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Search for potential buyers for quality domain names

 11:57 am on Mar 3, 2004 (gmt 0)


I am looking for Potential buyers for quality domain names.

People with experience and knowledge in this market can you guide me to find out and reach the right company / persons who are interested in buying quality domain names.



 11:59 am on Mar 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

If you really have quality domain names people will find you.

Other means: Afternic, Sedo, domain forums


 1:37 pm on Mar 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

> If you really have quality domain names people will find you.

IMO this cannot be overstated. If you're not getting a steady stream of enquiries for your domains, there are only really two possibilities:-

1) People can't contact you (does the domain name resolve anywhere? Is the Whois information up to date? Does the Whois contain a valid email address?)

2) The domains aren't as good as you think they are

This applies to anyone holding a portfolio of domain names for resale, btw!


 2:04 pm on Mar 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

I need to approach the potential buyers rather than me waiting for them to contact me. So I am looking forwards for opportunities to contact the real buyers, for which I donít have any medium to contact them?

If any of you can help me with this. I will be grateful.

Thank you all.


 5:01 pm on Mar 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

sorry but i think that approaching people directly is the wrong way to go many people have been stung , if the domain is good people will find you , Put a basic page up with an email link and be patient.
I would be very dubious about someone trying to sell me a name directly.


 5:20 pm on Mar 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

I agree afternic and sedo are the way to go of you want to promote it. There's also ebay, I know there have been some high sales through them.

If it's that good, sure they'll come to you, but if it's a brandable domain there is no shame in putting it in front of people. Even better is developing the site around the domain and then selling the package, you'll find many more buyers that way.


 5:33 pm on Mar 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

There is a lot to be said for aggressive marketing of a domain.Targetting people who you think may have an interest in the domain with a well written personal non spam email has bought rewards for me.It is definetly an option to sitting back and waiting.the endless enquiries one gets are usually from resellers.
I target what I think are potential endusers of the name and the worst reply i have had is "NO" and the best was an offer of twice what I was hoping for.


 5:55 pm on Mar 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

I think all you guys are getting it wrong. I am working for a company, which deals with domains names; I am in the marketing department looking for potential buyer.

I cannot sit and wait for potential buyer but need to search and find them.

I request all the experienced people to help me in this regards.

Thank you all.


 11:06 pm on Mar 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

1. It's late. I've had a hard day. I'm tired. Shouting at me in bold letters isn't winning me over.

2. Are you waiting for someone to ask you to post the domain list? It won't happen. If it does it will get wiped clean and further unpleasantries may follow.

3. Without the list no one call tell you exactly what to do. If you can't figure out who your targets are why not pass the job to someone who can? It sounds like you are desperate or distressed, out of your element.

4. WW isn't a domain name forum. It runs one domain thread. GO to a domain name forum. There's lots of them. You might find more people to interact with. They can be a bit abusive to amateurs, but not always. Don't shout or the good guys will just ignore you.

5. The Big Kahuna helps those who help themselves. The tone of your posts comes across a bit like "do it for me". I'm a pro. I've been in "the business" for 5 years. I'll do it for you if you offer me a 50% commission, like the domain broker that called me last month offering his services, that is, to sell a few of my mega domains. (I thought lawyers (me) and their 1/3 contingency fees were bad until this guy, a nice fellow actually in the PR business, hit me with his proposal.)

6. If they are really good domains hit Monte Cahn of Moniker. He's brokered several large deals recently. If you don't know the quality post them at a domain name forum. Any interest is a good sign. A lack of interest might be a clue that your "direct marketing" effots might well be in vain. Look for people in the forums - resellers - to be those interested. That means, on average, they will offer you 5 - 10% of the target market value. If they are offering you $10. then, IMHO, you are wasting time trying to market them.

7. Creating market value for domain takes the right domain name, time, experience, insight, skill and effort to realize. You don't appear to have these qualifications - which is why I am recommending that you turn over the task.

If you come back and yell some more you will likely kill your own thread.


 11:17 pm on Mar 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

I request all the experienced people to help me in this regards.

You *are* getting the experienced people.

If your looking for someone to spring forth with a desire to purchase your domains at the prices companies typically sell at - you may have to wait a while.

Arn't you in marketing? :)

EDIT: Webwork beat me to it... and said it better.


 12:01 am on Mar 4, 2004 (gmt 0)

>People with experience and knowledge in this market

What market? If it's my market, feel free to drop an offer by sticky.

>quality domain names

What's that?


 6:16 pm on Mar 5, 2004 (gmt 0)

Reagarding the above mention of using a "well written personal non spam email" to reach potential endusers

what does personal mean-does it mean in your email including both your own full name and the name of the addressee (if known)?


 6:44 pm on Mar 5, 2004 (gmt 0)

I apologize, if I have offended any of you by putting my request in bold.

Every one is beginner at some stage of life!

Thank you all for your reply and suggestions. Itís really helping me a lot.


 8:16 pm on Mar 6, 2004 (gmt 0)

>>what does personal mean-does it mean in your email including both your own full name and the name of the addressee

Yes.I think you should include your full name and address with contact fax and phone number and have the email header have the addressee's full name and address.


 8:34 pm on Mar 6, 2004 (gmt 0)

>I am working for a company, which deals with domains names; I am in the marketing department

It's beginning to sound like you better get your act together fast before they wonder why they hired you for MARKETING...your first step should be to listen to all the good free advice you have received in this thread so far... your second step should be to hit the ground running before your boss catches on to you :)


 12:46 pm on Mar 7, 2004 (gmt 0)

Is there a concern that sending an email to an enduser
regarding any interest to buy a domain name might be labeled as spam? Opinions?


 12:58 pm on Mar 7, 2004 (gmt 0)


I think the answer is simple.....you are in the wrong job.

The domain names you are flogging are not really top quality....if they were, you wouldn't be needed.

So, the question you are really asking is how do I sell low quality domain names to the unsuspecting!.....the answer is: with a lot of luck, incredible effort and skillful salesmanship.

My advice....start looking for another job....the one you have isn't going to work out to your expectations ;)

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