Update: Estibot’s Lead Generation Tool

Earlier today, I posted an article about using Estibot’s Lead Generation Tool to sell a domain name, and that article has been taken down. I am sorry if you are looking for that article and it’s no longer available to read.

After a couple of well-reasoned comments from readers, and after thinking about it a bit further, I decided to pull the article. Although I was trying to show how useful the Estibot tool was to me, I think much of the success had to do with my sales email, negotiating experience, and most importantly,  the domain name.

Don’t get me wrong, the Estibot sales lead generation tool was helpful in finding a buyer, but I think my post made it sound almost too easy. I don’t think it’s right to give people the impression that it’s easy because the account at Estibot isn’t cheap, and I don’t think people will have much luck if their domain names aren’t great and prices aren’t fair. For instance, it’s not likely going to benefit people who want to sell a brandable domain name.

The Estibot tool worked well for me, but after further thought, I don’t want to give the idea that it’s a simple process. I hope you aren’t disappointed, but I would rather take the post down than have people use my example and get in trouble for spamming or have people become disappointed that they couldn’t replicate my success.

Have a great weekend and be safe.

Elliot Silver
Elliot Silver
About The Author: Elliot Silver is an Internet entrepreneur and publisher of DomainInvesting.com. Elliot is also the founder and President of Top Notch Domains, LLC, a company that has closed eight figures in deals. Please read the DomainInvesting.com Terms of Use page for additional information about the publisher, website comment policy, disclosures, and conflicts of interest. Reach out to Elliot: Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn


  1. I’m an Estibot fan, but I have found the lead tool to be a bit lacking. It definitely can get one some “how much?” type leads if you are pitching a decent domain with a well worded email, but it doesn’t have a very good filter, and if you’re not very careful, it can move a person firmly into the spammer camp. Also, along with often giving more than a few bad leads, it often leaves out some of the best leads.

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