Famous cookie goes up for sale.
Last April I paid what I believe to be a domainer record for a cookie: $127.50.
But this wasn’t just any cookie. It was a sugar cookie commemorating Tucows’ 10 millionth domain name registered. This is a limited edition cookie to be sure. And the proceeds from the cookie auction went to some Canadian charity that (I’m told) had nothing to do with ice hockey or Molson.
The cookie has been sitting in my office for the past 9 months. I wanted to eat it to see what $20-a-bite-cookie tastes like, but I had been hoodwinked.
You see, the back of the cookie package has a notice:
Not for Consumption
When I saw that notice I got the same feeling you get when you buy a domain name that supposedly earns $100/week only to find out it really doesn’t earn that much.
So what’s a domainer to do?
Now the two rules to flipping a domain name are 1) make sure no one knows how much you paid for it and 2) don’t let people know if you have damaged goods.
It’s too late for those.
But at the end of the day you aren’t really bidding on just a cookie. You’re helping out people in need as well.
I’m going to donate 100% of the proceeds from this cookie sale to Cheti School, an NGO in Tanzania.
Many of you met my new employee Mary Klingensmith at DOMAINfest. Prior to working with me she volunteered at Cheti School.
To give you an idea of how far your money goes at Cheti, consider these costs:
– $355 to send a child to Cheti for a year
– $100 feeds an entire class for a week
– $50 buys English books for a class
So regardless of your interest in a Tucows cookie, I ask that you participate in this auction.
If a non-Tucows employee wins the auction, Tucows will chip in some branded swag. If a Tucows employee wins and still wants the branded swag, you can still get it. But expect Elliot to deduct the cost from your next paycheck.
The winning bidder will also get publicity on Domain Name Wire.
Visit the auction on eBay right now. It closes on February 23.