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URL up for grabs soon?

Postby BoffoYux » Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:13 pm

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?
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Re: URL up for grabs soon?

Postby jb » Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:52 pm

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. :)

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Re: URL up for grabs soon?

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Re: URL up for grabs soon?

Postby ken » Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:37 pm

Is that a fixed price or can you make a low ball offer?
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Re: URL up for grabs soon?

Postby Lunkhead » Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:22 pm

Should we start a crowdfunding effort to raise the funds? Think of the cool stuff we could give people for donating ... ?
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Re: URL up for grabs soon?

Postby jb » Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:21 pm

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.
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Re: URL up for grabs soon?

Postby Lunkhead » Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:15 pm

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.

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Re: URL up for grabs soon?

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Re: URL up for grabs soon?

Postby ken » Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:52 am

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.
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Re: URL up for grabs soon?

Postby fluffy » Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:42 pm

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.

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