Win A Free Domain Name 47

Update: We’ve got 14 comments with about 36 hours to go. We need to hit 20 for me to give away the domain, so lets add to the pot.

The winner will also get his choice of either (aged 4 years, expires in April) or (aged 4 years, expires in March), OR these digital products free:

The 2 Hour Sales Letter
The 7 Deadly Copy Sins
Copy Breeze

I know some people may not be commenting because they have no use for the domain or don’t want to renew it. That’s fine, if you win I’ll just let the domain expire or sell it for a small amount to someone else. We need 20 comments for anyone to win, so please leave a comment anyway. Cheers!

Let’s try something different today.

I’ve owned the domain since February 9th of 2006, but I’ve never really done anything with it. It expires in 9 days and I don’t plan to renew it.

If you’d like a chance to pick up a decent domain name that’s well-aged, here’s your chance. Enter to win the domain free by leaving one comment on this post. If I get 20 comments to this post by Monday the 7th (not including my own comments), I’ll use a random number generator to choose one of the commenters as the winner of the domain.

I’ll announce the winner on Monday the 7th and attempt to contact you. You must contact me that day for me to start the transfer in time. And also, you should know I believe you’ll need to renew the domain on the 9th like I would if I chose to keep it. But still, you’re getting a pretty decent domain that’s well-aged for the price of a brand new terrible domain name.

Again, we need to get to 20 commenters for me to pick a winner. Otherwise I’ll just let it expire, so feel free to RT my announcement of the contest on Twitter or simply tweet something like this:

Win free. Aged 5 years. Leave a comment to enter. Please RT @CopywritingDean

Cheers and good luck!

47 thoughts on “Win A Free Domain Name

  1. Reply Wayne Buckhanan Feb 1, 2011 1:11 am

    Very cool contest idea Stephen!

    The tweeting also nets the winner some backlinks if folks include the http:// on the domain so twitter makes it a live link, rather than a contextual mention of the domain. (Never done the research to know how Google treats a mention over a link. That’s a project for another day!)

    Thanks, and good luck.

  2. Reply Anonymous Feb 1, 2011 2:33 am

    Ah, shameless comments merely for the sake of getting something for (almost) nothing!

    And I see Wayne got here before I did… AHEM! 🙂

    Very nice idea, Stephen.


  3. Reply Johnny Walker Feb 1, 2011 4:41 am

    No this NOT JB…
    It’s me Johnny Walker

  4. Reply Max Zammit-Ross Feb 1, 2011 7:49 am

    Hope you get your 20 comments 🙂

  5. Reply Ryan Healy Feb 1, 2011 3:51 pm

    Count me in. Great idea to get people talking, sharing, etc.

  6. Reply Ryan McGrath Feb 1, 2011 7:31 pm

    Good luck everyone! 🙂

  7. Reply Terry Dean Feb 1, 2011 8:43 pm

    I’ll jump in. I’m sure I can come up with a way to use it. And great idea to get people commenting with a contest.

  8. Reply Andrew Feb 3, 2011 1:22 am

    I’m in! 🙂

  9. Reply Colin Y.J. Chung Feb 3, 2011 2:10 am

    How can I not comment on this?

  10. Reply Dan Sherman Feb 3, 2011 2:32 am

    Sure, why not? Of course, whoever wins this will have to do something good with it since all the others will be watching.

  11. Reply Anonymous Feb 4, 2011 3:03 pm

    Good stuff man!

    I don’t even know how I’d use the domain, but I’m sure I can think of something 🙂

    Awesome idea to get comments/backlinks/new people to the site…

    Jeremy Reeves

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  13. Reply Crolling66 Feb 5, 2011 4:20 pm

    I’ll toss my hat in the ring.

  14. Reply rhen Feb 6, 2011 8:26 am

    Count me in.

  15. Reply Christina Gillick Feb 7, 2011 1:36 am

    Great contest! And thank you for letting me know on Twitter. I would have missed this otherwise.

  16. Reply Ivette Muller Feb 7, 2011 7:23 pm

    Saw this on Twitter and decided to comment! I don’t have any use for the domain names but would love the digital products instead! I can always use more copywriting tips for my virtual assistance business 🙂

  17. Reply Sanjay Pande Feb 7, 2011 10:37 pm

    Sure, why not. Great idea btw and great giveaway. If I don’t win and people are not interested, let me know. I may pickup both the domains off you.

