A couple of months ago on Ycombinator, someone mentioned that he sold a domain name “to some woman claiming inexorably to want it for “just a personal homepage,'” but it turned out the company that acquired it appeared to be Facebook. The domain owner had sold the name for $1,500.
Although the information on the Whois record lists Facebook as the domain registrant, the email address on the record is firstname.lastname@example.org. So who the heck is Lovells?
I did a bit of research, and it looks like the email@example.com email address is connected to a number of very good domain names. Some of these names appear to include:
There were a number of other domain names, including some Facebook ccTLD domain names, but these are the most notable names I found during my cursory search.
I did notice a non-descriptive domain name that had the same registrant email address, and it might give a clue about Lovells. HoganLovells.com is registered to that same email address. Hogan Lovells is pretty huge law firm with over 40 offices around the world.
As Mike Berkens once wrote, the “1st Rule Of Dealing With Domain Offers Is: People Lie.“