Man asked for $49,999 for DanFriedkin.com domain name.
The Friedkin Group, a holding company for billionaire Dan Friedkin’s businesses, has filed a lawsuit (pdf) to get the domain name DanFriedkin.com.
Rajesh Kumar of Bihar, India registered the domain name last year. It’s unclear the exact sequence of events, but on February 9 Kumar sent this email to representatives at The Friedkin Group:
Sub: Very Rare and Special Domain name WWW.danfriedkin.com is for sale.
It a great pleasure to inform you that We have this registered domain www.danfriedkin.com and for sale. We
thought it is most suitable for your company and Mr.Dan fried kin since [Dan fried kin] can be applied for your
company and its personal achievement activities.
It is one of a kind rare and special domain which has endless opportunities and your icons. It has also got very
high family value and can be reused for any other purpose like your achieve ment in the rest of your life.
Please send your offers to us at the earliest. Minimum price expected is US $ 49,999.00 [US Dollars four nine
nine nine nine] or visit to auction at www.godaddy.com to purchase this very rarest domain.If you want to buy
just visit website to take auction on www.godaddy.com you can email me at [redacted].
Kindly forward this message to the appropriate authority in your organisation for consideration.
I’m not sure what Kumar thought the response to the email would be.
Friedkin Group filed an in rem suit against the domain name in Arizona, where GoDaddy is located.
Looking at the Whois history, Kumar is not the first person to register this domain name and try to sell it.