Here Is Why You Must Double Check The Spelling Before You Bid!

A month or so ago, I had my eye on a real good (or so I thought at the time) domain name on Namejet. I was extremely surprised when there were only about 4 or 5 other bidders against me in a private Pre release auction.

Usually, I am up against several more people but on this day, I felt like I could possibly win this domain name, for a great price.

Little did I know, I was going to make a boneheaded mistake.

There was a HUGE reason why this auction didn’t have the action I thought it would.

Could you guess why?

Well obviously since the title of this post mentions “checking your spelling”, yep I bought a domain name that wasn’t spelled right. That sucks.

What’s even worse about the entire process is that I literally stared at the auction for hours and didn’t notice how subtle the spelling error was UNTIL I placed my bid.

For some reason, it was only after I placed my bid did I notice the mistake I had made. If I knew this domain was spelled wrong, I would have never paid the money I did for it.

What’s interesting is that some misspelled domains could actually have value and are sought after in the domain name community.

But I am generally not one to actively look for misspelled domain names.

So, don’t make the same mistake as me. Double and even triple check the spelling of the domain you want to buy BEFORE you put your bids in.

Has something like this ever happened to you? Let me know about it in the comment section below!

EDIT: I actually forgot to mention that I just got an inquiry on this domain name today! So there is a possibility it could sell!

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5 thoughts on “Here Is Why You Must Double Check The Spelling Before You Bid!

  1. It sucks, but it happens. One thing I like to do when it seems to good to be true is copy and paste to google search. It will display:

    Showing results for {corrected term}
    Search instead for {misspelled term}

    My experience is that this type of domain is registered and dropped in batches. So if you see some in the daily droplists be alerted, since there are probably 10 to 20 more from the same registrant dropping at the same day/within the next few days.

  2. Hi Omar,

    it happened to me, but in my case it was different.

    It was a handreg domain, and it was so close to the correct domain name – I got an inquiry to sell it for 2K. And I did it 🙂

    I hope I will have time to post my story on Namepros.


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