- Nov 4, 2020
I get a number of PM's from members asking me to purchase domains....
I bought a few and it's no secret that I am willing to pony up the dough if the domain appeals to me.
However, I am noticing a little trend here and it's the third time this has happened to me.
A member will send me a message asking me if I am interested in a half dozen or so domains. Of course I assume the member has ownership of these domains and I begin discussing the possibility of 1-2 acquisitions. The problem is on a couple of occasions the members I'm dealing with don't actually own the domains. I waste a lot of time and then find out there is a different owner. So if they negotiate 5k with me then they try to get it for 2.5k from the owner. I guess I am at fault because 5k is my magic bidding number and people know that.
So recently I get a PM from a member asking me to negotiate on a few domain names and coincidentally I was just conversing with the real owner on one of the three domains.
I asked the guy if he had ownership and of course I already knew he did not.
Turns out he had read one of my posts where I said I will pay 5k for one word .ca domains if they meet my criteria as a positive meaning, singular, dictionary term.
So the question is can you really broker a sale when neither the buyer or seller has any idea that someone is trying to broker the domain?