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Anyone deal with DomainAgents? Scam? or what?

Located in Domaining Reviews, started by Avtar629, Jan 17, 2017

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  1. WhoaDomain.com

    WhoaDomain.com WhoaDomain.com VIP Gold Account

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    Got an email from Domain Agents today for my domain WhoaList (in king)

    how does this work? seems like someone is interested in it and DomainAgents is contacting me.

    are they a scam? to get me to register for their service with the "hope" that I might have a sale?

    I've never seen this before. I get this feeling there is no buyer. and hey just want me to sign up for whatever service they have.
     
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  2. Pierre Barnard

    Pierre Barnard Top Contributor VIP

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    Hey buddy, I have listed my domains there, and also supplied many domains in their previous "wanted" area. I have never heard a single word/email/response from them in months. Just my experience.
     
  3. Hypersot

    Hypersot Top Contributor VIP

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    I don't think they're a scam Avtar.

    I have sold a domain through them in the past after they approached me on behalf of the buyer.
    Very clean process with no problems whatsoever.

    That was about a year and a half ago however
     
  4. domeen

    domeen Top Contributor VIP

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    I have also sold some domains with them, using escrow.com
     
  5. deez007

    deez007 The More I Learn The Less I "Know" VIP

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    I dont think they are a scam but just seems they have [email protected] service levels - much like many other marketplaces that us Domainers have to put up with.
     
  6. WhoaDomain.com

    WhoaDomain.com WhoaDomain.com VIP Gold Account

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    ok but what the deal with them linking me to some kind of webform on their site to register? why not just do the typical sales email telling me someone is interested and if my domain is for sale and what their offer is?

    why do I have to go to their site to register.

    seems kind "phishy" to me.

    I mean I've heard of them before. seen the site. looks legit.

    but this whole asking me to register give me info. it smacks of just trying to get me on their mailing list or whatever so they can sell me the domains they are brokering. kinda thing. you know?

    anyways they said they knew I was on that page and that I didn't fill it out so they emailed me and said we can discuss via email instead.


    lol

    what's the point?!?!
     
  7. domeen

    domeen Top Contributor VIP

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    always dealt via email. Never signed up
     
  8. WhoaDomain.com

    WhoaDomain.com WhoaDomain.com VIP Gold Account

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    yea ditto. just sent them a reply email. waste of time. or brilliant way to get a mailing list they can spam later.
     
  9. Kuffy

    Kuffy Name Stag VIP

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    They approached me with a potentil buyer for a name. I registered with them, and I used their negotiating message system. It took a while to get to a sale, but it was pretty painless, and didn't cost me anything - the buyer paid. They were helpful, and I would use them again without hesitation.

    They did put the deal through escrow.com, and since their association with PayPal, I won't use Escrow .com again. I'd check to see what alternatives domain agents offer for escrow.
     
  10. WhoaDomain.com

    WhoaDomain.com WhoaDomain.com VIP Gold Account

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    great. as far as "getting your price" Kuffy? was it close to your "ask"? or far?
     
  11. Kuffy

    Kuffy Name Stag VIP

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    The price you get is really dependant on your negotiating skills. It was a .com cam name, and I'm still trying to work out how to value names in the current market. The initial offer was $100, and we agreed on $2,000 after a couple of months of negotiating. I suspect I undersold the name, but I'm backing away from porn associations, and the buyer turned it into a porn site. He paid my final asking price, so I've no complaints with the deal.
     
  12. Kenny

    Kenny Top Contributor VIP Gold Account ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Domain Agents are no scam. :)
    Anything you need to know you can direct your questions
    @DomainAgents Staff.

    I sent them a PM.

    Peace,
    Cy
     
  13. DomainAgents

    DomainAgents VIP Member DomainAgents VIP

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    Hi all,
    We ask you to register so you can negotiate with the buyer directly on the site. We're happy to help via email or on the phone, but it's obviously faster if you login. Let me know if you have any questions.
     
  14. internext

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    They are legit, and never spammed me

    @DomainAgents why did you remove the domains requested feature?
     
