James Iles

Improve Your Outbound Domain Sales With Hunter

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By James Iles, Oct 9, 2017
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    At the beginning of this year, NamePros published an article entitled “Five Of The Best Google Chrome Extensions For Domainers” in which we listed five Chrome extensions that could ameliorate your daily domaining routine. The fifth and final extension featured on that list was Hunter, a simple but effective way of finding email addresses. The service is an excellent option for anyone regularly performing outbound sales on their domain names.

    The Hunter extension is free to install on Google’s Chrome browser and free to use up to one hundred and fifty times per month. There are, of course, options to upgrade to premium plans that range for €49 to €399 per month. It’s likely that the free service will be sufficient, but if you’re planning on using the service heavily, upgrading may be worthwhile.

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    If you perform outbound sales regularly or even intermittently to bring cash flow into your domaining business, then Hunter could be a perfect addition to your outbound sales toolbox. It’s not something that you may use for researching every lead, but it is a handy tool to have at your disposal nonetheless.

    The problem that many domain investors have when it comes to outbound sales is finding the right person to contact. Typically, emails sent to generic “[email protected]“ or “[email protected]“ email addresses may not be read by the decision makers you’re trying to reach. This is where a combination of your research and Hunter’s services come into play.

    Let’s say that you want to sell a certain domain name, and you have identified travel company Expedia as a possible buyer. To find the right email address, you can visit Hunter’s website and type in “expedia.com” in the search box. From there, you’ll get a list of email addresses using the “@expedia.com” domain. These email addresses by themselves are not overly useful. However, they very often come with extra information about each person’s role within the company.

    If you can’t find a suitable person to contact from the list provided, you will at least have an idea of the email address format used by the company, making it far easier to guess a person’s email address when you do find the right contact.

    After you’ve identified the person you want to contact along with their email address, you can use Hunter to verify their email address to ensure that you’re sending targeted emails to the right email addresses.

    There are likely to be several other services out there that do something similar to this, but for ease of use and their vast database, Hunter must be added to your outbound sales arsenal.

    It should be noted that to register with Hunter, you’ll need a “professional” email address, which means you likely will not be able to use an “@gmail.com” or an “@yahoo.com” address, for example.
     
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  7. taktikz

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    Thanks for the info. Has anyone experienced an extremely low response rate with cold emails? I'd take this a bit further and import your prospects onto a gmail account then connect with that on Linkedin. You can then interact with prospects before sending them a direct message.
     
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    Thanks. As well, it’s too easy to get lazy and not at least google a domain name before responding to offers.
     
  9. kandyan

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    Thanks for sharing..
     
  10. satyadeep singh

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    can't create a account in hunter any idea to create a account. I don't have professional account what i do?
     
  11. Isac

    Isac I choose Humanity Business Account

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    You can get a free account, but you need a professional email address. You might be having many domain. Make an email address from anyone of them.
     
  12. satyadeep singh

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    i don't know how can
     
  13. Isac

    Isac I choose Humanity Business Account

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    If you have any domain on Big Rock. You can make free 2 email address from domain. I don't know about other registrars
     
  14. satyadeep singh

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    ok, i have one domain on big rock and what the next step
     
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    Isac I choose Humanity Business Account

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    This might also help
     
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    he problem with those mails is that you need to double check
    that your emails are not straight send to spam

    you have to verify the email sending domain name
    you need to add verification tags to the name servers

    and follw strict rules ( by google )

    for tracking I use mailtrack
    great tool

    I have 20% to 50% open rate
     
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    Mailtrack.io ? Appears expensive compared to other trackers out there.
     
  20. obocar

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    Thanks for info
     
  21. frank-germany

    frank-germany Business Member Business Account VIP

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    not really

    as they don't read your g-drive
     
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    Thanks for sharing this useful tool. I found myself using the Clearbit plugin for Google Chrome/Gmail and even though it is an awesome plugin some times it did not show me anything for sites that were not a huge known company. I am hoping Hunter will help with these.

    I know for a fact that having the right contact information for the decision maker is what will make the sale happen. You can send random emails to the email you find in the Whois of the domain or the general email displayed in the contact us of the website but it just won't get you the sale. I have tried over and over but the odds surely are against you when you go about it this way.

    - Will
     
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    Thanks for sharing this useful tool.
     
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    Thanks for this information , Before choosing any domain we should match its competitor level .
     
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