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Contacting Attorneys

Labeled as discuss in Niche Domain Discussion, started by Cdomains, Jun 7, 2016

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  1. Cdomains

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    I have a few legal domains I am considering doing outbound on.

    Has anyone had any luck selling this type of domain, with outbound, to lawyers?

    Also, do you think it is more risky contacting lawyers because of their profession?

    I should mention all the domains I am talking about here are generic and not TM domains.
     
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  2. Cdomains

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    Anyone?
     
  3. Kate

    Kate Domainosaurus Rex VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    There are few threads touching on the topic... overall they are probably not the easiest target.
     
  4. DNScholar

    DNScholar DNScholar.com

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    Same approach you should involve as you do with other businesses, Good Luck!
     
  5. Cdomains

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    I am asking if others have done this and what their experience has been.
     
  6. DNScholar

    DNScholar DNScholar.com

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    I have no luck in selling but the toughest part is going beyond front desk. If you have contact details of decision maker than the situation might be different. Anyways trying is not bad.
     
  7. Cdomains

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    I do this every day, as my job, and I do outbound everyday, so I know how to contact end users.

    I have avoided contacting attorneys in the past and I am looking for someone who actually has contacted attorneys with an offer for a domain name and what their experience was like, and any advice they have about this.
     
  8. biggie

    biggie GreenFriendly.com VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Hi

    if you're sending solicitations every day, then who you solicit, should be irrelevant.... since it's your job


    however, i sold "www.chicagorealestateattorney.com" several years ago

    via sedo, incoming offer.

    Good Luck!

    imo....
     
  9. Cdomains

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    @biggie

    Thanks, but yours was incoming.

    I was wondering if contacting attorneys directly was a good idea considering what they do for a living and the general attitude they might have being contacted in the first place.

    I was looking for someone who has contacted one or more attorneys before and what their experience was in dealing with them.
     
  10. biggie

    biggie GreenFriendly.com VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Hi

    my point, which i guess was so in between the lines that a microscope may be needed to read it ;) , but:

    i feel that if you have no issue with soliciting others , then why be tentative about soliciting the "legals"?


    do you hesitate out of fear because they have the means and knowledge, to retaliate against you for soliciting?

    if you feel what you're doing is legit, then why the concern?

    reason for putting this to you like this, is so others can take the same "what if's" into consideration, prior to spamming others without thinking of possible consequences.

    it's good you asked the question, so at least you're conscious of how the receivers may feel.

    imo....
     
  11. Cdomains

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    Yes, that is my main concern as their profession and mind set could make them more likely to react in a negative way to being contacted out of the blue.

    So this is why I was looking for other NP member's experiences with this.
     
  12. DomainVP

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    It's hit-or-miss.

    If you are going to play in the 'legal' namespace, spend some money in the higher quality domains.

    Many lawyers don't 'get' the internet, so it's a hard sell.
     
  13. stub

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    I have never contacted an attorney about selling them a domain name, but John Berryhill has very negative thoughts about domainers trying to sell him domain names relative to his legal professional. He thinks he does just fine with the domain name he uses (if he even uses one). I think his opinion is probably widespread in his profession. For me personally, I'd go find some easier road to hoe. Like Dentists, perhaps :)
     
  14. Cdomains

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    I have a bunch of very good, generic legal domains, but I've never tried to reach out to lawyers through outbound for them, hence the reason for this post, and the advice I seek.
     
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    stub DNStore.com PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    @Cdomains - Well I wish you well with your efforts. But I'd guess it's going to be a hard sell to sell "a generic legal term" to a lawyer. What's the pitch?
     
  16. iTerminal

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    Just make sure you're not squatting when you contact an attorney :)
     
  17. Cdomains

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    Well the domains I am talking about are generic for example "divorce/attorney/com", which is not one of mine, but you get the point.

    So, there are plenty of possible end users for domains like this, but because the end users are attorneys I have hesitated contacting them even though these are very targeted domains and would be the exact match to their business.
     
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    I think a divorce attorney would have trouble with the global reach of the inquiries from divorceattorney.com. I know it's just an example. But you get my point. They'd need offices all over the country, if not the world. IMHO. BostonDivorceAttorney.com would be infinitely better.
     
  19. Cdomains

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    Yes, I see your point, but even though the reach is global do you think a company that sells kitchens locally would turn down kitchens/com because the reach was global and they only sold kitchens locally.

    It is still a relevant name and owning the exact match to your business is still desirable.
     
  20. stub

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    Yep. But they are not going to pay much, even if they were interested, because by nature, their business won't value the global leads. BostonDivorceAttorney.com is a much more significant name for them. IMHO :)
     
  21. stub

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    It's hard to sell a domain to someone who doesn't value it. That's just all IMHO. As I've said. Best of luck with your sales.
     
  22. golan

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    In this sense it's better, but overall DivorceAttorney sounds tons more solid than BostonDivorceAttorney.

    And from simple business, marketing, and SEO point of view, if a divorce attorney from Boston takes a wise decision to invest in divorceattorney.com domain, it's very simple to implement geotargeting, so that all visitors from MA, plus all visitors who came from Boston or MA search queries, land on his business home page, and all other visitors land on a nice descriptive article of couple thousand words length about divorce law, and in the end of this article are served with Adsense ads or even affiliate offer leading them to a site of divorce attorney in his region, and this said smart attorney may get up to hundred bucks for each such lead.
     
  23. Kate

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    If you own a domain of that caliber, I think you should already be getting unsolicited offers from time to time. If you don't, either the name isn't that good, or it's possible that lawyers are not getting it. Then it's the wrong target group. Of course some industries are more difficult than others. We have to pick our niches carefully.
     
  24. Domain Lead Finder

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    Yes all the sales were in the 100-300$ region. Nothing spectacular. As for legal action I do not know what they would sue me for, I sent them an email and I am willing to do the "time" LOL
     
  25. Cdomains

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    Funny!
     

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