nothing to do in between the playoffs and superbowl – drunk on sunday” typo hyphenated that cost me $50 on a drop.

    But I think some of the sober hand reg’s beat me “hands (reg)” down and that is a sobering thought…

    February 28th, 2011 at 6:48 pm


    Here it is. I only registered it because it was listed in Yahoo under a category I liked.

    Pretty bad domain…

    February 28th, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    Kev Wood

    I have a bunch of bad ones!

    February 28th, 2011 at 9:35 pm


    When I regged it, I thought it was pretty cool. But come to think of it, who on earth would want to go to a shed in order to loan money?

    February 28th, 2011 at 10:04 pm


    I’ve gotten rid of a lot of my bad names, but I still have
    Not sure if that’s really worse than, but that’s the one I’ll go with…

    February 28th, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    Leisure Activist

    Not sure what it means or why I registered it.

    February 28th, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    Erica R

    My best contest entry does not qualify (registered on Feb 8), but here it is …

    February 28th, 2011 at 11:05 pm


    One of those moments when you are an expert in all things and people are going to line up to buy this great idea of yours…

    (no offense RCline)

    February 28th, 2011 at 11:05 pm


    My worst .com is: LEAKSBLOG.COM

    February 28th, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    t – Not close to my worst name but I may be getting married soon and its time to start making hard sacrifices.

    February 28th, 2011 at 11:50 pm

    t – worst domain name for a soon to be married guy.

    February 28th, 2011 at 11:52 pm


    Here’s mind:

    It sounds like a popular mouse movie Ratatouille 🙂

    March 1st, 2011 at 1:56 am


    March 1st, 2011 at 2:08 am


    Registered on my first day as a “domainer”. What a YUCK.

    March 1st, 2011 at 2:38 am


    March 1st, 2011 at 7:35 am



    Great game idea! Thanks for thinking of it!

    March 1st, 2011 at 8:41 am
    March 1st, 2011 at 11:08 am


    Here’s my entry:

    If there’s anybody who think that this domain is not crappy, please let me know.. 🙂


    March 1st, 2011 at 12:53 pm



    wow that domain is ridiculous

    March 1st, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    Luca Daniel

    My worst is

    March 1st, 2011 at 1:04 pm


    Francois are you serious ? I’ll give u a $100

    March 1st, 2011 at 3:02 pm


    Can it be adult related?

    March 2nd, 2011 at 2:36 am

    Elliot Silver

    @ Humbug

    As long as it won’t offend anyone reading this 🙂

    March 2nd, 2011 at 7:22 am

    Roger Collins

    I am the proud owner of but it is all yours for $50.

    March 2nd, 2011 at 4:44 pm


    I have a few cruddy ones.

    March 3rd, 2011 at 2:53 am

    Elliot Silver

    @ Dano

    Only one submission per person!

    March 3rd, 2011 at 12:27 pm


    What’s with people double posting domains? They forget they already posted? I say disqualify them all for being jackasses!

    Then again perhaps that’s why they registered such domains in the first place?

    March 3rd, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    Seriously, how much is there?

    March 3rd, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    J Wright


    March 3rd, 2011 at 11:33 pm


    It’s good chance for those crappy names to get some exposure 😀

    March 8th, 2011 at 12:54 am

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