Make Mine TOSHIBA803.COM !

I subscribe to a feed of domain names being put up for auction. It is a bizarro-world window into speculator land, a place where people stake out tiny virtual plots that they think will one day be of value to someone else, like FluWatch2006.com (asking price: $45,000.00, Number of Bids: 0, Description: can be utilized to cover the flu pandemic of 2006).

My favorites, however, are the sunny sorts who buy a truly strange domain name, and then write a sweaty pitch explaining why the domain is actually really, really valuable. Here are two recent examples:

ILOVESUNDAY.COM
Auction Type: Offer/Counter Offer
Auction End Time: 1/20/2006 9:59:25 AM(MST)
Asking Price/Current Bid: $75,000.00
Number of Bids: 0
Description: this is a great domain easy to remember and can be used for business purpose where many of us will get only sunday to look after their business.

Or ….

TOSHIBA803.COM
Auction Type: Offer/Counter Offer
Auction End Time: 1/17/2006 1:46:10 PM(MST)
Asking Price/Current Bid: $50,000.00
Number of Bids: 0
Description: New all singing all dancing toshiba803 phone domain name,big potential

Riiiight.