Getting the right offer : A waiting game worth playing

Earlier this week I closed on yet another domain sale on the Uniregistry market platform. The agreement was reached last week, but a small glitch caused a short delay with the buyer's funds at Uniregistry. This single word .ORG domain was registered in 1999 and I acquired it a decade ago on … [Read more...]

Domain offers : I can do $X,XXX tonight only

When receiving offers for domain names, the exchange can become progressively interesting as negotiations unfold. Domain offers are often mere "pings" on a domain, to gauge its owner's activity, but some times they are honest inquiries with a random number tagged to them. The task of issuing a … [Read more...]

Domain inquiries : Increase in proxy offers from Latin America

Using a proxy buyer in an attempt to acquire valuable domains isn't exactly news. By utilizing a third party to negotiate the acquisition of a domain name, the actual buyer can save thousands of dollars. Not having to disclose the identity and true budget of the buyer, a good domain can be sold … [Read more...]

Domain offers are binding, but contact form abuse is rampant

I believe it's about time to add some legalese to domain name offer forms, such as those at the Uniregistry Market that I use primarily. Offers attached to domain inquiries are binding, and yet there is rampant abuse. When a domain contact form includes a minimum asking price, filling out that … [Read more...]

Domain offers : The “school project” commentary is getting old

Plenty of domain inquiries that arrive at the Uniregistry Market come from sketchy accounts. Some use proxies, incomplete or made-up names, or other bogus contact information. Those, are easy to ignore quickly, without spending as much as a second on them. Then, there are the student … [Read more...]