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Words and Phrases NOT To Put Into a Domain Name Inquiry

Labeled as advice in General Domain Discussion, started by GeorgeK, Dec 27, 2017

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  1. GeorgeK

    GeorgeK Leap.com PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Here are some words and phrases I see all too often, that folks should avoid putting into their domain name inquiries:

    1. student
    2. non-profit
    3. reasonable
    4. I'm a broker
    5. we have a client
    6. starting a blog
    7. we don't have a large budget
    8. I'm a serious buyer
    9. if you have a list of other domains
    10. this email is not spam

    Which other words and phrases are a turn-off, if you're a domain name owner receiving an inquiry?
     
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  2. equity78

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

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    I agree you with George, but they don't care, I had an inquiry the other day where the guy was like, "I know all you so called investors are just scumbags so just give me a reasonable price."

    My reply was you had me at scumbags.
     
  3. GeorgeK

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    He (I assume it's a guy; most women aren't that rude!) must be a real people-person with that kind of inquiry....sheesh. I wonder if he'd do the same thing in a physical store or when responding to a real estate listing?
     
  4. tonyk2000

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    "I can offer you $100"

    "I am willing to cover your investment costs and administration fee"

    "Do you have discounts for domainers?"

    "The asking price for this domain is too high, and I am literally the only person who would ever buy this domain"


    Or, sending bot-powered emails for domains which sales status is perfectly well shown on landing page:

    "Would you be willing to sell your domain <..>? What kind or price would you be looking for?"
     
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2017
  5. Acroplex

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    • I'm a work from home mom
    • We're looking into other options as well
    • Your domain isn't really worth much
     
  6. Kate

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    I am a domainer
    I am expecting reseller price
    I am looking to trade the following domains in exchange for yours: <insert a few turds here>
    Hey bro, can you spare a domain ?
     
  7. capiche

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    "Your domain has 'absolutely' no authority. I can buy a domain for $8 and spend $xxxx on SEO optimization"

    .... then he proceeds to increase his offer for mine. :xf.rolleyes:
     
  8. Kuffy

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    Hi, hope you are well.

    This seems to be the current opening gambit for many of them.
     
  9. GeorgeK

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    Another phrase that I cringe at is:

    According to ___________, the domain name's appraised value is....
     
  10. equity78

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

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    That's usually not a domain inquiry but a domains wanted thread opening post. Very good Kate. Happy Holidays.
     
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  12. SpareDomains

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    I've gotten them all over the years so I usually know right of the bat if it will lead somewhere based on email text, email address, phone number, ip, past inquiries etc...or a good one to hit delete on. Reason I don't do phone calls for negotiations as you might forget something a possible buyer said. Email you can stare at the negotiations back and forth and read between the lines. Gets easier to spot the BS the more years ya analyze them.

    Had a guy tell me once my domain wasn't worth my price range and then offer to trade some garbage domains he owned, I sold it for 6k more to another buyer so now it's gone for good. If a buyer needs help then we can get into creative financing. Name calling and BS is easily discovered on my end and throws me into "Were gonna close this one up. If your budget increases in the future let us know. Thanks!" Be surprised how well closing time wasters down increases budgets. Get in my end user range or go away I'm busy basically.

    I formulate a price range on all of my domains for an end user as that's all I'm interesting in selling to.
    Domain value is determined by quality and what the "right" buyer will pay. Sometimes ya gotta say no to a few "wrong" buyers to get there.
     
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  13. News

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  14. Haroon Basha

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    I have money and need to invest in good domain names.
    Ignore it, the sender, in fact, do not have money, he is just trying to get more information/data from you.
     
  15. lock

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    The most annoying thing is domain on offer. If you own eg adultlock com your not going to buy adultsitelock dot net but I will get emails offering inferior domains every single day.
     
  16. Brands.International

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    In my opinion we should take our domain investments seriously, and act professionally.

    End users (or those who request our domain names) - they can be amateur, not professional, without knowledge about domain names, etc, as they can come from various parts of overal population.

    So when someone approaches me, I act professionally - I can explain everything to potential client, and always ask for price which makes me happy. If someone is student or can not afford it, they always stop "kicking the tires", after initial email exchange, as they see the are dealing with someone who answers them in a professional manner :)
     

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