I like to share a variety of ways you may be able to find out who is inquiring about your domain names. This surely isn’t foolproof, but it’s one way you might be able to get a bit more intelligence on who is trying to buy one of your domain names.
More often than not, I find that buyers are fairly honest about who they are. They might not list their full information in their signature, but many who inquire use their real email address. Since many don’t list their full name or other identifying information, I’ve found it can be helpful if you search Google for the first part of their email address and see if you can connect the dots. For instance, if their email address is firstname.lastname@example.org, you might have luck finding out who the buyer is simply by searching Google for “jaxson36388.” Sometimes you won’t see social media accounts, but you will find forum user nicknames and other information to learn who is inquiring.
The major caveat with this is that many professional brokers and agents who work on behalf of buyers will use email addresses that are either newly created specifically for the inquiry or use email addresses that are only used for inquiries. Obviously if the email was just created or is only used for inquiries, it won’t be very easy to track.
The other caveat is that many people simply use their “real” email address to make offers. That means you might be able to search Facebook using an email address or search LinkedIn using an email address to find out who is inquiring.
Knowing who your buyer is can help you set a price for your domain name assets.