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SquadHelp - Marketplace

Located in Domain Marketplace Reviews, started by JudgeMind, Jan 26, 2019

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  1. Zagalee

    Zagalee Established Member

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    Some of my registered names are easily accepted on SH but unregistered names are always rejected.

    Does it mean that accept ratings for unregistered names is 2/10????

    Cause it's frustrating.. Someone answer me. Please.
     
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  2. Zagalee

    Zagalee Established Member

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    Sorry to hear about that but i don't know why yours is like that. My reviews whether registered or unregistered names ( either coin or no coin) doesn't surpass 48hrs even though it's frustrating getting your names rejected for no reason.
     
  3. Rhinnnn

    Rhinnnn Established Member

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    Not sure what the average rate of acceptance for unregistered names is, but it seems very low. I submitted 9 names until now, all rejected.

    I also submitted 11 registered names - 1 accepted, 10 rejected.
     
  4. ArielT

    ArielT Top Contributor VIP

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    What price do you use when sending registered names for review?

    I have send some but they were rejected

    Also I have sent some unregistered but all rejected
     
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  5. ecomslice

    ecomslice Top Contributor VIP

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    There being more selective since they have over diluted. But they dont tell us their real acceptance rate as they prefer to steal coin costs from unexpected newcomers.
     
  6. Zagalee

    Zagalee Established Member

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    Usually i used lower prices like 2k$ after approval, i will change it to my preferred price.
     
  7. jk23

    jk23 Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Domain acceptance rate way down of late. Seems to align with when they implemented the Domain Expert Reviews. Not sure if that is a coincidence or not. And, I don't know how much weight the reviews are given. Hopefully the expert reviewers are qualified and have equal or better results than what I or any others have had.
     
  8. ecomslice

    ecomslice Top Contributor VIP

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    Follow the data. Do not waste your time currently for any branding sites.

    full disclosure , I have had great success past 12 months on ROI. on branding sites.
    I am not venting from poor reward, I am venting from the current misleading attraction given by them to everyone.
     
  9. KDN

    KDN Ken VIP

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    Sold 3 names last month. My total is now 5 out of 230+ names. I almost sold some of my names to a reseller in February because I was worried about the upcoming renewals. Patience is truly a key in domaining.

    Also, looks like SH is now including the initial offer of potential buyers when they inquire, which for me is a good thing.
     
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  10. Rory Ivey

    Rory Ivey Top Contributor VIP

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    Can you list non-premium domains at Squadhelp on other marketplaces?

    Is the exclusivity only for premium accepted names?
     
  11. JudgeMind

    JudgeMind Success is measured in ROI PRO VIP Trusted Contest Holder

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    I’d like to see where these stats are today as a comparison @GrantP
     
  12. ecomslice

    ecomslice Top Contributor VIP

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    They will share what's good, not bad. Illusion / Delusion of marketing.
     
  13. ArielT

    ArielT Top Contributor VIP

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    A quote from their website:

    "If you have a Premium listing with Squadhelp, you are not allowed to list your domains for sale in a different website while your listing is active on Squadhelp platform. Premium listings should be exclusive with the Squadhelp Marketplace.

    However, for Basic and Basic Plus listings you can list your domains on other sites as long as your name servers remain pointed to Squadhelp (ns1.squadhelp.com, ns2.squadhelp.com). Importantly, if you list your domain on another site, the selling price on that site can not be less than the selling price with Squadhelp."

    https://helpdesk.squadhelp.com/en/a...c-basic-plus-and-premium-marketplace-listings
     
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  14. Rory Ivey

    Rory Ivey Top Contributor VIP

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    Thanks for clarifying! Appreciate it.
     
  15. h2o

    h2o Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I am new to SquadHelp although obviously not new to domaining. Even though SH may not like "dirty laundry aired" I actually think my review is fair. I will get to the chase:

    Squad Help Pros:

    • SH has the most traffic and best Alexa rank out of all the brandable marketplaces. This was my main reason in trying them first. Obviously, the logic is the more eyeballs on your names the higher chance of making more sales
    • SH appeals to real end users looking to brand their company, non-profit or hobby project by allowing people to suggest brand ideas in a Contest Format. (Other sites just give people the ability to search for keywords or categories without any real back and forth suggestion)
    • SH employs very talented logo designers that will give your domain a new life and attract viewers and ultimately buyers.
    Ultimately, I had what started off as a first bad experience with SquadHelp but they ended up being nice to me in the end. Even though they rejected 96% of my names, I got a 96% refund.

    For the 2 names they did accept (2 accepted 48 rejected), I was very pleased with the logos designed. Both logos were live within just 48 hours after domain approval.

    Squad Help Warning: Seller Beware

    I would like to send out a warning to all sellers new to SH because even though they were nice to me in the end, it may not be like this in the future. In other words, they may not offer refunds. After all, companies are a little more considerate now due to economic hardships related to the pandemic.

