Webwork - 4:55 pm on Aug 23, 2011 (gmt 0)
Yes, I was approached.
I hold quite a few "pretty good" domains that haven't received inquiries. I don't actively seek buyers as most of what I hold I hold strictly for (eventual) development.
I think a lot has to fall into place before well qualified / enduser buyers begin to queue up => available funds, risk takers with a vision, some track record of an ability to execute, a sold grasp of internet marketing, etc.
Essentially, it's the market's silence or inquiries that informs us whether we hold the goods that people or companies are interested in. No expression of interest? We may have an overinflated view of what we hold. :( <- Me.
Suggestion: If you think you hold decent quality domains you might suss out interest by putting an asking price on a domain name landing page. At least potential buyers know a) if they have the funds or if your asking price is in their range; and, b) whether your expectations match their view of "realisitic". I suspect a number of folks - possibly buyers in the $1K to $10k range - don't make inquiries because they either have no price guidance from the potential seller . . or they're afraid to make a cold call in a price/value vacuum.