What do you get when you combine the following elements:
- A multi-million dollar company involved in real estate and commodities
- An email from a corporate domain involving several consecutive consonants, e.g. kfrkk (example)
- A non-savvy creative director who does not own her full name as a .com
After receiving an inquiry for a short, aged (1996) and valuable dictionary domain, I wasn’t put off by the lowball introductory offer of $100. After all, I’ve converted such “insulting” offers in the past into sales in the thousands of dollars.
Domain Name Sales offers quick links to a variety of tools that speed up any basic research on the person who makes an offer. After I gathered all the info I needed, I responded with a nice round quote barely into five figures.
In the past, I’ve turned down mid four figures for the same domain, with almost 20 million results in Google for the keyword.
The response came back rather short and angry, in the form of the words:
“No, thanks. Ridiculous!“
When receiving such responses to domain inquiries, I can obviously save myself some time and trash them. But my incentive as a domain investor is to educate those hapless corporate minions, who believe that the world of domaining is an abstract bazaar of sorts.
I put together a short response, linking to Domain Name Sales and its “Buyer’s Guide”, and to DNJournal’s list of year to date sales. By providing these links, I urged the lady creative director to spend some time during this extended Labor Day weekend, educating herself on what domaining is all about.
Now, some people aren’t really receptive to anything outside their little bubble universe; she responded asking to be removed from my “distribution list.”
That’s when I gave up, not bothering to assure her that she was never on any type of distribution list, but was merely communicating via the Domain Name Sales platform, as if she would over email.
I am willing to assist people willing to learn and communicate on their needs and expectations; it’s ineptitude and sheer stupidity that I refuse to spend a second on.
Enjoy your Labor Day weekend.