A post about selling domain names on Noobworld.com, was brought to my attention today entitled “How to sell domain names to clueless end-users?”
The article which goes on to chat about Frank Schilling, Mike Mann, Rich Schwartz, Kevin Ham, Richard Lau and Brian Wick starts with this:
“”Have you ever visited TheDomains.com? ”
“The owner of the domain blog runs MostWantedDomains.com and WWMI.com. ”
“Michael Berkens is a master of misleading the end-user with unreliable sale data to score major domain sales. ”
“You want proof? VisitBerlin.com article/check comment section. Michael assumes his former VisitBerlin.com domain is comparable to VisitFlorida.com. ”
“He owns many top domain names worthy of high domain sales, but he seems to oversell less than appealing domain names at much higher prices.”
“Michael’s blog readers are essentially his robots, acting as he is like Moses leading them through the Red Sea.””
So welcome all ye sinners who dare to sell a premium domain at premium prices to end users who know exactly what domain they want and why they want it.
All kidding aside I’m confused by the article which starts out insulting me for asking for I guess what he considers to be “too much money” from the poor innocent end users, and ends with don’t be the guy who sells Klout.com for $5K.
I’m also confused of why VisitFlorida.com isn’t excellent comparison for the valuation of VisitBerlin.com or why that sale isn’t an excellent FMV for other like domains.
In my experience most “end users” who write you are all college students, unemployed down on their luck guys with offering the last $1,000 they have in the world for your domain, or those who are going to use the domain for charitable purposes.
Funny never got an email from anyone who says ” We are a Fortune 500 company with a huge budget, what do you want for this domain?” or “We are a company that just got $5M in VC money and have an idea to turn your domain into a $100 Million dollars company what do you want for it?”
So are we are now 40 days into the new year I can tell you we have sold including domain names pending in Escrow.com almost $400,000 in domain names.
Two are under NDA but the rest are opened to full disclosure once they all close.
I guess Lady Gaga has her “Little Monsters” and now I have My “Robots”
Welcome to the club.