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Roses are Red, Violets are Blue, Here’s a Valentine’s Day Contest from and Me, With a $250 Prize for You


Let’s have a little fun this Valentine’s Day! and I are hosting a Valentine’s Day domain name poetry contest on my blog, and the winner will receive a virtual $250 gift card! Yes – that is a lot of domain registrations or renewals, especially with offering .TV domain names for just $10.99 a year.

Here’s how the contest works.  You know the famous poem that starts, “Roses are Red, Violets are Blue…” Well, I want you to write the best domain-related poem and record yourself reciting it.

For instance, something like this might be interesting:

Roses are Red
Violets are Blue
.IE is the ccTLD for Ireland
And .TV is for Tuvalu

You need to post the text of your poem in the comment section of this article and then record yourself reciting your poem (see instructions below).    All submissions must be received by Noon EST on Friday, February 18, 2011, and the winner will be selected by Paul and Ashley from  Only submissions in video form will be eligible.

We are looking for the most original and humorous poem, and they don’t have to start with “Roses are Red…” You’re all winners at heart, but there will be just one winner for this contest, and only one submission will be allowed per person.

Get to it!

To post your video:

1)  Visit’s youtube channel to post your video response:

2) Under the video click, ‘View comments, related videos, and more’

3) Click on the comment box, see link to the right of comment box that says, ‘Create a video response’

4) Upload your video

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 (32)


    Your dog is adorable!

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:55 pm


    Can I only post the poem? I am unable to record/upload a video since I’m traveling.

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:15 pm


      @ Adi

      Unfortunately, contestants need to upload a video to be eligible for the prize. You have until Friday though 🙂

      February 14th, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    ron s

    “Roses are red,
    Violets may linger,
    I gave her a ring,
    She gave me the finger”

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    .Me of course there is always
    A better
    With a
    Keep on looking,

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:32 pm


    Roses are red violets are blue
    if I’m not with you my hearts in two,
    roses are red
    violets are blue
    there’s no such flower
    as beautiful as you

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:46 pm


      @ Saliu

      That was very nice, but it has to be domain related (and on video) to have a chance at winning.

      February 14th, 2011 at 5:47 pm


    Love your poem but .IE is the ccTLD for Ireland not .IR 🙂
    Nice contest thou +1

    February 14th, 2011 at 6:44 pm


      @ Raul


      February 14th, 2011 at 6:45 pm


    From the directions at the top, it’s not clear whether the poem must start with “Roses are red / Violets are blue.”

    February 14th, 2011 at 7:30 pm


    Oops, sorry, just read the relevant part – ignore my earlier comment. 🙂

    February 14th, 2011 at 7:30 pm


      @ Randomo

      I just bolded this: “they don’t have to start with “Roses are Red…”

      February 14th, 2011 at 7:31 pm


    Roses are Red, .COM is King too.

    Violets are Bleu and .NETs will never do.

    .Org, .Info are both ok, but I wouldn’t touch any other even if you were giving them away.

    February 14th, 2011 at 7:57 pm


      @ Tippy

      Nice! Put it on video 🙂

      February 14th, 2011 at 8:02 pm


    .COM, .COM oh how I love you,
    .NET tried to come between us, .ORG, .INFO too.

    .COM, .COM it will always be you, for no other extension excites me as you do.

    .COM, .COM I will always be true, I will renew you 30 days prior to being due.

    .COM, .COM your the only DOT I see, those others DOTs just don’t do it for me.

    .COM, .COM what more can I say, oh please, baby please, don’t take my .COM away.

    February 14th, 2011 at 8:18 pm


    Roses are Red
    Violets are Blue
    Dot com is King
    The rest is Pigeon Poo

    Good night ladies and gentle!

    February 14th, 2011 at 9:07 pm


    ok last one… I think 😉

    The first time i saw you, i knew just what to do,
    I ran to and put a Nabber on you.

    The date was all set, sometime after 2,
    I couldn’t wait to get my hands all over you.

    I sat there and waited to catch your fall,
    I couldn’t believe someone could drop your love at all.

    There you were all shiny and new,
    .com, english, short and funny too.

    Nab, Nab, just like you do, had come through for me and you.

    At last we were together, as we were ment to be
    Your a fine looking domain and now you belong to me.

    Oh wait, whats that, a problem I see,
    My darn Credit Card just refused me.

    What will I do, how will I pay,
    I know, I know, I’ll sell my old love away…

    February 14th, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    Chip Meade

    Roses are Red
    Violets are blue
    Did your love of domaining,
    lead to Domainer’s Flu?

    February 14th, 2011 at 10:46 pm


    I’ll have to pass on the video for now but here’s a poem – courtesy of

    In the darkness of the night
    your twin, perky domains are fun
    ripe and stout for the taking
    like a dot com liturgy

    As you look up
    with baby blue eyes, deep seas
    Aegean mysteries long forgotten
    your female softness astounds me

    I give you a sweet dot org
    like a bidder at NameJet
    eager to overbid
    again and again and again.

    February 14th, 2011 at 11:01 pm


    Tippy is on a role. Good job.

    Elliot: Cute dog

    February 14th, 2011 at 11:19 pm


    roses are red, violets are blue..

    the cheapest domain names waiting just for you.

    So take my bouquet and my whole love too

    and log in at and find that www that is as perfect as us two…

    P.s my video coming soon, little bit shy.
    p.s.s. you look good on video Elliot.

    February 15th, 2011 at 3:51 am

    Kevin Murphy

    Rose are red
    Violets are blue
    This line doesn’t rhyme
    And either does this one

    February 15th, 2011 at 5:02 pm


    How about:

    Roses are Red
    Violets are Blue
    Remember, .ASIA is a gTLD
    unlike .EU

    (less of a poem, more of a mnemonic for myself)

    February 15th, 2011 at 5:03 pm


    just checking you got my video entry. Not sure if I did it correctly.

    February 16th, 2011 at 4:09 pm


    @ Rosco

    Is this you?

    If not, please paste the link.

    February 16th, 2011 at 4:10 pm


    haha, its kinda me.

    Not me personally that guy is a paid actor. Just did it for a joke, I got my laugh out of it.

    Sweet, just wanted to double check. That at least you watch it.
    If you want I can take it down.

    February 16th, 2011 at 4:19 pm



    I tr.IEd .TO wr.ITe .YUr .NAME .IN.TO .THe s.KY
    .THou.GH .THe w.INd .BLew .IT .AWay

    I tr.IEd .TO wr.ITe .YUr .NAME .IN.TO .THe s.ANd
    .THou.GH .THe wa.VEs w.AShed .IT .AWay

    .ANd .NOw .FOr .AT le.ASt o.NE .YE.AR, .THe.RE .IT w.ILl .STay

    February 17th, 2011 at 7:14 pm


      @ Chris

      Now, you just need to create and upload a video 🙂

      February 17th, 2011 at 7:16 pm


    February 17th, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    Jim Young

    On a driveway of blacktop,
    the pink blossom petals are
    spread and scattered.
    I feel the dampness of the day.

    Up above in the sky are
    omnis clouds and it is raining
    Soon the wet weather has abated
    and an archery of colors appears.

    Come father and look there
    a Rainbow across the horizon
    but like a vapor it had been
    and it is now gone.

    February 18th, 2011 at 9:40 am


      @ Jim

      Nice poem, but it needs to be domain name related to qualify for the contest (and needs to be on video).

      February 18th, 2011 at 9:44 am

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