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URL up for grabs soon?

Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:13 pm
by BoffoYux
I did a search, and Songfight.com is up for sale. It also expires on August 23rd, so I haven't made any inquiries, hoping it just opens up and I (or someone here) can snipe it up.

Has anyone tried to do such a thing? Last time I tried was for Spintunes.com, and they didn't get back to me for a few months, and then kept pestering me to make an offer.

By then I bought the .net and said I was done with it, but they did renew the URL just to spite me.

Thoughts and suggestions for success on getting the .com for Songfight?

Re: URL up for grabs soon?

Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:52 pm
by jb
Several years ago I inquired, and the price was at $600.
IIRC I inquired at some other time and I think they were asking $3500 or something like that.

Neither price point is something I'm willing to pay. I'd pay a few hundred, but not 6. :)

JB

Re: URL up for grabs soon?

Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:59 pm
by jb
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Re: URL up for grabs soon?

Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:37 pm
by ken
Is that a fixed price or can you make a low ball offer?

Re: URL up for grabs soon?

Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:22 pm
by Lunkhead
Should we start a crowdfunding effort to raise the funds? Think of the cool stuff we could give people for donating ... ?

Re: URL up for grabs soon?

Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:21 pm
by jb
I'm sure we could make an offer, though I don't know the economics of that business so I dunno the chances of it working.

Re: URL up for grabs soon?

Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:15 pm
by Lunkhead
Looks like you can search for it here and then get a field where you can put in a bid for it. I don't know if costs anything to bid, you have to log in to start the process and I didn't do that.

https://auctions.godaddy.com/

Re: URL up for grabs soon?

Posted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:53 am
by jb
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Re: URL up for grabs soon?

Posted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:52 am
by ken
that seems like a lot for something that hasn't been used in 15 years.

Maybe we should just turn the whole thing into an app and forget about the internet.

Re: URL up for grabs soon?

Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:42 pm
by fluffy
Does anything on the Internet even link to songfight.com anymore? Certainly nothing current that anyone watches.

If it ends up expiring and goes actually available, sure, go for it, but I wouldn't pay more than the usual base cost of a domain for it. .org sounds better anyway.