Yesterday morning, I wrote about purging domain investor contact emails from sales lists since they rarely end successfully, and they tend to annoy the people who receive them. I want to share a suggestion for LeadRefs, Estibot, and any other services that suggest email contacts for domain sales.
In addition to including domain names and contact email addresses on results pages, these lead generation providers should also include DNS information as well. I think this will help people find domain investors and scrub them from their lists to avoid annoying them and/or being accused of spamming.
Many domain investors own portfolios of domain names, making it easier to scrub the list when you see multiple domain names owned by a single entity, especially when the entity is familiar (Name Administration or Most Wanted Domains as examples).
However, there are many domain investors whose portfolios are not as prolific, and whose email addresses are more difficult to spot. If you can see a domain name is parked at Sedo, TrafficZ, DomainApps, Internet Traffic, Voodoo, Bodis…etc., it’s a good bet that the owner is a domain investor and likely should be avoided when trying to sell domain names to end users.
Knowing where a domain name resolves can help domain sellers remove domain investors from their email lists.