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Got an offer for 5K for a LLLL . COM Counter or no?

Labeled as advice in Domain Buying and Selling Discussion, started by blogspotter, Jul 23, 2020

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  1. blogspotter

    blogspotter Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Just when I am starting to get into domaining,
    I just got an offer for 5 K from a godaddy broker on behalf of a buyer.
    What should be my first response?

    It is a short brandble .com
     
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  2. blogspotter

    blogspotter Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I am also kinda excited because I have been analysing a lot of domains that I want to buy of late so this will give me some capital instead of infusing fresh cash.
     
  3. johnn

    johnn WeSellName.com VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    It depends on the LLLL.com name

    LOVE.com - No
    ZXKW.com - Yes
     
  4. blogspotter

    blogspotter Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I mean, if I should at least give a counter, and if so what would be appropriate as general negotiation etiquette.
    Also It is more like lovn. Com
     
  5. Mister Funsky

    Mister Funsky Top Contributor VIP

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    You joined in 07 and just now getting started!?!?!

    Mask the letters somehow if you want someone to offer input...the post above sums it up...depends on the letters.
     
  6. johnn

    johnn WeSellName.com VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    LOVN.dating is an active dating site.
     
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  7. Mister Funsky

    Mister Funsky Top Contributor VIP

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    I will almost always counter because the initial offer is usually too low...this may be a motivated buyer for one reason or another so that is why the number is higher. Do a careful search of the letters and see if there is a new product or company they can relate to.

    ADD: if it is the same as the site above, you definitely want to increase
     
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  8. blogspotter

    blogspotter Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Ikr. Lost decade 😭
    I used to buy domains i like, not with the intention of selling, mostly as end users. Only recently I thought of trying my hand being that i have been into online marketing for over a decade
    What is masking??
    It is letter vo wel letter letter
     
  9. blogspotter

    blogspotter Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Not exactly lovn.. I was playing with the word love to say it is not that premium, but not gibberish either
    Is it a good idea to mention the domain?
    I m still not very aware of forum etiquette yet.

    I didn't see anything with that name on google.
    I have had enquiries from china korea etc in the past
     
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  10. Mister Funsky

    Mister Funsky Top Contributor VIP

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    Put the letters up in some way (image, convoluted, distorted, etc) so they won't be picked up by the search engine bots. Maybe four words with the letter in each word made bold inserted into a sentence. It is a shame we have to do things this way, but until you sell it is smart not to have the name indexed.
     
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  11. TheBuyerz

    TheBuyerz Established Member

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    I would accept if you hand regged it or bought it for cheap, this will give you more cash to buy other domain names you are targetting.

    If you think you will recieve more offers in the future and it worth more than what it is offered, you should counter offer ... I suggest you to appraise your domain name by an expert first.
     
  12. RJ

    RJ Domain Buyer PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Counter, counter, counter, counter!

    Always counter.
     
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  13. korganian

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    Tell the Godaddy broker you will take $10k for it.
     
  14. Ostrados

    Ostrados EpicName.com VIP

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    It depends on the name value ofcourse

    Do this If else:
    if offer is higher than actual value then Accept
    elseIf offer is just right then counter little higher (to eliminate any overpaying doubts at the end user side)
    elseif offer is lower than actual value then counter much higher
     
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  15. Donnyd

    Donnyd Upgraded Member Gold Account

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    GD brokers don't care. Just ask them how near to 20k can you get. Don't just leave a number. Direct me on name maybe I will buy it if it is outstanding. Plus they are not bound by shi-, it's like a blank offer from a blank person. GD will not force them to buy if the back out at 5k, 10k or whatever so just 4x and don't leave money on table. Also look for recent TM that may have been done.
     
  16. blogspotter

    blogspotter Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    The word is weird. By it selt it doesn't form any word. But add one letter it has many possibilities. Example. Ability civility. It is not lity but you get the drift. I bought it in 2012 in a gdd auction for low 300s.

    This domain had about 10 inquiries even though i have whois. But noone responded when i countered 10k so far in the past.

    On jutia, there arw about 10 trademarks with h
    This word but not in entirety. Like civi-lity if i use the above example. One letter addition makes it a beautiful 5 letter word and 2 are trademarked. Like a-lity and b-lity. Again lity is not the word.
     
  17. gilescoley

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    Always counter. I never accept the first offer.
     
  18. blogspotter

    blogspotter Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Just to add buyer is willing to pay all fees and brokerages
     
  19. lovely4ever

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    If in the past nobody responded when you countered 10k , Then dont repeat the mistake , specially in the current economic situation , Its fair enugh to counter 7k as a last price for the buyer to take it or leave it .

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  20. blogspotter

    blogspotter Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    They were all from other domainers emailed directly via whois without any offer to be fair and i just replied saying 10k
     
  21. lovely4ever

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    Thats worse actualy !! because if the emails you recieved were from domainers i think you would expect as usual silly offers like $100 or $200 . thats why they disappear when they see the $10k
     
  22. blogspotter

    blogspotter Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I counted and Justia has 54 results with my 4 letter word as a Suffix if that means anything

    I have never posted this domain on any Marketplace.
    I bought it in hopes of developing someday as it was brandable with a single letter word hack like del.i.cio.us
    more like a.bility.com
    Funny to think about it
     
  23. ultradog

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    Think of it as a brand and see if it works. Does it suggest a meaning? Does it have a positive or pleasant sound? IF it is also an easily-pronounced word that is not clumsy and sounds like a real word, I'd ask at least 15-20k. You can always come down.
     
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  24. forge

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    Forget about TMs, they're meaningless in this equation. Focus on getting your domain sold!
     
  25. blogspotter

    blogspotter Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Let me put it this way, it sounds exactly like a very nice single syllable 4 LLLL word, but it is not spelled like a simple "song" more like sogn, but it is not made up. It is an accepted currently usable spelling for the same letter and you will read it like i said when you see it. It is just that the the word itself needs a prefix to make it meaningful, as all the available brands using my syllable suggest.
     

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