I received a bunch of emails over the weekend asking me about my last post forwarding to a non-working domain name – ClownPenis.Fart. If you aren’t familiar, ClownPenis.Fart was the humorous domain name in an old Saturday Night Live skit. No – my blog was not hacked. I posted an update on Twitter but should have posted one here, too, since many people aren’t active on Twitter:
I received several emails about my article forwarding to ClownPenis.Fart. Yes, this is intentional. It became apparent that Chad was trolling domain investors with his “fund,” so I decided to have a bit of fun in return. Here’s more about ClownPenis.Fart: https://t.co/hViKIBU7DT
— Elliot Silver (@DInvesting) January 18, 2021
I didn’t want to simply delete the article because I would have had as many questions about why I deleted it as I had asking about the forwarding. I also don’t know Chad personally nor have I interacted with him, so I can only assume he was having a laugh at the expense of domain investors.
In any case, it would appear that Chad is not starting a “domain first strategy” startup fund, so the point of the article was moot and the forward made me giggle. Anyway, back to it. Maybe a reader will take the domain first startup idea and run with it. I think it’s a good one – although experience and capital are definitely necessary.