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Outbound for 5-6 figure domain names

Labeled as sales in General Domain Discussion started by Federer, Nov 25, 2019.

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  1. Federer

    Federer Top Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Although many here sit back and simply wait for top offers for their digital assets (best way to extract max. value), have any investors had success (at least 1 or 2 "5-6 figure" sales) by proactively contacting (email or phone) a few select buyers, individually, regarding an ultra-premium .COM domain? (1-2 word)
     
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  2. Sumeeth

    Sumeeth DomExpert VIP

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    I don't think so. Whenever I contact end user , in case he likes domain, they are not offering more than 150$:( , @Federer do you have any luck?

    Thanks,
    Sumeeth
     
  3. Federer

    Federer Top Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I am talking here about premium domains, like GiftBaskets.com, MovingCompanies.com, DiscountVoucher.com, StockPhotos.com.
     
  4. YairDD

    YairDD Established Member

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    NVM. 5 figures
     
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2019
  5. Riz M.

    Riz M. EmpireNames.com

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    I got offer for smartflex // com 6k which i turned down ...
     
  6. barman

    barman Established Member

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    This is what good brokers do all day long, outbound on 5, 6, and 7 figure names. When all is said and done, it's just sales.

    If you believe in the product you're selling, then sales is easy. If you're trying to swindle a crap name on somebody for $300, then the low price doesn't make it easier. Crap is crap.

    It's the same amount of work to prospect, contact, and attempt to sell a $1,000 and a $100,000 name (same amount of work, not necessarily the same amount of skill)

    In fact, brokers only work with higher tier names because the commission on a 6 figure name makes it worth their time. While a commission on a $1,000 is peanuts and would bring shame to their families.

    The question is if any "investors" have done this, and the answer is yes, of course.
     
  7. biggie

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    Hi

    with a name like giftbaskets.com, would you really have to reach out, or want to?

    i'd imagine an example domain like that would gets lots of traffic, during certain times of the year.

    i feel what you're asking, but it probably depends on the price range the owner acquired those type of names at.

    ie: if they were hand regged years ago and held by same registrant
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    if they were purchased at higher price in auction or from original owner and new owner is looking to resell.

    in that scenario, i'd assume the latter would be more likely to reach out, than the original registrant.

    imo...
     
  8. Internet.Domains

    Internet.Domains Top Member VIP

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    Thanks for starting the conversation @Federer!
    With you being a prolific and successful seller, I would be most interested in hearing your thoughts or experiences regarding. Thanks!
     
  9. Rob Monster

    Rob Monster CEO, Epik Epik.com Staff PRO Gold Account VIP

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    For a valuable domain, I would forget outbound. We actually tried it for years. It cheapens the value of the domain, and in my experience does more harm than good, plus annoys people with inevitable unsolicited emails, especially if you email to privacy proxies or people use their own email forwarders.

    The exception here is if you have a qualified offer, and now want to see if the OTHER logical buyer want to submit a competing bid. You make it very clear that a named party is going to buy and if the want to bid higher, they have X hours to engage, otherwise you are moving forward with the offer in hand.

    Outbound is great for the cheap stuff. There are folks buying hand-reg names on deal (e.g. $0.99 .co) and flipping them for $250 to $1000. Fine, I am happy for folks who have found that niche for geo-vertical names like PeoriaLandscaping.com or whatever. That is mostly small game and I don't knock it.

    However, for the premium stuff, I see more downside from asking for a UDRP or a C&D, due to indication of bad faith registration. With inbound, you have a much more compelling case that you bought it with some intended use in the foreseeable future.

    ICYMI on inbound: https://www.namepros.com/threads/yall-wanna-shoot-the-moon.1162085/
     
  10. frank-germany

    frank-germany domainer since 2001 / musician Gold Account VIP

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  11. Shackleton

    Shackleton Established Member

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    Stockphotos.com has the potential to be one of the most valuable domain names in existence. I don't imagine they have to do any outbound cold calls. Getty images will contact them!!
     
  12. Recons.Com

    Recons.Com Top Member VIP

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    Sold this month:

    one domain via linkedin for $6.5K, 6.3K net (bought for $353 in 2015)

    one domain via direct face to face for $13K net (bought 4 weeks ago for $3650)
     
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2019
  13. bashariqbal

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    Recently I came across a thread hear where the OP's majority of sales are through outbound but they were mainly quick flips. Here is the link. So I think if you do want quick ROI and have the right domains you can do targeted outbound.
     
  14. equity78

    equity78 Top Member TLDInvestors.com TheDomains Staff PRO Gold Account VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Good point by reaching out you put yourself in a less favorable position then just sitting back with that premium name and waiting for offers. Of course top brokers do this and get value for their clients, but original registrants tend to want the offers to come to them.
     
  15. Ariff BD

    Ariff BD Restricted (85-100%)

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    will you share some tips for outbound sales?
     

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