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Lesson Learnt: What not to do during negotiation

Labeled as discuss in General Domain Discussion, started by abstractdomainer, Jul 26, 2020

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  1. NameDeck

    NameDeck Top Contributor VIP

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    I don't think that was his point. Like you stated right after.

    For a broker to reach out to his contacts is not spam. Randomly contacting strangers is. That's not what a broker does.

    The label does matter though. Broker vs spammer. The distinction is definitely there. It's not 'just' words.

    I could be selling drugs on a street corner or I could be selling it from my licensed shop. Drug dealer Vs entrepreneur. We're both selling drugs but there's a huge difference.
     
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  2. Joe Nichols

    Joe Nichols Common sense consultant VIP

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    If you're contacting people randomly, you're doing it wrong.
    How do you think brokers make some of those contacts? I've worked with a couple different ones. Respected ones. Trust me, they make cold calls.

    The analogy is poor. Explain how a broker actively selling your name is more acceptable than doing it yourself.
     
  3. NameDeck

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    On that I agree. And I think that's the point. There's too much random emails going out. Just because you think someone might be interested in your domain doesn't make it less random, and I definitely would not consider that chasing leads.

    In a perfect scenario, sure. You Google for prospects, and look. There's the startup that just launched under your exact match. But let's face the truth. 99% of the time that's not what we're talking about when people do outbound.

    Sure they do. See my previous comment regarding 'a perfect world'. But let's not pretend we can compare outbounders to brokers.

    I could've come up with a different one but it's just an illustration. Obviously not 100% accurate.

    And no, there is no difference. It's the cold calling and the magnitude of it that is unacceptable to me. Again, let's not pretend a broker uses the same tactics as most people trying to sell their names by outbound. Whole different playing field as well, most of the time.

    But let us not focus on brokers Vs outbounders. The issue at hand is whether cold calling is acceptable. It's not, no matter how fancy you dress it up.
     
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  4. Rory Ivey

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    Just send link to purchase at dan. Faster the better.
     
  5. biggie

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    Hi

    it's naïve to not consider
    that soliciting someone else's 6 figure name, could get the owner a C&D or UDRP, especially if whom they contact, tries to get the name thru reverse hijacking.

    and the reason why brokers get commissions, is because they are trying to "pimp" somebody else's domain name.

    as is, today.. any nobody, can say they are a borker. misspelling intended.
    so, there is risk there as well.

    imo...
     
  6. Marshall

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    Always give them options in case of payment.
    Some buyers would consider Paypal for such small transactions whereas some will want escrow for even the smallest of transactions.
    At the end of the day, you're just a random stranger trying to sell them stuff. So you want to make them as comfortable as you can.
     
  7. Joe Nichols

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    Of course it's acceptable. Some do it right; some do it wrong. The latter is unacceptable.

    You're giving businesses an opportunity to acquire an asset of value, which they never would have known about had you not contacted them. You really think that outbound buyers don't appreciate getting that chance to keep these names away from their competition?

    I bet you have even received the odd cold call where you engaged because you thought, "Yeah, this actually interests me." Maybe it was a survey, charity, political party... Cold calling works, but it comes down to two things: targeting and professionalism.

    In the four years I've been doing it, I've never had negative feedback.
     
  8. Joe Nichols

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    I would never advocate outbounding a name with TM issues. I agree with you: that is absolutely not okay.
     
  9. biggie

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    Hi

    a domain doesn't have to have TM issues, for a company to try to obtain it thru reverse hijacking.
    as nothing prevents them from filing a complaint and saying you own a domain which is confusingly similar to their mark.
    at that point, you become the "respondent" and if you don't respond, you loose.
    and when you lawyer up, then it costs you, to defend your asset.

    here's one i picked out of the blue,
    https://www.ssrana.in/articles/reve...syndication&utm_campaign=LinkedIn-integration

    imo..
     
  10. NameDeck

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    Just because something can be done and is being done at large scale doesn't make it acceptable. Besides the regulations that may differ depending on your country you have to decide for yourself what category of people you want to be part of. I'll leave filling in the different types of categories to your imagination :)

    This is a common misunderstanding and in contrast to what outbound marketing represents. That's the sales pitch.

    You don't offer them something of value, you are looking for them to give you something of value. Usually a good paycheck.

    Besides, who are you to decide on what is to be considered to be of value to them? Not you personally, you use your common sense, but generally speaking. Again, 99% of outbounders don't know what they're doing.

    And where does it end? What sets the domain industry apart from the SEO/webdesign spammers? They might bring real value to a company. Emphasis on might. Just like a premium domain. It might be valuable to your target.

    Nah, have been in sales for too long to recognise the game. They never have an opportunity. They're just looking to make money. They don't care about me and you. But yes, it works. It a numbers game. People will fall for it.

    Because you obviously have a brain :). Lots of people don't or just lack basic morals.

    I'm not judging anyone. Do whatever works for you. I think I do outbound once or twice a year but never unsolicited and if I did, would just be honest about it and call things for what they are.

    People like you can probably do outbound in an somewhat acceptable way but I sincerely think the industry should never ever advocate this way of selling domains as a good option.
     
  11. Joe Nichols

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    That's true of every business. And of course I offer something of value. If I didn't, I wouldn't make sales.
    I tend to agree, but this is exactly why I engage about the topic on the forum. People are going to do it regardless, and if they are then they should do it in a professional, respectful, and meaningful manner.
     
  12. jim h

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    That's why I set a buy it now price.
     
  13. TauseefKhan

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    1. make sure the domain registrar is of highest repute or the one most people are aware of
    2. provide a direct link at the domain registrar website itself for buyers to checkout
    3. transfer first and receive later - an option most domain investors use
    4. using a business email address with full signature puts your proposal looks genuine
     
  14. TheBuyerz

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    Lying is never a good idea to achieve your goal, that was not necessary and not professional... especially that it was just in the same period that you supposedly received a second offer by another buyer... it was obvious for him that it was a lie.

    If I was the buyer, I had did the same... I will see this as scam, first I got an offer from an unknown seller by email, second because of the insistence, third for asking money first, fourth because you lied to me and this is unforgivable in business, this is not politic.

    When you lose your reputation, even if you own a.com and willing to sell it for a low balls, no one will approach you and takes you as trustworthy person, your image is already settled as scammer... just be sincere with your clients to preserve your business.
     
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  15. AbdulBasit.com

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    Never ever accept first offer which you did in your case. Always counter even if you're willing to accept the buyer's initial offer.
     
  16. Jimmysun

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    I'll never believe someone bluffing me like that way so I won't do that to the buyer either, if you really want to do bluffing to that buyer you should say...Hi, someone offered me more and it's sold, case closed, bye. and then you transfer to another registrar and re-list it again.:yawn:
     
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  17. coolhands

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    I think they can legally go out of it, because they didn't sign any contract to pay for the domain. And if not! it's will be time/energy/money wasting to sue a Business that's is not even in the same country where you live.
     
  18. DTR Alex

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    And, keep a time-gap of 24 hours in replying the email, don't reply too quickly!

    You can also send an invoice to receive the payment, because it is must if you are dealing with some large corporations...
     

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