If you haven’t heard of Michael Marcovici, he is the founder of the Domain Developers Fund and a site called Nameless.com. He obviously a brilliant person and watching the returns and moves of the fund has been very interesting and informative. But my view of them changed drastically when I received an email. It’s an email regarding a domain that is expiring today, CVCV.com. I think the email is VERY deceiving, almost making it seem as if they are selling the domain when they are merely trying to catch it like everyone else. Here’s the email. Tell me if you think it’s spammish and scammish.
Cameron Anderson XX@brandmanagers.com>
I saw there was a lot of activity on the auction page for cvcv.com over the last few days and I was thinking one of the visitors may have been you.
Many of our customers visit the order page but delay putting in a bid because they don’t fully understand the process. Fortunately, the process is very simple.
The minimum bid to get into the auction is $49, but please keep in mind there are other parties and the goal is to outbid, not tie them. To be safe, the “Buy it Now” price is $995 and this will close the auction to other bidders. This price is a onetime fee; there are no other costs such as taxes or hidden fees. You will just renew the domain each year with the registrar of your choice at normal costs.
To bid, reply to this email with your bid amount, email me directly at XX@nameless.com, or call me at my number below. Please be sure to include the name of the domain in the email as well.
Thank you and have a great day.