Kvatch Konsiders Selling Out
From: email@example.comSo dear Blognonyfriends...should Kvatch sell out? Let's assume for moment that this isn't a scam--and it very well could be as the author hasn't acquired any similar domains. Might be a domain aggregator in which case they're not going offer enough to make me want to sell. But...if it isn't, how much is Blognonymous worth? Hell I don't even advertise. So how attached am I to this particular body of work?
Subject: Your domain blognonymo.us
Date: August 11, 2006 7:57:55 AM PDT
I would like to buy your domain blognonymo.us, if possible.
If you are able to sell and release the rights to this domain please
let me know. I am looking to buy within a week or two so let me know
how much it would cost to take over this domain.
Help me out. What would you do? Name my price!
But I think I should have been more clear. Selling the domain wouldn't mean an end to my blogging, just an end to Blognonymous. I have at least one other domain that would make for a great blog.
But seriously, I've probably poured, one average, a couple of hours a day for over a year into this thing. So let's say conservati--whoops--liberally about 750 hours of effort, and giving that up is definitely worth something. But what?
A domain aggregator is going to offer hundreds--not worth it, IMHO. But if someone needs the name...
If their intentions are good, I would think you should ask at least 100Gs. You've built up a brand name here you know.
I've no doubt you've more creative - even ingenius! - domain names in you Kvatch. $100s, no. Anything close to Ten Grrr... Live Long and Proper amigo. If your integrity is satisfied with his offer, then take the money hum!
For example, if you click on one of the blogs I blogrolled called American Agenda, you would expect to find a blog by a gay man named Gary who has been beating up Bush and especially Santorum (Gary is in PA) for over a yr now. Gary had mentioned that someone wanted to buy his blog's name, which was this: usagenda.blogspot.com
He never told us readers if he did in fact sell it, but if you click on that link that I blogrolled, or if you were go to this link: http://usagenda.blogspot.com/, you will reach a blog about acne treatment, not Gary's blog.
I even checked at My Left Wing, b/c I knew that they had blogrolled him, and when I click on their link, it is that same acne treatment blog. I have no way of finding out what happened to Gary at this point, other than to wait until he leaves a comment at my place.
I'm sure Santorum is relieved to see Gary's blog gone. Gary had up an anti-Santorum petition or links to contact Man on Dog at least once a month.
I know the money is tempting... but you put in alot of froggy sweat and tears to build up this blog.
Dude...don't worry about it. I mean after all you're only a primate. Think of the typos you make when you don't have opposable thumbs?
Anything close to Ten Grrr... Live Long and Proper amigo. If your integrity is satisfied with his offer, then take the money hum!
I'm inclined to agree, I think that an offer in the 10's of K's is the way to go. "Take the money and hum," indeed! :-)
Tina, I saw what happend to Gary. Strange. An acne medication? But here's the question: I don't make money off of this now. So...if the content is more important than the name, wouldn't it follow that I can do the same under another name? "Blognonymous" is a good name, but I've got at least one other in my stable that is just as good.
If not, think anyone will want to buy the mags25.blogspot.com domain? j/k
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But I expect a valuation fee for that work!
Mags, I'm pretty sure it is a scam. If this guy were really interested in Blognonymous a money-making enterprise, then he'd have acquired the .net and .us domains as well.
If they're serious, they'll try an initial low-ball. Multiply it 5 or 10 times. If the result is not anything you'd consider worthwhile, the deal is dead. If it is, counteroffer & see where that goes.
OK, you can take it from there. Trust me, I'm pretty good at this negosheeatin' stuff. I don't need to mention verifiable funds, do I?
Now as for how to "value" your domain, that's out of my realm. I've seen small businesses go for 15 x annual revenues, but don't know how to translate that to your domain. Only you know what it's worth to you! D.K.
String him along for a while and see where it goes. Because I'm curious as hell now to know what your other one is.
The value in Blognonymous, as I see it, is in the uniqueness of the name. You can't get it confused with anything elsel. So if you do a Google search...everything is relevant, but that would be true with the domain I'd move to as well.
Sumo, I like "Sumo Merriment"--creative and clever, but because you don't really own that domain (Google does), you can't really sell it. I suppose somebody could pay you to abandon your blog and take it over, but it seems unlikely.
Granny, welcome back.
Mary, I've got a figure in mind but may decide to feel the buyer out as D.K. suggests. Rest assured, if I move my rantings you'll all get a notice.
I might just have my tin foil hat on too tight, but it makes me nervous.
Not in my e-mail !!
Listen, Frogman. Unless you're pounding the pavement looking for your next job/meal/lilypad, I say hold onto that name. If for no other reason than the fact that it holds a lot of sentimental value for me. Your words and your froggy likeness are "synonymous with blognonymous"(damn, that was a good one). Please don't be a sell-out. Does anyone have a tissue? Anyone?...
But at least get a month's rent out of this. Sounds cheap, but it's hard out there...
D.K., you're not the first person to say they considered Blognonymous for a blog name. I acquired it back in 2002, when a friend posed exactly the same question. (He was pissed when he found that I decided to keep it after thinking of it.)
PT, thanks for the sentiments. Interestingly, the phrase "Blognonymous Kvatch" gets used a lot around the sphere, and I kinda like it. Sounds like "Hieronymus Bosch". :-)
SA, thanks for the offer and the support. May have to take you up on that.
10 bucks is 10 bucks.
Go on, take the money and hop.
If I ever do switch, I'm thinkin' of goin' with ... Dang! I trust the present company, but who knows who else is reading, and I REALLY like my 2nd choice.
Hope "Mike" responds.
Hey Michael, I'll never tell. But it looks like "Mike Bernstein" has responded. ;-)
OK, $11.00 not a penny more.
So...Mike--can I call you Mike? If you're really the famous Mr. Bernstein, and given that I've already made my offer via email...WHAT'S MY PRICE, BITCH?!