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Freemarket is spamming Flippa's failures

Located in Warnings and Alerts started by Joseph Green, Mar 25, 2015.

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  1. chetan9693

    chetan9693 Upgraded Member Gold Account VIP

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    I too received such one mail for the domain that was already sold here to fellow Namepros member a long time back, though i didn't realized that I received mail from free market because of listing it on flippa before
     
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  2. bashishtha

    bashishtha Established Member

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    I just got the same mail for one of my domains but the domain was never listed on Flippa. That makes clear that they are not just spamming the flippa users, they are looking for good domains that are parked for sale on any marketplace and they are mailing to grab attention to try their marketplace.
     
  3. chetan9693

    chetan9693 Upgraded Member Gold Account VIP

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    I think same was my case
     
  4. bashishtha

    bashishtha Established Member

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    Holy Cow I didn't saw this coming. The domain they mailed me for is mtech.info(sorry for disclosing the domain) and they have given a button in their email which says "Sell your listing with 1 Click".
    So I thought lets click on this button and see what happens. When I clicked on that button I was taken to a listing page which was not live yet but the title and pitch was already written there.

    Title- Mtech.info Perfect Educational Domain with Huge Search Volume
    Pitch- Hello,\n\nExactly Educational Mtech Domain which can be used in many ways...\nDomain:\nMtech.info\nGoogle Search:\n2,470,000,000\nThis is an extremely good investment and the price is bound to grow exponentially in the future.\nSome top .info domain sales\nsex.info $202,000 Sedo\ntravel.info $116,000 Sedo\nnewyork.info $70,000 Private\nfree.info $42,000 Private\nchinese.info $37,111 Sedo\ncredit.info $36,000 Sedo\ncasino.info $35,127 Sedo\nchristian.info $35,000 Private\ndubai.info $35,000 Sedo\nceo.info $32,500 T.R.A.F.F.I.C.\nonlinecasino.info $30,005 GoDaddy\nscience.info $30,000 Private\ngeld.info $29,885 Sedo\nstrom.info $29,610 Sedo\nmanucure.info €29,500 Sedo\ncamping.info $28,100 Sedo\nnew-york.info $27,305 Sedo\nfunds.info $26,958 Sedo\nringtone.info $25,625 Sedo\ncreditcard.info $25,500 Private\nwallstreet.info $25,500 Private\nadware.info $25,350 Moniker\nmedicine.info $25,000 Private\npaydayloans.info $24,000 Sedo\nringtone.info $23,805 Sedo\namerican.info $23,530 T.R.A.F.F.I.C.\nnew-york.info $22,864 Sedo\njesus.info $22,500 SnapNames\nflowers.info $22,005 GoDaddy\nmoney.info $22,000 T.R.A.F.F.I.C.\nseo.info $21,930 Sedo\ngeld.info $21,500 Sedo\nprinter.info $21,500 Sedo\nbest.info $20,880 Sedo\nOther Extensions:\n\ncom net org biz us\ntaken taken taken taken taken\n\nHappy Bidding :)

    Although there is a bug but they are really trying to pull some customers.
     
  5. AGAME

    AGAME Get That Perfect Name Gold Account VIP

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    What behavior? They've identified a market (non-wining auctions) and they're trying to tap into it. Its actually pretty clever. They're not trying to sell you something, they're trying to help you sell something that you could not.

    If you have ever moved within the United States (dont know where you are), you receive dozens of what we all call "junk" mailings offering all sorts of services like garage door repair, carpet cleaning, lawn services, roofing, siding repairs, painting... you name it. Its business, pure and simple. These people have identified a market (recent movers) and are trying to sell services to them.
     
  6. tomcarl

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    I hope they "spam" me next, it would save me some time publishing my listings there. I'm going to reply for them whoisology me and email me for everything I own with one-click pre-filled listings. ;)

    I always thought domainers wanted to list their domains on every marketplace available, especially with no fees.

    That's kinda like if I'm trying to sell my house and a real estate agency with a following calls me and asks me if I'd like to have my home listed with them for free, no gimmicks, no hassles, no exclusivity, and they'd take a lower commission than any other agents I'm working with and then I yell at them and say I'm on the DNC list then file a complaint against them.
     
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  7. Joseph Green

    Joseph Green Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    As previously mentioned, I've never listed the domain on Flippa. In fact, I've never listed it anywhere, because it's not a domain that I'm interested in selling. The email is 100% spam disguised as something else.
     
  8. AGAME

    AGAME Get That Perfect Name Gold Account VIP

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    OK, well that is wrong. If that is the case then I stand corrected. I received emails from them regarding Flippa auctions which failed to sell so to me I figured it was something to look into. But if they're blindly sending out emails with just any domain then I do not like that either.

    I will let this thread know if I have received similar emails regarding names that have never been auctioned on Flippa.
     
  9. Tia Wood

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    I just got one today from a failed Flippa auction from over a year ago.
     
  10. Billy Bradley

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    This is definitely another way of scam as many of my friends who never listed their domains received this mail so it obviously mean it is just a disguised and we should report it and blacklist the email we got it from so we never get such message again.
     
  11. hn

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    Well personally I dont mind as long as they have an unsubscribe button. I think its a great marketing tool wherein they are targeting failed auctions on Flippa. For example I tried selling a domain on NP, Flippa and then I received this email from FreeMarket. Now I am already seeing bids on my domains! For me its good because they somehow seem to have better reach as I have more bids on my domains.
     
  12. Brian masin

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    Right swipe that
     
  13. Brian masin

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    The thing is u all can complain all u want but there will never be a solution to spamming or people utilizing systems such as who is.. I have been in the lead gen business for over ten years and now that big data is so big...with the government....u folks have no chance to ever be free.
     
  14. Vinod R

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    I have got this email and I can see that the description is exactly as I have written on Flippa for the same name. In addition to that there is also the description of another domain name which I tried a year back to sell on Flippa. I guess Freemarket is scraping Flippa.
     
  15. Joseph Green

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  16. Vinod R

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    That is enough of a reason not to sell there. Since the OP has gone public they issued the money back, there would be many other cases where the seller would have been helpless and lost the money and domain.
     
  17. Joseph Green

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    My thoughts exactly. Freemarket only resolved that particular case because of public pressure.
     
  18. kawalsukhi

    kawalsukhi Top Member VIP

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    Anyways any kind of spam is wrong practice whether done by small domainer or a BIG firm, Nobody likes it!
     
  19. Soofi

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    they gaining any sort of market space compared to flippa?
     
  20. Joseph Green

    Joseph Green Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Nope, Compete.com shows that Freemarket is on a serious decline. That's probably what provoked their reckless email campaign (spamming).
     
  21. Kate

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

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    Today they sent us the same spam, for a domain name that we never listed for sale (we use it).

    They are not just targeting the domain names put up for sale.
    They are spamming indiscriminately.

    Shame on you Freemarket.com.
     
  22. Kate

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  23. Hidigo

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    That is so low and embarasing from them.
     
  24. vivaldi

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    Ouch, I'm happy I don't own any stocks in this company. Not long ago they screwed up with their "safe" and mandatory escrow service that left a fellow Namepros member without money and his domain only to get the help after he told his story on the forum. I find their methods very strange, this is not how you gain confidence.
     
  25. Archangel

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    I had a domain sell on Flippa, and these morons asked me to sell at their site, since they thought the domain didn't sell. They'll never have my business, no exceptions. They're amateurs
     

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