A great name was deleted today

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highwater.com deleted today... and BuyDomains got it.
Excellent name in my opinion, an easy $3000 to an end user.

The funny thing is that I emailed the previous owner well before it was deleted, and offered some significant cash, but yet he still didn't renew it. :confused:

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It is hard to figure out what is going on with these owners sometimes David. My company wants to buy a site from a guy who has a big for sale sign on his home page - yet he will not answer any communications!!

We have emailed him at the posted address repeatedly, called him and left messages on his answering machine repeatedly (he never picks up his phone but does identify himself on his outgoing message).

We have resorted to calling advertisers on his site to see if they could reach him and at least one told me "He is a very flaky guy" - Hey You're Telling Me!!

I assume that though we are ready to give him a substantial amount of money, the domain will expire in a few months, his site will go dark and who knows if we will be able to grab the name during the drop! Too weird - so I share your frustration.
 

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I've had similar experiences. "For Sale" then no response seems common. I've also seen domains drop after having made purchase offers.

In one instance recently, the site itself and even the WHOIS record had a specific asking price. I e-mailed saying that we'd meet his asking price. He responded asking for triple that number. Now I will never buy from that person not even at the original ask.
 

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Yep, me too. A few months back I e-mailed the registrant contact for Lagoons.com to ask if they wanted to sell the domain name as it had expired.

Got no answer and a couple of weeks later the name dropped, LOL, and someone grabbed it with a Snap.
 

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Me too! I get a fair number of inquiries but they rarely reply even if I do not quote a price and send multiple emails. If I call them they rarely return the phone calls.

I have also heard of others contacting owners of names prior to expiration with no replies and then the name expires and drops later.

It's very odd why this happens. Perhaps they are just lazy or are very poor with communications.
 

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If any of you find yourselves in the above situation do not fear. There is always a way to get through to people. Different folks are motivated by different things. It is hard for us hard core entrepreneurial types to undertand this but some are just not interested in the money aspect of things.

If you find yourself in this position again please get a hold of me. I will get your sellers talking (for a small fee of course).
You have nothing to lose by giving me a shot.
;)
 
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