Getting frustrated with buying my last name

by Jeremy Schoemaker on December 22, 2005 · 17 comments

UPDATE:

Thanks to all who have helped. I have contacted the owner and we are in negotiations ;)

Again thanks!!

So I have wanted to own schoemaker.com for a long time. The domain whois shows:

Domain Name: SCHOEMAKER.COM
Registrar: REGISTER.COM, INC.
Whois Server: whois.register.com
Status: ACTIVE
Contacts:
No match for schoemaker.com.

I have used brokers and other resources to offer as much as $1,000 for the domain. I have received no response. If anyone can speak German and can find a contact address on that page I would appreciate it. If the domain is not for sale that is cool but I don’t want to miss owning my last name dot com.

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{ 15 comments }

1 Chris Andrews

I’m guessing it’s Dutch, not German.

But I can’t help, sorry.

2 John

Registrant: Make this info private

thanks

3 Chris Andrews

eh?

4 ShoeMoney

heh… guy submited info on who owns the domain but asked that I not disclose so I just deleted and said thanks ;)

5 Mike

Jeremy, if you need someone who speaks German, you should know who to call first :)

6 Jammer

FF without referrer header doesn’t seem to work…

It’s Dutch, xxxxxx Schoemaker and I guess he lives in Apeldoorn. Probably works for a company named ASWeb (also check web.archive.org) his mail is xxxxx@xxxx.nl But since it’s his family name I don’t think he will sell.

7 Julian

It is definetely not German!!

8 ShoeMoney

Thanks to all who have helped. I have contacted the owner and we are in negotiations ;)

Again thanks!!

9 execute

So maybe you guys are relatives? :D

10 ShoeMoney

Its actually possible in which case I would be happy to give him a cname or a record after purchase ;)

11 execute

Hoho!! MAybe he’ll introduce you to some dutch girls! :D

12 hacker

I just like spam! I’m collocting junk email…

13 Ken Savage

I want to own Savage,com but that’s never going to happen. A real company owns it.

14 Nick Sullivan

My surname is too popular, I couldn’t really care less about owning a domain with my surname in though.

15 Neon

From what i see at schoemaker.com, that guy is just a normal user (not domainer). he is asking high price just because he didnt want to sell it, for personal use, but there could be chance that you eventually able to moved him.
If he is a domainer, there is little chance you can get the domain without huge price tag… as most likely a domainer will know who shoemoney is :D
When sedo trying to acquire Sedo.com domain, it is worse. Anyway your case is different.

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