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Secret Contest: 25,000th Comment


A couple of weeks ago, I noticed that my blog was coming close to receiving its 25,000th comment and I wanted to do something fun when that happened. I didn’t want to broadcast this because it would likely encourage superfluous comments, and I didn’t want that to happen.

I had a “secret contest” on my blog that only I knew about. I decided that the person who made the 25,000th comment would receive something that I use every day and couldn’t be a domain investor without. The winner will receive a one year paid membership to DomainTools (Standard), courtesy of me (disclosure: I am paying for this and not getting a discount).

This membership includes the following tools:

The winner is a person who has commented regularly on my blog who uses the nickname “Poor Uncle.” I’ve sent him an email and will coordinate with DomainTools to set him up with the account. It might take a few days to get going because I am on vacation, but I will connect with Susan and Monica at DomainTools to make it happen ASAP.

I really want to thank you all for visiting my blog and contributing with your comments. I believe a blog is only as good as its readers’ contributions, and I really appreciate your making my blog a much more interesting place to read and learn.

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 (21)

    Poor Uncle

    Thanks Elliot! I have never won anything. This is the first. Yeppie!!!

    July 20th, 2011 at 6:04 pm


    You are no longer “Poor”

    Lucky Rich Uncle!!


    July 20th, 2011 at 6:11 pm


    Congrats Poor Uncle.

    July 20th, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    Jamie Zoch

    Congrats to Poor Uncle and to you as well Elliot!

    July 20th, 2011 at 6:19 pm


    I have a feeling that I won this thing…

    July 20th, 2011 at 6:46 pm

      Elliot Silver

      @ Uzoma

      LOL… I just counted and your last comment was 25,040… close but no cigar.

      July 20th, 2011 at 6:50 pm

    owen frager

    Congrats to Poor Uncle and to Elliot! Domain Tools is an essential tool and you will really benefit from it.

    July 20th, 2011 at 6:46 pm


    Big Ups to “Rich Uncle” and I love the fact that the award went to one of the most loyal commentator, random as it was. Enjoy Domain Tools!!

    July 20th, 2011 at 7:30 pm


    I’m curious which topic was the comment for and what was the comment? I guess it was in the .co post you made a couple of days ago “Sell your .co domain before they expire”

    July 20th, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    Tia Wood

    You’re going to have a women’s award, too, for getting close to 25,000 right? Right??!

    July 20th, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    Tia Wood

    And congratulations, Poor Uncle!

    July 20th, 2011 at 8:23 pm


    Good thing it wasn’t an “Anonymous Coward” 😀

    July 20th, 2011 at 10:09 pm


    Do I have a prize today too my friend 25012 yes?

    July 20th, 2011 at 10:26 pm


    Congrats to Poor Uncle!

    Elliot that was very nice of you & congrats on 25k+ comments!

    July 20th, 2011 at 10:28 pm


    25K….wow, impressive, congrats!

    July 20th, 2011 at 11:41 pm


    I don’t care what they say about you Elliot, you’re a class act!

    July 20th, 2011 at 11:49 pm


    See, good things do happen to “Poor” people.

    Congrats and thanks for this secret contest E. Good call on not advertising it too

    July 20th, 2011 at 11:55 pm


    Great,Congrats Very Poor Uncle..

    Hope that winner for the 30 k cmt will be a beautiful girl and I try my best to get in time …

    July 21st, 2011 at 4:04 am


    Thank you Elliot for your continuous support

    July 21st, 2011 at 2:42 pm


    Congrats on 25K

    Thats a great achievement

    July 22nd, 2011 at 9:39 am

    Poor Uncle

    @ Elliot

    Just wanted to say a public thank you. Your gift was thoughtful and much appreciated..and it wasn’t cheap. For anyone who is interested you can go and look it up.

    To Everyone else:

    Great thing happen to Poor Uncle after Elliot announced that I was the winner of his 25,000th comment secret contest. Even Francois of known about my new found celebrity status and was jealous of me. 🙂 Now, it would be icing on the cake if someone would come along and acquire my CosmeticSurgeons.CO domain for about $1.5 million with 5% Life time revenue sharing. ChaChing!!

    July 28th, 2011 at 6:01 pm

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