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If some buyer calls you a squatter, send them this...

Labeled as advice in General Domain Discussion started by TCK, Sep 12, 2019.

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  1. TCK

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  2. MrAcidic

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    Nice article

    would not bother sending it someone who called me a cybersquatter, most people have their minds made up already and engaging with that personality type holds no interest for me.
     
  3. TCK

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    The general public needs educating. They have misconceptions about domain investors. That’s the purpose of the article.

    Some people will use this tactic to make you feel guilty so as to get you to sell for cheap even though they have a healthy budget. Hopefully the article will help you there too.
     
  4. MrAcidic

    MrAcidic Upgraded Member Gold Account VIP

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    Luckily, I do not suffer from guilt when it comes to selling, someone calls me that I do not do business with them - simple. Enjoyed reading the article though :xf.smile:
     
  5. TCK

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    I come across a lot of people that want a domain but cannot get beyond the resale price of X,XXX if they can register a new domain for 15 bucks, even if it’s for XXX. That is what motivated the article. Hopefully it will nudge some buyers in the right direction to pull the trigger. :xf.wink:
     
  6. garptrader

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    Real estate agents push the concept of location to justify the selling price of a property. Retail stores and restaurants realize the value of location to their business. Yet most domain buyers place little value or importance to the type of domain they acquire for their website. Meanwhile they will spend five figures on it consultants, travel, attorneys, advertising etc without hesitation - just a cost of doing business.
     
  7. TCK

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    Exactly. The reality is that most people understand real estate. It's been around forever. But people need to be educated about the true value of domains. That's the premise of the article.
     
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  8. DomainRecap

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    I need to build a time machine and go back and smack around the morons who decided to call it "Domain Squatting" when that is a total misnomer, and what TM scammers are *allegedly* doing is "IP Squatting" or "TM Squatting".

    The registrant owns the domain title, so there is no possible way to be "squatting" on your own property - the only thing *allegedly* being used without license or ownership is the other guy's TM.
     
  9. TCK

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    The real squatters have given all domain investors a bad name. Also those that literally spammed people with terrible domain names that no one would ever buy.

    That's why we need a campaign to educate the public. Because when someone approaches you because they are actually interested in one of your domains, they automatically put you in the category of one of the two groups I mentioned above.
     
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    The "web guy's" contact us and try to buy good domains cheap so that they can keep most of the client's budget for themselves.
     
  12. Bob Hawkes

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    Thanks for sharing the article @TCK . I particularly liked the section Why You Should Be Glad a Domain Name You Want is Owned by a Domain Investor, but there are many well said things throughout.

    I think that all of us each day need to do our very best to promote the positive benefits of a robust domain aftermarket, and to do more to encourage views of domaining that are positive.

    While I fully realize that this is easier said than done, I think if domain investing became viewed more as a service than an investment would help. I know many do this already and naturally, I think providing assistance before, during and after a sale, from choosing the right name to support with technical questions related to things like transfer or DNS settings or promotion of a new website, are all very positive.

    Thanks again,

    Bob
     
  13. biggie

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    so, how does the general public or someone who contacts you about a domain... know if you are a squatter, a spammer, a domain investor or all of the above?

    how can they see a distinction, when a role, strategy or mindset, can be interchangeable at any time?

    imo....
     
  14. Casey L

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    I think average person most likely doesn’t know the difference between those distinctions because many people don’t know about or understand that the secondary domain market exists. Generally speaking, when someone receives an outbound pitch, they’re thinking “you want me to pay $xxxx for a domain? Godaddy sells them for $18 a year!”
     

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