Some Saturday afternoon cybersquatting humor for you.
It takes guts to sell a trademarked domain name on such a public venue as eBay.
So what do you call it if you try to sell an eBay trademark on eBay?
One of my readers just sent a link to me for just such an auction.
Yep, that’s right. Someone is trying to sell eBay.net.in on eBay. For only $192,500.
I’ve pasted some of the auction description below with my own commentary in italics.
Today is your Lucky Day! (If you want to set yourself up for a lawsuit in the near future!)
Ebay as you may know (because you’re currently on eBay.com) is a worldwide household name and happens to be one of the most searched words online clocking in a total of 185,000,000 searches EACH day. That’s right!
Ebay is the most typed in word all over the world in search engines.
This company is also one of the richest online and rakes in Billions of Dollars each year as customers from all around the world flock to ebay every single day buying and selling items from this website. (Yep, that’s right! They have billions of dollars to sue you with!)
This 4 letter domain name is perhaps one of the most difficult to acquire as it belongs to the registered company and is also part of its trademark. (Yes, the seller actually mentioned it is a trademark.)
However, having an Ebay domain is a Million Dollar Prized Possession.
It is worth Millions!!
As you know Ebay.com is just one of the many domains owned by the Company. They also own other domains such as Ebay.com.au, Ebay.de, Ebay.in, Ebay.it, Ebay.at, Ebay.com.hk, Ebay.pl and so on making it virtually impossible to have an Ebay domain for yourself.
You are however in great luck (or today is your unlucky day if you were to buy this domain). Your Opportunity to own an Ebay domain is finally here… Ebay.net.in.
This is your opportunity to cash in on those visiting the Ebay websites.
When those 185,000,000 visitors type in Ebay every day, chances are they will eventually end up visiting your site, Ebay.net.in since Ebay owns the domain Ebay.in.
You can use this domain to create a Million Dollar Business for yourself.
1. Set up your own Auction Company using your own logos and create a
fortune. (for eBay’s trademark lawyers)
2. Create a Blog that is Ebay Related. (only to lose it to eBay)
3. Sell your own Products or affiliated products
The Possibilities are Endless.
Ebay is also extremely easy to remember. Who could possibly misspell or forget this word as opposed to say…yxkt or qlwz.
Here is your chance to rake in tons of cash with this prized domain. (Rake yourself over coals when you get sued.)
Please note that I accept only Money Orders for this item.
Kindly do not send any fraudulent monies as Ebay will report such persons to relevant authorities and have legal action be taken against them. (Remember: eBay will take legal action against people who do things fraudulent! Don’t say he didn’t warn you.)
If its any consolation, the seller is throwing in 4 free business card designs with the purchase. Maybe you’ll get to keep them after you lose your domain.
Is $192,500 too rich for you? The seller also listed youtube.org.ag for only $37,000.