When I receive inquiries on my domain names, the first thing I do is try to find out who the buyer is. I use a variety of means to try and determine who wants to buy my domain name. Although my price isn’t solely based on the buyer, that is a strong consideration that I make.
Based on how important I think it is to find out who my buyer is, I assume other domain owners do the same type of due diligence when I am trying to buy a domain name. Sometimes I think it helps when people know I am a domain investor because they don’t expect to get as much as they would if I were a large company like Google or Apple. On the other hand, many people don’t want to think they are leaving money on the table, assuming I am offering a low number.
For the most part, I do not hide or shield my identity because I don’t like it when others do that for me, and I only offer a number I am comfortable paying. When I do wish to remain anonymous, I use a company like Afternic, have someone I trust reach out on my behalf, or I use an anonymous email address. To complete a private acquisition, I use Escrow.com. I shared a way to remain anonymous on deals on Friday.
Although I don’t like the idea of being anonymous, I do think it can save money depending on the circumstances. this is why some of the biggest companies use private companies to buy domain names anonymously, and it might be a good idea for you and me.