I got an email a few weeks ago from Desirable Dot Coms offering me the .com of a .org domain I already owned. This is why you should not buy a domain from them. Teaser: They don’t even own it.
This is the email I recieved.
Date: 31 March 2010 22:15:03 GMT+02:00
We are selling the domain name hoxygen.com. Since you own hoxygen.org if you would like the more desirable .com version we are making it available to you. The one time cost is $99.97. That includes a full year of registration and transfer of ownership to you. To purchase or to learn more go to:
If you pass on this opportunity someone else could purchase this domain and it may not be available again. If you are not interested we will not contact regarding this domain.
I was vaguely tempted, but didn’t fancy handing over $99 and deleted the email.
Today I received this one.
Date: 7 April 2010 18:26:47 GMT+02:00
Recently we contacted you regarding hoxygen.com. We noticed that you viewed the offer but did not make a purchase. We would like to offer you one final opportunity to secure this domain for just $39.97 a full 60% off our regular rate. To purchase please use this link for the discount:
If you are not interested there is no need to reply. We will not contact you again regarding this domain.
Desirable Dot Coms
This made me take a second look and do a bit of research about the company. I quickly found this post about desirabledotcoms.com. Sure enough, when I checked the domain wasn’t registered to anybody. So rather than $99.97, or even the discounted rate of $39.97, I bought it at the regular price from 1 & 1 where I already have an account.