Sedo Automated Follow-Up Email Closes the Deal

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In 2013, I made an offer to buy Pulmonology.com via Sedo. Unfortunately, my offer was below the registrant’s expectations, and we were unable to reach a deal. In May of 2016, I received a follow up email from Sedo to let me know the registrant added a BIN price, and in September of 2016, another follow-up email informed me the seller decreased the price. I was not interested.

On Sunday, I received another follow up email from Sedo about the domain name:

“Thank you for your interest in the domain name pulmonology.com.

We would like to inform you of some great news. The owner of the name you are interested in has set a Buy Now price for the name. That means that you have the ability to purchase this domain with no negotiation necessary!

This is the opportunity that you may have been looking for; no pressure, no haggling, and no wondering if your offer will be accepted. Simply agree to the price and the domain is yours.

Click here to view the domain details:

If you do not wish to receive Buy Now status updates about domains you’ve previously bid on please edit your watchlist settings:”

I clicked the link, and when I saw the price was reasonable, I bought the domain name.

The emails were sent to me because I bid on a domain name. I did not specifically request updates, although I could opt out of them if I preferred. I appreciate this follow-up, and I think it is a good practice for Sedo and its clients. Other than Sedo and Uniregistry, I don’t know if other sales platforms send these follow ups email as prices are added or changed, but I think it would be a good idea if they did.

I am not going to share the price I paid to buy Pulmonology.com, but if it were not for Sedo’s update emails, the domain name would have remained off my radar.

7 COMMENTS

  1. I just noticed this feature the other day when I went into my SEDO account to change a price based on an offer. There was a message that said, all previous bidders would be notified of the price change. I think it happens only when you change a price of a domain from an offer or negotiation screen. Not sure though.

  2. Is there any demand for medical domains? Surgery.com is parked, plasticsurgery.com parked, therapy.com parked, clinic.com parked, dentist.com parked, orthodontics.com dead, neurology.com redirects to some kind of med-publishing business, which seems to own heal.com as well, rejuvenation.com is a furniture store (oops!). Those few which can be found in use by medical organizations don’t seem to be very big, often some local clinics.

  3. I have no idea what you paid, Elliot. But pulmonology.com is a fine domain. You can hold it until you get the right offer.

    I’ve had some decent luck with medical names — one got acquired a few weeks ago by a healthcare conglomerate. Probably could have gotten more. But all good.

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