Tips for Pitching Your Domain Names to Me or Other Investors

Every day, I receive emails from other domain name registrants offering a domain name or multiple domain names for sale. Sorry to say, but I ignore almost all of these emails. The domain names are either uninteresting to me, the email doesn’t have the domain names or prices listed, or the price is far beyond what I would ever spend.

Here are some tips for people who think they might have a domain name I would want to buy. I would imagine others investors might give similar advice when it comes to pitching them domain names:

  • Send up to a small handful of good .com domain names along with your asking price. My priority is 3 letter and one word .coms. I occasionally buy a one word or very short pronounceable .XYZ domain name, but I am only buying in auction or specific targeted names.
  • Do not send a link to a list of your names. There a 0% chance I will click your link, even if it is to a reputable platform like Sedo, Dan, or Afternic.
  • Do not send any type of file to open your list. There is a 0% chance I will open it.
  • Send your top 1-3 .com domain names. Not many people doing outbound have more than 1-3 investable domain names, and I am not going to spend time reviewing a long list.
  • It’s best to include your pricing, but I am usually willing to dig deeper if there’s something great I want to buy.
  • Understand I am an investor and won’t pay retail.
  • If I don’t reply to you, please do not follow up or call me. If you truly have a good name and I missed your email, it is my loss and someone else will buy it from you.
  • If you feel the need to explain what your domain name means or why it has or will have value – save your time and mine. I am a pass on those.
  • I don’t broker domain names for anyone, so please don’t ask.

Yeah, I recognize that there are quite a few suggestions/rules here, but I don’t want to waste my time or you to waste your time. In addition, in the time I’ve been a domain investor, I’ve only bought a handful of domain names from people that pitched them to me via email. I am always on the hunt for good assets, and finding them on my own is a big part of the enjoyment for me.

Elliot Silver
Elliot Silver
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  1. Don’t call me,I SHALL call you if I am interested if I am ever interested.
    You have nothing to offer me…
    99.999% of incomings are always people asking for something

  2. Frankly I wouldn’t waste my time attempting to sell any of my domains to you or any other so called domain investor. The only time I might consider it is if I were liquidating and needed cash or were looking to get out of the business entirely. However if you were a broker interested in helping me sell my domains to an “end user”, i may consider using you if you have a better mousetrap.

    • I appreciate you for saving us both time.

      I am not a broker and have no interest in selling other people’s domain names.

  3. So Harsh for RED SOX FAN … sheesh for years people showed loved for the “cursed team”

    Actually the odds of you getting something other than someone who wanted cash fast, it would be hard to get a email lead for to a tier one domain …

    I agree with your article, even if you are not a REDS fan.

    • LOL – I will forward all of the emails to you 🙂

      I receive a fair amount of emails from people with great domain names. Usually, though, they assume I am a broker and ask me to sell their names for them, Rarely but on occasion, I see good names priced fairly.

  4. the red sox had a good streak going
    then sales gets his finger clocked by a line drive
    sox are heading south
    but that’s ok, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2018….american league finals (2021)
    sox will be back
    and yes, the mariners look good

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