Was browsing Flippa last night and came across a domain I liked. Hit the BIN button and started an Escrow.com transaction. Woke up this morning to a message from the seller: Googled his name only to find out that he’s a domainer, runs a website for domainers, has been a speaker at NamesCon, etc. Basically: should know better. I get it. Sometimes you list a domain and forget to update its price. It’s happened to me. But that’s on the seller, not the buyer. And in these cases, I’ve always honoured the transaction without question and quietly given myself a talking-to after. It would also be another thing if he had let the domain expire or no longer owned it — but he does. Honest mistake or not, responses like this really paint our industry in a negative light. In this case, I hit BIN – that’s pretty cut and dry. But also, if you’re going to negotiate with someone (as a buyer or a seller), keep your word. If we want the industry to be respected in the mainstream, it’s our responsibility to make that happen. Anyway, getting off my soapbox now. This was my reply: Haven’t heard anything back yet but have no qualms about naming or shaming if the seller doesn’t follow through with this transaction.