Wednesday, September 17, 2008

I keep getting messages about geoweasel.com

Someone really wants me to buy the geoweasel.com domain. I got a few emails last week from someone that just said something like “Hey, Geoweasel.com is open and for sale for $99.” Today, I open my mailbox, and there’s a postcard (and I got excited for a sec because I thought it was a new Frederator card) but it was just a blank one and on the back was simply written “For sale. www.GeoWeasel.com. $99.” I don’t know who this one was from because there was no return address, but according to the postal mark, it came from Salt Lake City. The only person I know out there is Tara, and this definitely isn’t from her. So that’s weird, because someone else out there apparently knows my address. I don’t know why I’m getting these sudden alerts when the .com domain has been open for about a year and a half.

1 comment:

The Artrix said...

It's likely not anyone you know personally.

Some company has probably performed a whois lookup and found out that the domain used to be registered by you. That, or they're just spamming people with the same second-level domain name. For instance, a company might attempt to sell me TrioSolution.nl so I can increase chances that someone gets on my website.

I actually received snail mail from the US about an old domain. It's pretty creepy until I found out that it displayed my address on the whois record.