Back in “the day,” early in my career when I decided I needed my own web site and domain, the rule du jour was that your web address should be yourname.com. Not one to question authority, the authority of the nice salesman pitching a group of Realtors at a local Board training session, I dutifully purchased krisberg.net. The dot com version was sadly taken, as I apparently had a much more progressive and evil twin who by all accounts wrote sheet music and had already laid claim to the coveted destination.
After a few years, I realized that while my name is quite familiar to me, not every man, woman and child interested in real estate would be intuitively moved by my “name” brand. San Diego Castles was born. The old myname.net still exists, of course, and forwards to our web site, but over time, it has become a place no one goes (kind of like my kitchen). The reality is that if someone is looking for me by name, it is pretty unlikely that they will randomly type krisberg.com or .net or .tv into their browser. What they instead do, and they do it a lot as evidenced by my site statistics, is type my name into the search bar. Consequently, I haven’t lost one moment’s sleep over the fact that krisberg.com potentially links to the Beer Barrel Polka in E Minor. Until now.
Recently, krisberg.com expired and we acquired it in a domain name auction. Since you own the .net or .org version of this domain name we wanted to provide you with the opportunity to own the preferred .com version.
Our company specializes in recovering preferred expiring domains and either selling them to individuals such as yourself or building out our own web presence on those valuable domains.
krisberg.com is a pretty darn good domain name and, the truth is, the .COM is a far stronger version of the name than .NET is.
*.Com is the strongest brand on the internet When people think of a website, they intuitively think ‘.com’. Odds are people trying to get your website are inadvertently going to krisberg.com because they assume that’s where they can find you.
*.Com conveys Professionalism that .net & .org cannot match.
If you would like to own krisberg.com, you can buy it now by covering our acquisition costs and a modest profit.
It turns out that I need to act quickly, because “this domain name will only be offered for sale for a limited time” and for $457!
I had already decided to pass on this generous offer when I received the next hostage letter:
Earlier today I emailed you about the domain name krisberg.com, but I forgot to mention something at the time…
If you decide to buy the .com version of your domain name, you don’t actually have to rebuild a brand new website to get great value from the krisberg.com domain name.
What many people do is simply forward the .com domain to your existing site. If you do this, whenever anyone goes to krisberg.com they end up on your current website.
Really? Just like magic? How cool is that! So, say I don’t buy it. Does that mean you could, like, forward it to a local RE/MAX agent’s site or even a porn site?
Now, I’m thinking that the market for myname.com is pretty limited. I will be interested to see if the exchange escalates. If I was feeling ornery and had an extra $8.95 to spare this morning, I would be buying kenpalmer.net or even securethatdomain.net (or .info or .org). I know that these aren’t as “strong” as the .com brand, and they don’t convey the same level of “professionalism,” but they are still “pretty darn good” names, and I’m just thinking I could have some fun.
Hey, Ken Palmer – Try this guy.
(Footnote: A third email this morning. “If you’re interested, please let me know or use the secure link
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