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How I accidentally became a domain broker

How I accidentally became a domain broker

I buy domains. I buy stupid domains. I buy cheap domains. Put this together, mix it with mild recklessness towards my own finances, and you get hundreds of stupid domains. At one point my namecheap.com account held over **150** domains.

Here's some highlights of some of the more safe-for-work domains

  • botnet.party
  • grubby.site
  • heckin.download
  • illegal.space
  • malicious.tech
  • malware.loan
  • totallynotavirus.download (my fav)
  • phishing.download
  • rootkit.download
  • trustworthy.website
  • legit.host
  • [cont]

I mainly buy these domains for stupid projects, ideas, etc. One project idea was buy as many $0.88 domains from namecheap (bless), and make a shady url  generator. Others were just to creep people out with emails, such as uj893mw94@totallynotavirus.download.

On August 11th, 2017, I bought a bunch of domains. One of these domains, was **eggplant.tech, **purchased for $0.88 cents. A fairly harmless domain, to be used in conjunction with whatever I was working on at the time.

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Domain purchase of eggplant.tech for $0.88

For months, this domain sat doing nothing, along with many of the other domains I have aquired. I mean, what do you do with eggplant.tech anyways? Well, someone had an idea in mind. And money. I have never directly listed domains for sale, but that doesn't stop the internet from wanting to buy stupid things. I know this pretty well.

On Febuary 12th, I got this email.

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Domain offer for eggplant.tech for !$300!

$**300 dollars. For eggplant.tech, a domain I bought for eighty-eight cents. **What do you do in a situation like this? SELL IT. You sell that as fast as possible.

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Paypal for $300

A few weeks later, the domain is transfered, and the money in my paypal. Whoever the brave, stupid soul that paid $300 for eggplant.tech is; god bless you man. I hope you do something interesting with it, because I sure won't.

UPDATE: The domain owner has still not update DNS records. The domain eggplant.tech still points to an unprovisioned server of mine.

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