Here’s a tip for you when you’re in the process of buying domain names, no matter if you’re buying to re-sell, park, or develop. Don’t use an email address that alludes to the fact that you’re a domain name buyer.
This might seem like a rather obvious tip, but I use one, and it’s backfired on me more than once. In fact, this is a reply to a domain inquiry I received just a couple of days ago: “What would you use it for? I see you handle domains by your email address.”
So why do I continue to use it? I believe a domain name is valued based on what someone will pay and the price at which someone is willing to sell it. Simple enough equation.
If Donald Trump wants to buy my apartment, I might increase the price I would consider fair knowing the buyer, but if he wouldn’t budge, it’s my call whether to sell it or not. If the price is reasonable and I can do something better with that money (like buy a better home), I would probably sell it rather than hang on to it and hope for more.
I believe my offers are generally reasonable, and revealing my hand just a bit shows that I am knowledgeable about domain names and their values.
I also figure that when I make an offer, anyone can search for my name on Google, and they’ll find this blog right at the top. It will be fairly easy to find out I buy and monetize domain names for a living.