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WHOIS emails from [email protected]

Located in Warnings and Alerts, started by Shimmy, Aug 17, 2015

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  1. Shimmy

    Shimmy Established Member

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    Anyone getting a bunch of emails from a guy named "Ryan" He's sending emails to the whois contact for a bunch of my domains on BB. He asks if they are for sale, but he already know they are for sale. He doesn't seem like a real buyer.
     
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  2. London555

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    Hi-this could possibly be the same guy that tried to knock my auction out of service in order to try and buy them cheap with direct emails etc-I'd be very careful and Good luck.
     
  3. trelgor

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    Yup. I haven't figured out what he really wants. He claims to be a broker.

    Could be a competitor to BB trying the waters. Or for those prone to conspiracy: It's BB looking for an excuse to kick sellers out.
     
  4. Shimmy

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    Okay, so it's not just my domains. Yeah I'm leaning towards a soon to be competitor. When I emailed from one address be was bashing them saying they charge too much commission. When I emailed from another address he was polite about them, but wanted to know if I had other domains for sale
     
  5. trelgor

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    Maybe Buy Domains or DomainMarket? That would mean serious competition. They have droves of these names and have tried just about every avenue selling them.
     
  6. London555

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    Just a guess but it's probably simply a matter of time before someone opens a serious site to compete with BB and restricts the names to 2000 or less Premium names that really can be read in one evening by a CEO. Now that would be worth a listing fee.
     
  7. JimJammy

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    Yep loads of the past few weeks. In order of domain appearance on the website too so he's working his way through the site.
     
  8. Dominic Belley

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    I just received an email from him for a domain I have on Namerific.
    Email : [email protected]
     
  9. JimJammy

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    Same here Dominic, I'm also getting requests for other domains I own too.
     
  10. Shimmy

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    He's really getting around. I guess we'll all start getting a lot of spam emails from him in the near future. His whois info is fake. Address is a hotel and fake number. But name may be real "Petra Bauernfeind" has some domain related sites
     
  11. godolphin

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    Looks like email is from a South Asian acting like a Westerner. May be trying to get the names for real cheap. Just my opinion. I may be wrong!
     
  12. Zoomorific

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    This guy is actually legit. He spammed the whois of some of my domains. as well, but I just got done
    doing a 5 figure deal with him on escrow. My guess is he represents a private buyer.
     
  13. Zoomorific

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    Yeah he spammed the daylights out of my namerific accounts. Just closed a deal with him though, he's really a buyer.
     
  14. trelgor

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    Then why does he shun BB listed names? Most of the inquiries seem to be for such names. They are not in the 5 figures. If he has a loaded client that needs BB type names, he would just need to click away at the little red buttons that say "Buy It Now" and make a healthy and effortless profit.
     
  15. Zoomorific

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    I just sold him a 411 name portfolio. He didn't want any of the BB stuff, because
    he said he had a relationship with them. I think he's just new. Definitely a real buyer.
     
  16. brandpluck

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    I have also done some deals with him. Definitely a real buyer. All transactions done on escrow.com and went smoothly.
     
  17. Shimmy

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    Thank you for letting me know he is legit. So, by my calculations of what you said he's a buyer looking to get domains at about $35 per domain ?
     
  18. Zoltan P.

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    He sent me a few emails as well and wanted to buy one of my name for $890....it is listed on BB for $2400.

    I just sent him a list of brandables let's see what happens.
     
  19. London555

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    Are you guys talking about this Ryan fellow? TY
     
  20. Dominic Belley

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    He contacted me for a name I have on Nameric and I redirected him to my website to look at my brandables. We'll see.
     
  21. Rizki

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    Please tell him to look at my site (on my signature) too :D
     
  22. imadoer

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    I'm currently in escrow with Ryan for xxxx
    Take him seriously and not as a spammer!!
     
  23. Zoomorific

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    Yep, I just did another deal with him.
     
  24. Zoltan P.

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    How did you determine the price for the lot? Thanks.
     
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2015
  25. London555

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    My guess is-and just a guess-that perhaps this fellow Ryan or his client is looking to open his own site to compete with BB but with limited number but all truly great names. We'll see-obviously from the posts here Ryan is for real.
     

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