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
- totallynotavirus.download (my fav)
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 [email protected]
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.
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.
$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.
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.
The domain owner has still not update DNS records. The domain eggplant.tech still points to an unprovisioned server of mine.