Domain negotiations : Don’t compete against yourself

Quite often, domain inquiries kick-start the negotiation process, when the price quoted isn't within the buyer's budget. One thing to remember, after that initial price quote, is this: Do not compete against your own quote. The practice is common: the other party indicates the price quoted for … [Read more...]

Proxy domain inquiries on the increase in 2017

Domain inquiries that utilize proxy third parties, are on the increase this year. Seemingly innocent queries attempt to approach domain owners, on behalf of larger entities. By using proxy domain buyers, a company can save thousands, sometimes millions of dollars. Whether these inquiries … [Read more...]

Domain investments : Hold long, for maximum ROI

My most recent five figure domain sale started as an acquisition on DNForum, around this time in 2005. The domain was part of a fire sale by the late investor, Igal Lichtman, whose "Mrs. Jello LLC" sales threads were legendary. I spent $1,000 buying two LLL .net domains, and a two word .com. … [Read more...]

Domains versus fancy pants, and a fashionable .COM upgrade to a .IO

A recent domain inquiry arrived from a party that operates their own clothes boutique, from an upscale area no less. The introduction included the disclaimer that they did not possess great financial resources for the domain. Nevertheless, it was a direct, polite inquiry that arrived via the … [Read more...]

Do not rush to agree to a domain sale

As a long-term holder of domain assets I'm not in a particular rush to sell my domains to the first offer that arrives. Offers come and go, and for the most part domains appreciate in value with time. Even when a reasonable offer is made, it should be the right offer for a particular domain in … [Read more...]