Why my blog won’t be changing its URL

Tomorrow (Friday, April 27), whoever owns the URL Rex.com will be selling it for at least $395,000 . There are plenty of potential buyers as several companies around the world have that name: an airlines , a healthcare company , a chain of appliance stores , a photo agency , bars, wine and another wine , hotels , lard, I could go on. I placed a $500 bid on it a few years ago, so I guess that’s why I received an email letting me know about the auction. I won’t be placing a bid as it is $394,500 over my budget.

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  • “$394,500 over my budget” – I hear ya! Long time ago I wanted to buy the domain name of my first and last name-dot-com, and discovered it was already owned. I contacted the guy (!?) who owned it, to ask about buying it, and he said he was going to use it to establish and sell email accounts to people named Janet Green from all over the world. Well, it wasn’t the answer I wanted of course, but at least it wasn’t just parked somewhere. I’ve since learned that anytime a domain’s already owned, you might as well forget it. Whatever price they were willing to sell for before you inquired goes up several hundred percent the moment you express interest. πŸ˜› Good blog, by the way! ~ Janet

  • Good call, Rex. Someone claimed Robrobinson.com in 1994, and they can keep it. I’d love to have it, but I’m sure the asking price would be steep. πŸ˜‰