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Discussion in 'Selling Domain Names' started by Bailey, Jun 23, 2016.

  1. Bailey United Kingdom

    Bailey Well-Known Member

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    Never done Outbound Sales - Yet two emails for two .co.uk (haven't done any others) resulted in two instant (within 24 hour Purchases). Both buyers 'Apparently' extremely grateful for my contact. Sure I picked them out, but that took all of 30 minutes. 2 X £500. Probably would have gone for about £50/100 on domainlore. No TM's etc, Just two reasonably but limited terms where the buyers were both using the Hyphen. One very small. (one man Band) hadn't even updated his website for 7 years.
    Got to speak to both buyers on the Phone (Gave my Contact Number) Fascinating and enlightening to Chat with both - Neither really Internet Minded. Just understanding of their Internet Presence
     
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    Nice one - not bad for less than an hour's work
     
  4. Bailey United Kingdom

    Bailey Well-Known Member

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    Cheers Mate, Stupid Me ,had my main bank card go by it's expiry date (and my address still my previous) So I thought - Go for it, Both buyers paid onto paypal , Which I have a Paypal MasterCard For and Bingo - I didn't make any effort in Identifying these two. Just Picked them out as "Likely" Hope It wasn't just beginners 'Outbound' Luck.

    Transferred both domains Prior to Payment (Paid instantly) - No reason not to, both were more worried about my ownership ;)
     
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    Tried and tested method that can yield some very good results; more often than not it doesn't, but still worth the effort on the right domain. Some domain investors frown upon this (odd!), worked out well for me on a recently auctioned off domain. Congratulations.
     
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    Did you state a price or was it an "any interest?" type email?
     
  7. Bailey United Kingdom

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    One was Security camera Fitters (two brothers), asked £850, Immediate Phone call back Countering at £400 agreed there and then at £500. The other a one-man-band satellite dish installer and Asked for £500.
    Hoping to pick-out around 6 or so similar .co.uk over the next couple of days. I think you have to state a price in the initial contact (without taken the Mick) to immediately Spark their interest. The emails were both the same stating that I was going to put the domains up for auction but, felt it appropriate to offer the names to them in the first instance. I did ask for a response within 48 hours
     
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  8. Kari

    Kari Retired Member

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    Ive never actually rang anyone before trying to sell a name.

    I have sold some to businesses simply by contacting the MD via email directly and copying in marketing
     
  9. Bailey United Kingdom

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    I did send the email first, suggesting they may wish to phone me, Which both did.

    In Both instances I switched the domain records to their host name servers, just to confirm my Control of the domains. And of course, transferring the domains prior to payment helped Wrap things up very quickly.

    I certainly wouldn't take that same 'trusting' Route from an inbound enquiry
     
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    ahh apologies for some reason I just assumed you rang them

    Nice result though :)
     
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    There's huge potential in this but almost nobody with a domain portfolio does it. Go figure. Perhaps its too much like hard work.
     
  12. Bailey United Kingdom

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    Me, Like most (I'm Sure) Get at least one, totally stupid and irrelevant domain 'for sale/auction' email offer everyday. (just frivolous to one's you've registered) So that alone probably dissuades most 'sellers' from going down a similar route. But a moments focus on the Whys & Wherefores (Why your Offering, Why you identified and the wish to sell) shouldn't go amiss on the Respondant. 'Just Put yourself in their Shoes' was my focus for the 'Wording'
     
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    Very refreshing to read something like this. Sometimes I wonder if we over complicate the sale in our head... And all it needs is to start reaching out to some potential end users. Great job on the sale by the way...
     
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  14. Bailey United Kingdom

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    I'm going to re-visit this Method over the next Couple of days, Fortunately the bank-access problem that prompted it in the first place has now gone. I will let you know how I get on. I'm just Bloody Glad it worked-out in a time of need
     
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    The limited number of outbound sales I have attempted, more often than not when I have agreed a sale they don't end up paying
     
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    Most of my sales have been through the above method. I believe the majority of domains are not the kind you just sit and wait for the buyer to contact you for.
     
  17. Bailey United Kingdom

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    I'm Pretty sure your Right there Bulkcorn. Obviously it's far to early for me to read too much into things after Two attempts = two sales. But yes Your right, neither of these Purchasers would have Dreamed of Contacting Me and both made that abundantly Clear in the relaxed Chit-Chats we had. I do think it helped by Me taking a very good look at their Current Websites first. Purely from the point of 'Preparedness' (After Not Expecting them to phone) being able to talk as being aware of their two totally different internet presences (Certainly made me feel more Professional) and I wasn't caught off-Guard with any of their Questions. (I didn't discuss the other sale with either)

    It was also 'un-expectantly' nice to feel like I was doing them a great Service
     
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    Great result Bailey - trying to PM but your inbox is full
     
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    Thanks for the Note Dragon = Space made
    Of Course Astound = and about time I said Thanks for being = Gonna start with £5 Monthly ;)
    Spent many a time happy to be here - Somebody Paid
     
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  21. Bailey United Kingdom

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    Paypal linked = Keep-up the Good work.

    We've always had a Good UK Market. The focus is just different by a Mile from the US .com. Of course the basics are the same But don't over-associate them, as many seem to do. Local Markets aren't .COM.

    Com now pays 100 X better (as a market identifier) in relation to .UK ;) - I still remember when it was only 10 X for the equivalent co.uk.

    Lets face-it. The whole Market is more exposed these days, Prices have dropped - but there's a little bit more 'Right way evaluations' UK is not a Global Player -It's Just a Good Local back-yard bet
     
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