I’ve been using DomainNameSales.com landing pages for some time now. One of the first things I made sure of was that the inbound inquiries went right to me. Over time I’ve realized that I actually don’t really have the time to field or follow up with these inbound offers, I’m just too busy. Now this doesn’t mean I never got around to it, but usually it took until the weekend for me to respond so if someone put in an offer on a Monday, they might not hear back until Saturday or Sunday.
In many cases I don’t necessarily see this as a bad thing. I’ve always felt that if you respond right-away you probably look pretty eager to sell. I’ve also found that I (almost) always get a dialog going even if I do respond after a few days have passed.
What I’ve never been diligent about doing is following up on old offers. So I thought it was time to see what happened if I flipped the switch and let Uniregistry brokers loose on my old inbounds. This all happened a few weeks ago and this week they sold a name that I honestly forgot that I owned.
Then I looked at the email log. The broker at Uniregistry had followed up with an old inbound from 2014 and had a TON of follow-ups and got the dialog re-started. We came to an agreement this week and if the broker is okay with it I’ll happily share their name, the domain, and the sale price. It’s not a blockbuster sale, just $1500 – $1,250 after commission, but it’s a domain I completely forgot that I owned and would have probably dropped.
It goes to show that all of us probably have a handful of names that we think aren’t going to sell. If we just had the time to go through all our old lead and see which are still alive. Like the post says, I’m impressed, let’s see what happens next.
Of course this is just one isolated experience so I don’t want this to get confused with something I’ve seen as repeatable or made a fortune with. That being said, I do think it highlights how old leads, even years old, can still become buyers, but if you’re like me, you probably don’t have the time to go back and email them, over and over again until they respond…but Uniregistry does!
Now I want to hear from you, what do you think? Comment and let your voice be heard!