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.