  18. Reply Stephen Dean Feb 7, 2011 11:41 pm

    Congrats! We got 21 comments and a winner has been selected by Blog post in the works to announce the winner.

  19. Reply Stephen Dean Feb 9, 2011 1:19 am

    Thanks for getting this comment going with your first comment Neil. Hope to see you back.

  20. Reply Stephen Dean Feb 9, 2011 1:20 am

    Thanks for all your help Wayne – the comment and your tweets helped! And I hope the transfer of is going well.

  21. Reply Stephen Dean Feb 9, 2011 1:20 am

    Long time no see Tom! Looks like I had to bribe a comment out of you 🙂 What would you like to win next time?

  22. Reply Stephen Dean Feb 9, 2011 1:22 am

    Ya same here! You know where he’s at, always love his insights and even his fiction writing.

  23. Reply Stephen Dean Feb 9, 2011 1:22 am

    Thanks Max, it was hard work but we got it. Nice to meet up on facebook too. Hope to see you more in the comments, ey?

  24. Reply Stephen Dean Feb 9, 2011 1:32 am

    Thanks for all your support during the contest Ryan, your tweets helped a lot.

  25. Reply Stephen Dean Feb 9, 2011 1:33 am

    Thanks for the comment and your support on Twitter, Ryan. I’ve been checking out your blog and it’s great. Linked to you last happy hour and will probably do it again!

  26. Reply Stephen Dean Feb 9, 2011 1:53 am

    Thanks Terry for your entry and your tweet. I appreciate the support and you’ll be getting more links from this blog.

  27. Reply Stephen Dean Feb 9, 2011 1:54 am

    Thanks for your comment, Andrew! I appreciate it and I hope to see you in the comments section some more. Cheers!

  28. Reply Stephen Dean Feb 9, 2011 1:55 am

    Thanks Colin, nice to have another copywriter commenting here. Hope to see you commenting more and on twitter.

  29. Reply Stephen Dean Feb 9, 2011 2:01 am

    That’s for sure. We’ll all be watching Shashank. Thanks for the comment!

  30. Reply Stephen Dean Feb 9, 2011 2:02 am

    I appreciate the comments Jeremy! And love your stuff, come back and comment more.

  31. Reply Stephen Dean Feb 9, 2011 2:02 am

    Thanks Matt, I’m following you on Twitter now!

  32. Reply Stephen Dean Feb 9, 2011 2:04 am

    Thanks for the comment and your RT. Hope to see you in the comments section here – what would you like to see?

  33. Reply Stephen Dean Feb 9, 2011 2:04 am

    Thanks for the most hesitant comment of all!

  34. Reply Stephen Dean Feb 9, 2011 2:06 am

    Thanks for your support Martin!

  35. Reply Stephen Dean Feb 9, 2011 2:07 am

    Thanks Rhen – sorry about that hiccup on your travels. Hope you’re still having a great time.

  36. Reply Stephen Dean Feb 9, 2011 2:07 am

    Thanks Christina – I now follow you on Twitter. Hope to see you back here!

  37. Reply Stephen Dean Feb 9, 2011 2:08 am

    Congrats Shashank, you won! Make sure to contact me ASAP.

  38. Reply Stephen Dean Feb 9, 2011 2:09 am

    Thanks Ivette, I appreciate the comment and I hope you stop by again.

  39. Reply Stephen Dean Feb 9, 2011 2:09 am

    Thanks Sanjay, I’ll send you an email!

  40. Reply Matt Fox: Feb 9, 2011 1:21 pm

    Looking forward to the conversation on Twitter and here (I have you in my reader I just don’t comment often).
    Thanks for letting us know on these and congrats to Sashank.

  41. Reply Ivette Muller Feb 10, 2011 2:20 am

    Has the winner been announced yet?

  42. Reply Stephen Dean Feb 10, 2011 5:52 am

    Yes Ivette, I made a blog post announcing Shashank the winner. If you sign up in the box at the upper right I’ll keep you up to date on blog posts. Cheers!

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