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Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2006 18:56:37 +0200
From: Chevron System LLC
Subject: Regarding


I’m interested in purchasing your domain “”. I’m seriously
interested in buying We use the services of
which is a US government licensed escrow. If you are interested please
contact me with your asking price.Thanks for your time.

Best Regards,

Chevron System LLC

I get a request to buy one of my domains about once every few months. At this point, I just ask for an incredible amount of money, and leave it at that. I’ve had domains for 10 years now, domains like and someone comes along hoping to buy it for two thousand dollars. Goodnight!

I wouldn’t let go for less than seven figures now. And why would I let it go at all? Because at seven figures, I could use that money to further the goals that stands for and the work it does. And why wouldn’t I let it go for less? Because it’s a part of me, like my name or my voice.

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  1. Opus says:

    Honestly, how do you put a price on something that has become part of your heart and soul?

  2. Jason Scott says:

    I try and stick with round numbers.

    I am a finite entity, with a relatively short lifespan, so that helps, if I can add ease to my life and do the things I want to do at the expense of a domain name.

    I am sure they want the domain name, not my life’s work.

  3. Mark says:

    I think that may be spam or a scam, I got that exact same message (except different domain) for a domain I run. Or maybe we both have great domain names.

  4. phil says:

    Given the exposure level has, one million dollars is cheap.

  5. Dr. Faustus says:

    Shouldn’t it be $1,000,000 USD *and* a monster truck?