promotionaladvertising.org.uk is available
I wrote an article the other day about domain name spammers - people selling worthless domain names for exorbitant prices via spam email. That article was concerning a domain scotlanddesign.com, which at least has some value, but I got one through today, that I just couldn’t believe!
The seller appears to be a legitimate site, acting as a domain name reseller and it appears to have some good quality domains available. The spam pitch I got today, offered me promotionaladvertising.org.uk for £625! The domain name email suggested that this is a prime domain name, that will drive extra business your way, because it will give you greatly enhanced search positions, all of which are out and out untruths.
promotionaladvertising.org.uk is NOT a prime domain name.
promotionaladvertising.org.uk will NOT drive extra business your way
promotionaladvertising.org.uk will NOT give you greatly enhanced search positions
.org.uk addresses are worthless for optimisation purposes in most cases, certainly in the UK. Promotionaladvertising.org.uk is particularly worthless, as the .com and the .co.uk addresses are already owned by someone else. On top of that they have affiliate style websites on them. You are unlikely to find them in the search engines though, as the suggestion that the domain name automatically gives to positions on the search engines is absolute nonsense - even the .com and the .co.uk, they do not appear anywhere for the term promotional advertising!
I’m not writing this to have a pop at the person who wrote to me or the company involved; he is entitled, by law, to sell his goods and services at whatever price he wants to. He is fully entitled to put whatever value he wants on the domain name he sells. The email is carefully crafted to suggest that this will bring you extra traffic, irrespective of the site attached to it, the quality of the site and your investment in SE, but doesn’t come straight out and say so, so again, the company are not breaking the law by sending this email out, and they are fully entitled to do so.
His line that, “This is the very first time since 1996 that the domain has ever been available on the open market“. would suggest that it has just become available. According to WHOIS, it has NEVER been owned by anyone before and that the company concerned bought it 7 days ago for around £15. However if he had said, ” Nobody wanted this domain name since 1996, so we bought it for £15 a week ago and we want you to pay £625 for it“, it probably wouldn’t have the same effect .
My whole intention in writing this article is to point out to my readers that these domain name reseller spammers are on the increase and domains such as promotional advertising.org.uk are worth £15 a pop, which is what you would pay for them new and not the ridiculous, (in my opinion), fee of £625.
The email details:
We are selling the domain name promotionaladvertising.org.uk
This is the very first time since 1996 that the domain has ever been available on the open market.
Most of our clients are now finding that prime domains such as this pay for themselves within weeks rather than months by virtue of the extra business that they drive to their websites by means of type in traffic and greatly enhanced search engine positions.
The domain is currently on sale for just £625.00
Would you like to go ahead with this?
If you have received a similar spam email from domain name resellers, trying to sell domains for highly inflated prices, send us a comment.