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What would you do?

Labeled as advice in Domain Buying and Selling Discussion, started by wildomains, Feb 19, 2020

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  1. wildomains

    wildomains Established Member

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    I had a domain name at Bodis but sold it some years back. The new owner has left it there with my contact details. A potential buyer for the name wants to buy it and gives a figure. I get the message. The new owner can be found via whois. I don't know if the buyer has tried that already.

    I could -
    Tell the buyer I am not the owner and leave it at that,
    Do the above and point them to my sales page that has similar domains at a lower price,
    Contact the new owner and tell them they have a potential buyer,
    Try to act as a broker for either the buyer or seller,
    Offer a lower price to the seller, buy it for myself and then sell for a higher price to the buyer.

    So what would you do?
     
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  2. lock

    lock FREE.MARKETING VIP

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    Interesting scenario but stay out of it.
     
  3. mAd MaX

    mAd MaX Established Member

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    Proper info would be useful to the buyer imo.

    I would also prospect my similar names to him.
     
  4. paknet

    paknet Established Member

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    Make money however you can
     
  5. Pay.My.id

    Pay.My.id Established Member

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    Keep honestly attitude to potential buyer and new owner, you are still be able to make a profit based that situation. Or you could buyback before offer that name to potential buyer.
     
  6. equity78

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

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    Contact the current owner and let him know you have a lead, try to see if you can get a % if you close the deal.
     
  7. The Durfer

    The Durfer Top Contributor VIP Gold Account Blue Account

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    you should just buy it lower and sell it higher, thats what your in the game for anyway. good luck.
     
  8. Mister Funsky

    Mister Funsky Top Contributor VIP

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    This is the path to follow.
     
  9. Sissa Quinn

    Sissa Quinn Established Member

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    I would use this opportunity to sell my domains. But offcourse letting him know that I no longer own that one. I believe it could create a trusting realtionship
     
  10. DomainRecap

    DomainRecap Top Contributor VIP

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    Whatever you intend to do, do not, I repeat DO NOT ever pay money for a domain that has a supposed "offer" on it unless the payment is already in your account.

    It could be a scam run by the current owner, it could be some penniless kid playing games, it could be anyone but a real buyer.
     
  11. Josytal

    Josytal Top Contributor VIP

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    Try, if you can, to register/buy a similar domain and offer him for less the price of current one he wants.
     
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2020
  12. lock

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    You could buy the name back try sell it until realize were tricked into purchasing it again. Not first time seen this.
     
  13. wildomains

    wildomains Established Member

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    Thanks for the comments.

    Today I had another inquiry via Bodis about a second domain name that I used to own, with the same extension as the first one. The telephone number and IP address of the second inquiry leads to an architects firm in Scotland, a business unrelated to the domain name. They have a website that does not show the name of the inquirer.

    The telephone number and IP address of the first inquiry leads to a website in India that shows the photo and bio of the inquirer. Their business is also unrelated to the domain name.

    Something fishy here?

    What do you think?
     
  14. lock

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    My first thoughts were be careful as I seen this game before.
     
  15. WhoaDomain.com

    WhoaDomain.com WhoaDomain.com VIP Gold Account

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    Really should tell current owner if they don't change the Whois to theirs they really are putting the domain in jeopardy because the Whois is wrong.

    They theoretically lose the domain.

    See how quick they act then.

    Always funny to me how people only act when it's their own skin on the line. Someone else's skin? Not so much.

    Also this thread gave me flashbacks. Lol

     
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2020
  16. Jimmysun

    Jimmysun Established Member

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    I think the last one is a win-win situation.
     

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