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Do You Respond to Domain Sellers When You’re Not Interested?

Discussion in 'General Domain Discussion' started by News, Mar 7, 2018.

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  1. News

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  2. creataweb

    creataweb Top Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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  3. RGkiiing

    RGkiiing Established Member

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    No. Especially since they’re usually crappier versions of the name I already own. With a hyphen
     
  4. gilescoley

    gilescoley Top Member PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I always reply. One day that same person might have a domain you do want.

    When you approach an end-user asking if they are interested in a name, isn't it nice to get a reply, whether its a "Yes" or "No"

    It might be a name you think is crap, but to the right person/company it might be exactly what they want, this is something that seller doesn't know until he has sent the email and got a reply from you. There is no harm in saying "no thank you"...everyone deserves at least one reply, this is what us domainers do, we email or call people asking if they are interested in our names. Im not sure why people say "No" to this when they would expect a reply when you do the same thing. We all started off with crappy names :xf.smile:

    If you keep getting spammed with the same name then thats a different story

    Just my 2 cents
     
  5. Kate

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

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    It's usually spam, you are trying to sell your own domains and they want to sell you ugly variations lol.
     
  6. DN_Hunter

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    If the email has an attachment for a list of domain names, then I immediately delete the email (I am not going to open any attachments). But if the name(s) are directly in the email, I will look at the list and decide whether to reply on a case-by-case basis.

    NOTE: I really hate those silly variations of names I own (they usually have a dash or the words are jumbled in a different order and don't make any sense).

    Regards,
    DN
     
  7. BaileyUK

    BaileyUK Established Member

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    On average I get two or three unsolicited domain offers a day, In over 18 years I cant recall one domain that was even of mediocre quality. I would say just about all the emails originate from the Asian / Indian continent where making a living may be just a couple of $$ daily income...
    So my philosophy is why waste their valuable time replying, Your probably building-up their hopes with any reply and possibly a need for an interpreter.

    I should add that a few random checks have shown them to be mostly Unregistered domains - or domains shortly expiring with absolutely No chance of being on anybodies drop list
     
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  8. DennisR

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    I used to but haven't in years.

    Ate too much of my time and there's too much spam and junk. As a rule, I never buy from anything that comes from unsolicited email. I don't personally believe in the practice.
     
  9. alcy

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    yes I reply with my domains for sale.
     
  10. DomainVP

    DomainVP Domain Expert Gold Account VIP

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    Negative.

    I stopped answering inquiries until the 3rd eMail, works like a charm :)
     
  11. Embrand

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    I reply if it seems to be a personal message to me, but not to some random mass email that doesn't even include the name of the sender.
     
  12. BaileyUK

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    I do think there must be some sort of low-income from identifying domains that are in pending delete but very unlikely to be on a domainers catch list. offering them to owners of similar versions at a low-end premium price. Obviously the proposed seller is banking on the original registrant not checking , If he/she did check it will still show as registered.

    if there is a buck to be made - there is going to be somebody out there doing it, that's for sure
     
  13. golan

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    I never reply to spam sh*tty names. But i always courteuosly reply on nice emails offering real names, even if i'm not slightest interested.
     
  14. gilescoley

    gilescoley Top Member PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Also bare in mind, a lot of the emails you send will end up in that dreaded spam folder, especially if you have sent it to multiple people and from a gmail, Hotmail or yahoo email and that potential buyer will do the same as you and just delete it from their spam folder.

    Just make sure you check your spam folder and don't just empty it. I check my spam/junk folder almost every day as I have found offer emails in there before.
     
  15. maxtra

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    I always give a courteous reply and direct them to my domains for sale. Building up rapport with non-spammers can lead to great opportunity.
     
  16. winst

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    Nope.

    Not only that they try to sell me the crapy version of my domain.
    When I say crappy, I mean really crappy like extra meaningless letter added in the middle of 2 word name crappy.

    Many of the offers are also from scammers (if they were not scammers, then they should really reconsider their tactics).

    For example, I get same offers from different emails, from different people. Yet, when I did the research, none of them are the domain name owners or using the same email address, some of domains were even pending deletion.
     
  17. JanO

    JanO This advertising space is for sale Gold Account Blue Account

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    @winst fyi: your (nick)name means "profit" in Dutch :)
     
  18. winst

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    Really? Haha I did not know that. It was my English name that was cut-off by accident. I guess it pretty much sums up my domaining journey: accidental profits!
     
  19. Anjani

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    I recently wrote a mail to one of the business owners who i believed would be a great prospect cause my domain is an exact match to his current business and was really impressed with his courteous response though it never converted into a sale...hope to be courteous to fellow hustlers:xf.smile:
     

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