Posted On June 19, 2001

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From: Mike Williams

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To whom it may concern,

We have just tried to register domain name and found out that you have already
registered it.

For our strategic marketing purposes, we would
like to know if your domain name is availabe
for sale or for lease.

Thank you,


Mike Williams


7 Responses to “”

  1. ibrad

    Strategic marketing purposes? Someone using Yahoo! Mail? Uh. Tell them they can lease it for $200 a month.


      From: Mike Williams
      His email address didn’t show up because it was inbetween greater and less than signs.
      He’s not using a Yahoo! account. I am. He sent it to which got forwarded to

      • FANLESS

        Ooops. His email didn’t show up again because I forgot to remove the brackets again.
        From: Mike Williams

      • docozone

        I quote, “Now you can set up a cool on-line shopping site just like* instantly for free! So you can start making money right away. No software, no inventory, no customer service, all you need to do is market your own Website and collect money! Yes, open a store for free now!”
        I would bet that someone opening a free, MLM store would maybe like your domain name, but perhaps not have as much money as they might hope, heh. (yet?)
        Further quote, “Note: Do not confuse our franchise system with those “get-rich-quick” schemes on TV infomercials.” 🙂

  2. princessapril

    I would be skeptical, if not only because he spelled “available” as “availabe”… spell check much? I think not.

    • ibrad

      Well, while I don’t think he should get rid of the domain, I also don’t think that the offer should be debunked because of one simple typo. We all make typos. Sometimes we’re in hurries. Not everyone spellchecks or has a good spellchecker for their email. Now, if like half of the words in the letter were spelled at a third grade level, then I wouldn’t take it seriously, but come on…

      • FANLESS

        My main concern was wether or not the email was spam or not, meaning I didn’t want to reply to the email if that meant I would be added to some spam list. (I realize they already had my email address, but maybe they were checking to see if it was valid.)
        Anyways, I replied and said that they could lease it for $200 a month, or buy it for $5,000.
        I really doubt they’ll take my offer, but if they do, then that’s good enough for me.

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