Dear Domain Squatter,
I'd say that we tried to play each other, but neither of us won.

I've occasionally glanced at the WHOIS for a dot-com URL which hadn't been used since 2007, but since it was still with the original registrant and up until recently, I didn't have anything to put in that space, I'd just occasionally glance. Then, two years ago, the original registrant apparently decided to stop renewing and you picked up the name.

Bully for you. I should have kept better tabs.

Now I have something on the horizon which could fit with the URL, so a few months ago, I bought all of the variations of it, along with another marketable address. I saw that you had the dot-com listed at an acceptable minimum and figured that if you were to open the auction with mine as a starting bid, it'd probably go higher, so I came up with the idea of offering you a few dollars more than minimum two days before the end of your auction, if competitive bidding hadn't already launched, thinking that you might accept and not re-list.

Well, you know what they say about best-laid plans...

Last week when I received notification that your auction was ending, imagine my surprise when I was ready to bid and found that you had preemptively restarted the auction and most likely because you saw that I had bought the variations, which makes me look kind of hungry, you set the minimum bid at twenty times what it had been before.


I may or may not be willing to go a little higher than your original price, but I really don't need the URL and mostly want it for nostalgia, plus I assume it still gets a few hits. I'm not going to your new price any time soon, if I'll ever get there and maybe I miscalculated by trying to buy a parked domain for a price closer to your minimum, but if you're thinking that I want the URL so bad that I'll pay what you're currently asking, you're wrong.

Domain Squatter #2