When acquiring domain names privately, what would be the ideal response to these questions - "Why do you want to buy this domain name?", "How do you plan to use the domain name?" I have always struggled to answer these questions satisfactorily. Of course, the majority of the sellers do not care what the buyer does with the domain name. However, there is a very small percentage of sellers who are not interested in money. They just want to know why do we need that particular domain name. I tried answering these questions honestly (I am a domain investor, I invest in domain names, etc). However, I didn't receive an ideal response. When I answer sincerely, either the seller does not respond or they get vile and offensive Just recently, I made an offer for a great domain name. The seller said that they are not interested in money. They wanted to know how do I plan to use the domain name. When I answered truthfully that I was a domain investor, I got a very nasty response. Well, maybe we can lie and say that we want to develop this domain name, we need it for a startup, etc. But I feel very terrible and awkward when lying, so I tend to avoid it. Any advice or suggestions will be greatly appreciated.