When one of my closest friends had his daughter a few years ago, I bought her name .com domain name so she can use it in the future. My friend’s sister created a video of her first few days, and I forwarded the domain name to the YouTube video page. I don’t know if she will ever want to use the domain name, but I am very happy to hang on to it for her.
Earlier this year, my friend and his wife had twins, and I purchased each of their domain names for them. They don’t have public YouTube video, so the domain names were just resolving on the default DNS I have set for the account, which happens to be DomainNameSales.com. Obviously, I didn’t add them to my DNS account, so they just resolve to the general DomainNameSales.com website (until a minute ago when I forwarded them to my friend’s LinkedIn page.
All three of my friend’s children have unique names, so these three domain names were hand registrations.
This afternoon, I received a phone call followed by an email from a broker at Domain Name Sales. No, they were not inquiring about one of the coveted domain names I seem to get inquiries about regularly. The broker was calling to ask if I would sell one of my friend’s domain names. I explained that I bought them on behalf of a friend and wasn’t interested in selling. Perhaps my friend would want to sell it, but that would leave one twin without a domain name.
Of all the domain names I own, this is probably one of the very few I would ever expect to receive an inquiry about!