I wanted to share a fun anecdote, especially because it involves a domain name I hand registered.
As my domain registrar account managers can attest, I don’t hand register many domain names. Annually, I might hand register between 20-50 domain names. It’s such an irregular occurrence these days, I don’t really even track the number of domain names I hand register.
On July 9th, I hand registered 5 domain names in the same vertical (they are international geodomain keyword domain names). I own similar domain names, and I bought these to increase my holdings in that space. I don’t think they are exceptionally valuable, but for hand registrations, they were worth the gamble, especially since one of the 5 names has received a couple of offers in the past.
On July 11th, I received an offer for one of the domain names I hand registered. I hadn’t sent out any emails, and the buyer found the domain name was for sale via the Domain Name Sales landing page. The buyer is legit, although the offer isn’t a home run (under $1,000). It would be a solid ROI if I sold it all things considered, but it’s not worth the effort to sell it for his offer.
Since the domain name can’t be transferred to a different domain registrar within the first 60 days of registration, it’s not worth the hassle of transacting at the offer price.
In any case, I thought it was pretty neat to get an offer so quickly after hand registering a domain name. Have you experienced the same thing where you received an inquiry so shortly after registering a domain name?