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Want to purchase domain listed as "for sale" on parked page.

How do I even know what to offer?

     

Pinchy

4:20 pm on May 26, 2010 (gmt 0)

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There's a domain that I really want. Currently I have the .ca but I'd REALLY like the .com...

It's listed as for sale, but no price. There is no contact information for the owner, but from the WHOIS I gather it's a domain name company.

Since there's no price listd, how do I effectively estimate a decent offer? If I'm not in the ballpark, will they even respond?

Thanks for your help!

dailypress

8:14 pm on May 26, 2010 (gmt 0)

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If you can call them up. And if you contact them tell them to quote. Its always better to give a counter offer. So let them talk first.

good luck.

bluelook

8:43 am on May 27, 2010 (gmt 0)

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It depends on the company, and of course on the domain name. I have some parked domains and they include the for sale link, but even with that I'm not really interested in selling some of them, at least not for less than a great offer.

If you ask the price most domain owners will reply with a high price or a "make an offer". Of course there are exceptions, some domainers don't want to loose much time. And others don't sell for less than a great amount because they really don't need to sell domains...

If you want to sticky mail me I can give an opinion based on the owner.

terrellm

9:03 pm on May 30, 2010 (gmt 0)

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If it's a generic phrase, you may check DNJournal.com, NameBio.com or DNSalePrice.com to find comparable selling prices to determine a range. When submitting your initial offer, be sure to allow a significant amount of room for negotiation - don't submit your max price from the start. Also, I'd be careful to make sure the seller doesn't know you own the .ca or the price may go up.

maximillianos

2:55 am on May 31, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Offer what you would pay for it. If you really want it, why beat around the bush?

If you are not in the ball park, at least you came in with your best offer and you won't have any reservations.

terrellm

3:20 am on May 31, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Offer what you would pay for it. If you really want it, why beat around the bush?

If you are not in the ball park, at least you came in with your best offer and you won't have any reservations.


Unfortunately you sometimes have to beat around the bush or at least leave a little extra room to negotiate as some domainers simply take the initial offer and counter back at double that price.

In my experience, I've found it challenging to get the best price by offering my max price as the initial bid. Sometimes the "here's what I'll pay - take it or leave it" can work if you have a motivated seller though.

Pinchy

11:25 am on May 31, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Thanks for all your advice - I have a feeling they're not in a rush to unload it since it's been parked forever.