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Sedo no longer shows seller info when making offer

Located in Domain Marketplace Reviews started by Embrand, Jan 11, 2019.

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  1. Embrand

    Embrand Michael Bilde ICA Member Gold Account VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I just noticed an annoying change at Sedo. When seeing a domain with a "Make Offer" pricing, you no longer get to a page that displays seller's country and "active since" status. Instead, a pop-up appears where you enter your bid and then you are directed to a confirmation page without this information.

    I cannot understand why Sedo would make this change. For me, it is important to be able to see where seller is from. At least it gives you a chance to check against the registrant in the whois.

    Even more importantly, the "active since" function is extremely important, I think. A seller that has been active since 2007 is less likely to be a scammer than one who just became a member in 2019 (unless his Sedo account has been hacked).

    I will be very careful making offers for domains at Sedo moving forward unless I have been able to reach out to the seller through whois, which is now often not possible.
     
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  2. equity78

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

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    Exactly it changed a couple months ago, and it's ridiculous, in my opinion they are rendering themselves useless and not worth the commission fee they earn.
     
  3. Embrand

    Embrand Michael Bilde ICA Member Gold Account VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Oh, sorry if this is old news. I just noticed it now. But yes, they are not making it easier for themselves.
     
  4. equity78

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

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    Here is a workaround, If you have a domain name parked at Sedo type that in, then click the buy it now button, so then you get a long url string, So I go to https://sedo.com/search/details/?partnerid=14456&language=us&domain=datasmash.com&origin=parking&utm_medium=Parking&utm_campaign=template&utm_source=2014 start editing it out back to the datasmash.com and put in the domain I am looking for like newly listed Payouts.co

    https://sedo.com/search/details/?partnerid=14456&language=us&domain=payouts.co

    Then you get the info.

    You don't have to own any names there just bookmark a name you know parked and for sale at Sedo to get the link.
     
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  5. equity78

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

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    No not old I don't think most noticed it, so good you pointed out here.
     
  6. Embrand

    Embrand Michael Bilde ICA Member Gold Account VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Great tip! I just tried it with a name that is listed as "make offer", and it works:

    https://sedo.com/search/details/?&language=us&domain=suv.deals
     
  7. equity78

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

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  8. Lagunaboy

    Lagunaboy Established Member

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    I noticed it a couple of months ago. What's the point in writing a description about the domain when no one can read it. Also, what about portfolio link that can normally be seen from within, now can't. I don't see any obvious reasons for the changes.
     
  9. Lagunaboy

    Lagunaboy Established Member

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    Do any sedo representative's ever come on to here to reply ?
     
  10. Embrand

    Embrand Michael Bilde ICA Member Gold Account VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    @Dave Evanson is usually helpful. Maybe he can provide some information.
     
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    Lagunaboy Established Member

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  12. Embrand

    Embrand Michael Bilde ICA Member Gold Account VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    He is always quick to reply to emails, but I guess he is not active here. Then I doubt any Sedo people are active at all...
     
  13. creataweb

    creataweb Top Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Sedo is rarely here. True.
     
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  15. Embrand

    Embrand Michael Bilde ICA Member Gold Account VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    It is when you do searches at their website, but apparently this information still appears if you go directly to the landing page.
     
  16. Jurgen Wolf

    Jurgen Wolf Top Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I just rechecked one of my parked domains at Sedo...
    I have visited it directly... and then clicked "Buy this domain"...
    And again - no any changes.
     
  17. Jurgen Wolf

    Jurgen Wolf Top Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Regarding seller's Country...
    This field has negative impact on negotiations with endusers... not always but in most cases...
    I have asked Sedo to remove it at least 2 times, and as usually - feedbacks from domainers are ignored by Sedo.
     
  18. Embrand

    Embrand Michael Bilde ICA Member Gold Account VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    For "Buy Now" domains nothing has changed. It is for the "Make Offer" names when you do a search at their site.

    Regarding showing seller's country, why do you think it hurts sellers?
     
  19. Lagunaboy

    Lagunaboy Established Member

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    @Jurgen Wolf try one of mine and let me know if you can see all the details and portfolio link.
    Rumoasis in king
     
  20. Jurgen Wolf

    Jurgen Wolf Top Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I rechecked my "Make Offer" domains...
    Absolutely no any changes.
     
  21. Jurgen Wolf

    Jurgen Wolf Top Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    When the domain is listed in "Make Offer" mode - Seller's country has very significant impact on bidder's behaviour/psychology... what sum will be offered... etc.
    If you represent the USA - then $10,000 will be offered...
    If Nigeria is displayed or something like that - you will get ~10-20 times lower offer...
    This is just random example... if you don't understand this simple thing.

    I use(d) also Undeveloped, Uniregistry and Epik marketplaces...
    And only on Sedo this Country field is displayed.
     
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  22. Jurgen Wolf

    Jurgen Wolf Top Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I see Undeveloped.
    Park on Sedo - and then I will be able to check it...
     
  23. Lagunaboy

    Lagunaboy Established Member

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    Go to sedo and type in rumoasis.
     
  24. Jurgen Wolf

    Jurgen Wolf Top Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    This domain is in "BuyNow" mode.
    Page is differently designed, but your data is shown...
    • The seller
    • Country United Kingdom
    • VAT Status No
    • Active since 2018
     
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  25. Lagunaboy

    Lagunaboy Established Member

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    Hmm when I try and look it just shows buy it now, won't open up to show any details. Thanks for looking jurgen
     

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