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No response from potential end user

Labeled as advice in Domain Selling and Domain Sales started by Appamite, Jul 11, 2019.

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  1. Appamite

    Appamite Established Member

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    Hi Pros,

    I own a 7 letter domain name. While I was researching potential prospects for the name, I came across an Austria company that looks like a potential suitor. I reached out to the company social media manager but didn't get a reply ( she read it ). They're the first suitor I had reached out to.

    About the domain:

    The domain I own is 7L.com (e.g Bxxxxxx.com) and the company main website 7L + the industry.com ( Bxxxxxx-automotive.com ) also, the company owns two other extensions of my own domain .de and .at of which one redirects to the main company website and the other is under construction.

    From what I can see, there seems to be a potential market for the company outside Europe. Also, the company doesn't have consistency with their brand name. They use automotive, cars and other related words interchangeably in their marketing.


    My questions:

    1. Do you think I should send them another email.
    2. Does it mean they don't have a use for the domain?
    3. Should I just keep the domain for some time and wait till they contact me?

    I look forward to learning from you all.

    Thanks
     
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  2. gilescoley

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

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  3. karmaco

    karmaco Top Member VIP

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    Social media manager doesn’t make decisions. You should have looked for a real contact. Best now to wait awhile so as not to appear spammy. Just put the name up for sale.
     
  4. Lord Antares

    Lord Antares Top Member VIP

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    You need to send an email to the owner. Social media people and especially support people will just trash your email, because that's exactly what it is to them. The proper decision maker (i.e. ceo) needs to see it because he's the only one who gets to decide.

    Try using hunter.io, whois or domainIQ to see if there are more emails in the website.

    The way you described it, it sounds like there could be a reasonable chance that they will want the domain.
     
  5. biggie

    biggie Top Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    yes

    spammers don't have the leverage in sales, compared to those who wait to be contacted.
    they also average higher returns per sale, than those who solicit

    imo...
     
  6. Appamite

    Appamite Established Member

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    Yes, I did search on USPTO. Found nothing.
    I'll try to search on Austria trademark search companies to see if any.

    Thanks for this.
     
  7. Appamite

    Appamite Established Member

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    I appreciate your feedback. Thank you. 😁
     
  8. Appamite

    Appamite Established Member

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    I tried that. Hunter io showed some emails but the email of the CEO is the general business email. e.g [email protected]

    Thanks for the feedback. I'll keep the domain.
     
  9. Appamite

    Appamite Established Member

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    I thought so too. So I decided to list the domain for sale.
     
  10. Appamite

    Appamite Established Member

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    I did some searches now on the term and nothing came up.
     

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  11. Appamite

    Appamite Established Member

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    Can I send you a direct message?
     
  12. dande

    dande UNNATURE.COM VIP

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    The best thing to do is to just list the name for sale and wait. It will market itself.
     
  13. Appamite

    Appamite Established Member

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    Okay, I did that. Arms crossed 😁.

    Thanks
     
  14. dande

    dande UNNATURE.COM VIP

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    Sometimes it could be a long wait. Don't go with the hope they'll come around in the next 48hrs. It takes years most times. But in the end, the wait may worth it.
     
  15. Appamite

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    Before I made the post I sent a follow up message 2 days ago. They're yet to open it.

    I'll wait for sure. Learning the ropes little by little.

    Thanks for your words.
     
  16. DomainGuy86

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    Social media employees are as about as uninvolved as human resources...avoid them at all costs.

    You have to ask yourself who makes the executive decisions and directs the overall vision of the company?

    The executive suite. Everyone else just does what they're told and tries not to overstep their decision-making authority.

    Think about it...if I'm stuck in a cubicle all day, worried about deadlines and rumors of my department being outsourced overseas...do I care about some random email that would involve research and going to the boss who may shoot the idea down? Answer is probably not.

    Remember...executives control vision...your domain is part of that.

    Have an upright business posture...you have a name (presumably) that would solidify their online presence--which is crucial for doing business.

    Some social media guy or gal is just posting click-bait drivel on Twitter and Instagram, worried about when their lunch break is so they can go pick up a pumpkin-spiced latte'. These are not business people.

    If I owned a company that is serious about establishing an online presence, I WANT that .com!

    Business people understand that you have to pay to do business--so don't be timid. They pay lawyers, brokers, insurance agents...stupid amounts of money. You're $2,000 or whatever is hardly going to break the bank.

    The boss probably just paid that much to service his BMW at the dealer. Then he/she writes it off as a business expense.

    Product. Price. Place. Promotion. You got one shot...do it right.
     
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2019
  17. Jonathan Beadle

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    Love this. Well said!
     
  18. biggie

    biggie Top Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    lol

    I can envision exactly what you said :)

    imo...
     
  19. Sumeeth

    Sumeeth DomExpert VIP

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    May be see if that company available in linkedin if so search for their employee may be ceo, marketing director or manager or business development or cto and reach them..
     
  20. gilescoley

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

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    Sure no problem.
     
  21. Appamite

    Appamite Established Member

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    Thanks, I'll do that.
     
  22. Appamite

    Appamite Established Member

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    I thought of that too. The company registered the .de and .at of my 7L.com domain but had to get another of the 7L + hyphen + automotive.com since they could'nt acquire the dot com domain.


    I appreciate your feedback. This is really valuable, I'll keep this in mind from now on.
     
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2019
  23. Appamite

    Appamite Established Member

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    I found the CEO and the Managing director. But not on LinkedIn. Thanks for your input.
     
  24. Paul 11

    Paul 11 Upgraded Member Gold Account

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    Brings up Trusting the universe for me vs. fear. AND, too, I want to stay active with things like check my listings to make sure everything is correct etc etc... Thank you Dande (thank you for reminding me of dandy)
     
  25. Paul 11

    Paul 11 Upgraded Member Gold Account

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    Going to check out what you shared... really appreciate you said things "straight up", as you see it. Thanks.
     

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