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advice Words and Phrases NOT To Put Into a Domain Name Inquiry

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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?
 

equity78

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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?

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.
 
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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?"
 
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equity78

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TheDomains Staff
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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 ?

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

developermat

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This thread along with Raymond Hackney's post at TheDomains reminded me of the most pleasant domain deal I've completed with the buyer thanking me and understanding the reality that a domainer's capital is at risk.

I wrote about it in this article: You had me at, “You put your capital at risk…”. It would be nice to read other positive experiences too.

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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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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?
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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My personal favorite?

I don’t know who you are.
I don’t know what price you want.
If you are looking for money I will tell you I am cheap.
But I am a man of particular set of skills.
If you don’t sell me this domain for $1.
I will find you.
And I will make you another offer!
 
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