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  15. NPer

    NPer Very Allergic to CURRY PRO VIP

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    Yes, it's a great platform actually. :)

    Sold through them, and I have to say that DomainAgents support is the best I've encountered on any platform-it's really fast and efficient for both the buyer and the seller.
     
  16. DomainAgents

    DomainAgents VIP Member DomainAgents VIP

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    Domainers really liked it, but we found buyers were more lukewarm. We want it to work for everybody, so we're rethinking it and if we can tweak it we'll likely try it again. We're big on trying and testing new ideas. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. :)
     
  17. Cdomains

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    I have done a deal with them and I will tell you my experience.

    I was contacted out of the blue by DA about a domain I had.

    It was not listed at DA or anywhere else.

    It was one of the domains I used and was not for sale.

    I was asked to create an account and respond to the buyer's offer.

    Their first offer was $200, which is the minimum amount they allow for a buyer to make.

    I responded with my offer.

    By the way, all the negotiating is done within the interface in your account.

    We went back and forth with counter offers for about a month and finally agreed on a price.

    DA setup the transaction and the sale was handled through Escrow/com, and DA was the broker.

    The buyer paid the broker fee.

    I had to deal with the buyer myself to transfer the domain.

    There were a few problems (not on DA's part) and we worked it out OK.

    The domain was successfully transferred to the buyer and I was paid.

    It was mostly a painless process.

    There was a point where the buyer was not responding and I had to ask DA to help.

    Also, you will not know who the buyer is while you are negotiating, although I was able to figure this out because I had their IP address.

    It was visible in the interface.

    That's it.
     
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  18. Cdomains

    Cdomains Top Contributor VIP

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    No, they are definitely not a scam.
     
  19. Cdomains

    Cdomains Top Contributor VIP

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    There is definitely a buyer, and they are serious, because they have to pay a minimum of $200 to make an offer.
     
  20. Cdomains

    Cdomains Top Contributor VIP

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    You have to register in order to negotiate with the buyer.
     
  21. biggie

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    to OP

    in the future, try using the forum's "search feature".
    it's a fricking library of information and all you gotta do is type in a keyword, phrase or question

    imo....
     
  22. Cdomains

    Cdomains Top Contributor VIP

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    If it makes you feel any better I think Adam Strong, the owner of NameBio, is an investor at DA.
     
  23. WhoaDomain.com

    WhoaDomain.com WhoaDomain.com VIP Gold Account

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    thanks but the "search feature" leaves something to be desired honestly. For example, I don't post in the VR thread much.you know the one. it's the one with 1 million + views and 500K + replies? well you would think doing a search for say VR Domains or Virtual Domains would pull that thread to the very top of the searches. but nope. you gotta dig thru 10+ pages just to find it. (IF THAT)

    There are times too that I remember reading something on here that I "liked" and I like alot of stuff on here. so instead of checking what I've liked best to do a search like you've said.

    9 times outta 10. I'd type in the keyword or phrase ( as best I can)

    and never find it.

    that's when I'm forced to have to ask the stupid question like " anyone remember the thread about..........?"

    I think I did it once or twice because I really needed the info again.

    like for example. I want to dig up an thread on here that mentioned the sale of a NNNNL domain? I know it sold for $63K? if I do a search for $63K or $63,000 you know I'd never find it even if I did title search.

    it will either not show in the results or get buried among thee other "similar" threads.

    so it's not exactly bulletproof.

    But thanks for the advice either way. I already understood that believe me. posting seems more efficient. plus helps with Namepros bottomline creating a page that generates income for the site. :xf.grin:
     
  24. WhoaDomain.com

    WhoaDomain.com WhoaDomain.com VIP Gold Account

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    sounds good. I've connected with that guy. Forget his name though. he seems help and reasonable and trustworthy.
     
  25. Cdomains

    Cdomains Top Contributor VIP

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    I would not worry.

    You could lose a potentially good deal.

    They are legit.

    I would create an account and do your negotiations.

    Good luck!!
     

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