    Also another fair warning, is you cannot predict what names they will accept based on the names they currently have on their marketplace. They have completely changed their criteria. And guess what? Their criteria is top secret.

    This is the email I sent the SH customer service dept before getting my 96% refund. (emphasis done after the fact.)

    Everyone should do their full research and diligence before spending money on any venture. Every $50 goes a long way. But sometimes, all the research, creativity, logic, and common sense will not help...

    4/3 edit: I may change my review if SquadHelp publishes a general guide for sellers as to what kind of names are now accepted in their marketplace
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    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Apr 3, 2020
  16. GrantP

    GrantP Squadhelp.com Squadhelp Gold Account

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    These specific stats came from SimilarWeb.com. You can go here to check the stats at any time:

    https://www.similarweb.com/website/squadhelp.com

    You can also click on the Compare button to do a side by side comparison with any other website. If you are not a registered user, you can only see one month of data however if you create a free account, you can see upto 3 months of comparison. Note: These stats are based on estimates, and while SimilarWeb is more reliable than other platforms such as Alexa, there can still be discrepancies with actual website data.

    We are continuing to maintain our Advertising spends across multiple channels in order to continue to attract potential buyers during these times.

    Regarding the use of coins, our recommendation for new users is to use the Free listing option instead of coin option (until they get better understanding of our platform). We will also be adding messaging on the site to make this more clear.

    Now that we are using the Expert Review Process, the approval times are quite rapid (even in case of free submissions). So if your main purpose of using coins is to get faster reviews, you might want to consider the Free submission option instead. Here is an article that outlines the benefits of free submissions vs using coins.

    https://helpdesk.squadhelp.com/en/articles/3794940-submitting-domains-with-or-without-coins

    Note: Effective today, we will be waiving all commissions paid on wholesale Marketplace purchases for buyers and sellers. For a limited time, SH will pay for any payment gateway charges so that sellers can liquidate any domains with zero commissions.

    Hope everyone is staying safe!
     
  17. Rhinnnn

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    An update on this:

    Yesterday SquadHelp accepted one of my unregistered names. So, for me, the current approval rate for unregistered domains is 10%.
     
  18. Ostrados

    Ostrados Entrepreneur VIP

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    I get unregistered domains accepted all the time I think also at 10% rate or little higher.
    I don't feel a difference in acceptance rate between registered & unregistered domains.
     
  19. Ostrados

    Ostrados Entrepreneur VIP

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    From SH message I received on "Expert Domain Reviews":

    It seems domains now are now automatically accepted based on experts review only.
    And I think you are right that this will have big impact on approval rate.
     
  20. h2o

    h2o Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    ^^
    So it seems like this "Expert Reviews" process is a big factor behind the sudden SH change. I truly do not believe the reviewers are true experts at all. A true expert would not allow a name like epicRealt*r to be on their marketplace due to trademark concerns. I thought that end users get the benefit of screening their name for potential trademark concerns as part of the full brand experience.

    I guess SquadHelp not only has technical bugs to fix, but they need to fix legal bugs as well.
     
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  22. Kuds

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    I have 2 premium domains on Squadhelp up for sale

    GoodOldSecret(Dot)com- $1699
    Cuzify(Dot)com - $1699
    Do well to follow through, like.
     
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  23. Samer

    Samer Top Contributor VIP Blue Account

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    Despicable, yet true; Realtors is trademarked.

    Feels generic; yet 6 of 7 Realtor UDRPs won with exception Realtors.biz;

    “In the latter, it took a Korean UDRP panelist, Young Kim, to point out to NAR, “realtor” is an ordinary noun and means a real estate agent, and is also a term used by many people without referring to complainant’s trademark.”

    “Unfortunately, this was the very last case that the National Arbitration Forum had Mr. Kim...”

    https://dnattorney.com/the-meshugas-of-the-realtor-trademark/
     
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  24. Samer

    Samer Top Contributor VIP Blue Account

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    Go easy on Squadhelp.

    it’s a joke “Realtors” is trademarked, the SH “experts” may have got this wrong however.

    If you have enough time, energy, passion; Consider appealing to remove realtors “TM”

    I’ll @GrantP, since it’s interesting a company which prices itself on due diligence done and 10% acceptance rate, accepted “EpicRealtor”
     
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  25. h2o

    h2o Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    From: SquadHelp's Official Help Articles

    (their own words, my own underlining)

    From SquadHelp's Homepage

    It is true that realtor could have slipped through a few reviewers' radar, but SH claims that a whopping 12 or more experts review the names before they are published. That's right. - a dozen professionals.

    If it were an open marketplace like Sedo then it could be forgivable. But brandable marketplaces like SH charge a super high commission for a hand curated collection of names. It's all just over-promise and under-performance.

    If it looks like I am picking on SH, well I am. But they have potential to be much better than what they currently are. Again, the potential is there.
     

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