I learned a great tip to find end users via Google from domain investor, Bob Olea. As discussed many times here and other places, the best way to sell a domain name for an optimal price is to sell it to an end user who can make the most of the domain name. They can generally justify the cost of a premium domain name, knowing the costs associated with their products and sales.
Oftentimes, when a company can’t get the primary generic domain name for their industry, they settle for and purchase other longer tail domain names.
Here’s the tip: Type into Google – inurl:keywords (for example inurl:flowers or inurl:”flower shop”).
The result is a list of all websites that have those keywords in their, subdomains, or sub folders (either anywhere in the url or the exact phrase). You can use this list of results to find companies who may wish to upgrade to your generic domain name.
Check it out and see if you can find an end user for your great domain names!
Ross at Ygrab let me know he posted this info + more yesterday. I saw it on a forum posted by a friend and thought he found it 🙂 So if you want to see more great tips, visit Ross’ Blog: http://ygrab.com/end-users/end-users-part-2-3-ways-to-find-end-users/
Posted about this yesterday on my blog along with 2 other methods ;)!
Didn’t see it as I was picking my dog up in New Hampshire – nice 4hr ride each way :). Thought Bob had found it… good tip – and thanks for sharing:
Sorry Ross (and Elliot)! Didn’t mean to not give credit for this! Just wasn’t thinking about it.
I did see this with some other great tips on the Ygrab blog, and should’ve credited the original source! Thanks for sharing!
No problem, i had no idea that you had seen it on my blog i was just letting Elliot know that i did post it the other day and included some other tips as well.
Thanks for the link back and such ;)!
Another method is searching registered only names at namedroppers.com
Refreshing exchange guys…Kudos to courtesy!
You drop the keyword at http://domain-search.domaintools.com/ and use the advanced search function to pull up all of the *registered* domains that contain the keyword.
This is an old school trick that has been used for many years, which of course works lovely.
Once you have identified X amount of potential end-users for the domain, you go ahead and e-mail them, one by one 🙂
Thanks all for the tips.
Curious if anyone has input on “average” asking prices. My instinct tells me that most often, 5K is the asking price for these type of solicitations. My own experience has been that if I ask 10K, I am pretty quickly shot down.
Anyone have any thoughts.
This is an excellent way to sell to end users (I’ve been doing it for the past month, and yes, I’ve had positive results from my campaign)! Besides using your regular email account…another great way to contact the end user is through the “Contact Us” form on their website (I get a lot of fast replies using that method)!
I forgot to mention that it is always best to include your full contact information in the message (name, address, phone number, etc…); this shows the end user that your correspondence is a legit offer.
Thanks for this very helpful tip, Elliot (and to your friend, Bob). Problem is how to make a killer letter to end-users. Can you help?
Good idea for a future post. I will post something I wrote when I get a chance. Might not be killer but was effective.
Thanks, Elliot! So looking forward to it. If it’s from you, I’m sure it is effective. 😉