Typical Reply to Offer for Inventory Domain Name

A couple of weeks ago, I shared that I began forwarding my inventory-quality domain names to Embrace.com landing pages. I respond directly to offers and inquiries, and I push prospective buyers to Dan.com landing pages to complete the purchase. I don’t do this for higher value domain names.

I am testing this to save time and to lock in deals that might have failed if I set the price or minimum offer amount too high. By jumping in between the buyer and a Dan.com landing page, I am able to adjust the asking price, minimum offer, and LTO options before giving them to the buyer. Since I don’t regularly update domain name prices, this gives me the opportunity to adjust based on market or business conditions.

I thought I would share how I am responding to inquiries and offers while testing this method:


Affirming their good taste in domain name:

[Domain].com is a valuable domain name that is worth more than your $x offer. The company would sell the domain name for $x USD.

Pushing to Dan.com:

[Domain].com is listed for sale via Dan.com (a company now owned by GoDaddy). You can purchase the domain name right away or you can choose a lease to own option if you prefer: [Link]

Adding time sensitivity:

The price is valid for 48 hours and is subject to change after that.


If warranted, I sometimes deviate from this canned reply. For instance, if I previously turned down an offer for the domain name, I will mention the offer that was turned down. I also modify the reply if the person left the offer field blank instead of submitting an offer. Situationally, I might not reply with the Dan.com link but suggest using Escrow.com for transactions. I still prefer to transact via Escrow.com on higher value sales.

Elliot Silver
Elliot Silver
About The Author: Elliot Silver is an Internet entrepreneur and publisher of DomainInvesting.com. Elliot is also the founder and President of Top Notch Domains, LLC, a company that has closed eight figures in deals. Please read the DomainInvesting.com Terms of Use page for additional information about the publisher, website comment policy, disclosures, and conflicts of interest. Reach out to Elliot: Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn


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