If you have domain names listed for sale on any of the major platforms, you’ve probably received many lowball offers. Whether people are uneducated about the value of good domain names or they think they can get a great price by playing the “poor” card, it seems that there are always going to be ridiculously low and uneducated offers.
I was browsing through some domain names at Sedo, and I came across the sale listing for DAR.com, which is obviously a high value domain name. While contemplating whether or not to submit an offer, I saw the seller’s description and wanted to share it with you because I think it is great.
“We receive numerous very low offers on some of our domains. Please do yourself and the domain community a favor and educate yourself on the value of short domains before wasting our time. If you’re a ‘small business owner’ – ‘poor student’ or the ‘very poor startup company’ do not even think about contacting us.”
I am not sure if that description / disclaimer is working, because according to Sedo’s domain statistics, DAR.com has previously received 229 offers. This figure does include negotiations, so if someone made 5 offers in a negotiation, that would be counted. It likely counts the number of offers received prior to putting up that message.
One way to prevent these lowball offers (aside from a great disclaimer provided by the seller) is to set a minimum offer price. It does not appear that the owner has done that, so every $60+ offer that is submitted goes through.
In any case, I thought the disclaimer was funny and wanted to share it with you.