Category: Domain Names

Politely Rejected $200 Offer on PodTaxi.com

Politely Rejected $200 opening offer on PodTaxi.com domain name. We have received multiple offers from across the world, on this one with highest so far at $1000 from Bangalore.

Politely Rejected $200 Offer on PodTaxi.com

DomainInsider.in Learning’sPod (vehicle), a proposed Ultra personal rapid transit system. Pod vehicles have been proposed all around the world by respective governments in order to make for an efficient public transport system. Hence “POD TAXI” keywords combined together fits the bill perfectly and various companies would love to acquire the exact match keyword.

I went ahead to hand register PodTaxi.com domain name in the year 2010 after reading a news article about the concept which means you should stay abreast with the latest news, topics, and trends in the market in order to grab the right domain name for domain name investing.

Tips for New Domainers (Domain Name Investors)

Tips for New Domainers - Domain Name Investors
 
If you are just starting out in the domain name industry, I’ve managed to write down some important points to follow in order to do well. I’ve had multiple requests since my yesterday’s Facebook status post, so here we go:
 
1. Stick to .com extension for quick ROI (return on investment) until you have figured it out.- Other extensions (including New gTLDs) sell as well, however, you may have to spend some time reading, learning and trying to figure that out.
2. Thorough research required before buying or hand registering a domain name – There are hundred’s of opportunities around in the form of future-tech, current trends, expired/dropping keyword domain names etc eyeing your hard earned money, pick and choose wisely. Make sure of looking into each domain name, research well, and think why an end-user company would ever want to use your domain name as part of its brand.
 
3. Keep a close-watch and manage your cash flow – Domain Name Investing (business) is definitely not a stable full-time source of income. A recent poll conducted by Namepros.com showed that 52% of domain name investors made a loss, merely broke even or earned below $1000 in the year 2017. Regular cash-flow is a must in order to sustain the domain name industry.
 
If you are well-researched about your domain names, renewal bill next year won’t be too heavy and you will get cracking with some decent domain name sales. Happy Domaining!

Sell Domain Names

Here are some tips to sell domain names through outreach and email marketing.

Sell Domain Names

Please note that you may have to explore what point would work for which situation that you have in front of you. This is called trying and testing to gain experience!

From expert experience, days of the week do not matter. If a person (potential buyer) is interested in an opportunity to secure a domain name they have the slightest interest in, they will reply to your outreach email otherwise, they won’t!

PRO-TIP: Make sure the domain name is in the subject line.

Holidays or weekends are great to catch key decision makers when they are not getting bombarded with sales and spam emails. A weekend is a time when there is the least flow of emails. As an experienced professional, I tend to peep into my inbox every now and then to see whether there is an important email awaiting my attention.

PRO-TIP: Also weekends are good days to email CEO of companies. They work almost every day, that is why they are the boss!

Find out the time zone of a potential end-user in order to send him/her an email to arrange or request a phone call. Multiple attempts in a day would get your email a definite attention, though could land you in spam box as well if it’s not relevant to the recipient’s interest.

Do thorough research on the business or potential buyer to make sure they are interested or would have some interest with enough capital in the bank to acquire your asset (read “domain name” here)

If you are unable to find the right contact in a company for your domain name which you are looking at selling, seek help from someone within the company to point you in the right direction. Usually, IT manager or someone from marketing team is the people you want to get in front of rather than CEOs or CFOs!

If you are doing everything right and still no luck in getting to the right person, ask around kindly and someone within your professional circle would chime in to help point you in the right direction. #Networking helps!

Email the WHOIS of a domain name to start discussions or find contact information via the website or social media. LinkedIn email, Twitter, Facebook fan page, LinkedIn InMail etc are a good way to start.

Explain and educate your potential buyer about various Escrow services for the secure transaction in order to build confidence.

Try to contact more than one prospect per domain name to secure a sale.

PRO-PRO-TIP: Type your domain name and/keywords into Google and contact the first page results and contact page two of Google results as they want to be on page 1 for the keywords in the domain name you have.

Hope this helps! Have questions? Please attend DomainX 2017 Conference, New Delhi on 5th & 6th August to get answers and learn from experts like Ali Zandi, Troy Rushton, Amrendra Mishra and others who have been selling domain names every day through outreach!

Breaking! DomainX 2017 Confirms Ali Zandi’s Participation

With each edition, DomainX, India’s first dedicated conference for domain name investors, has been
upping the ante in connecting the Indian domain name investor community with globally recognized
names in the ecosystem and has been recognized for the same by partners and delegates alike.

Continuing in the same vein, the team at DomainX 2017 sponsored by Uniregistry, is pleased to share a
confirmation of participation from Ali Zandi, prominent domain name broker and investor who has
facilitated millions of dollars of successful transactions in the domain industry, the most recent one
being Freedom.com that was brokered by Ali for 2 Million USD.

Ali Zandi

Ali Zandi is the founder and senior broker at Starfire Holdings, a domain name brokerage and
consulting firm. Prior to Starfire Holdings, Ali was the director of sales and acquisitions at
Perception.com, a private domain name investment fund. At DomainX 2017 Ali will be speaking about
his experiences in an interactive format.

The Domain Name Owners Association of India (DNOAi), India’s only domain name investor forum
opines “Ali Zandi has a wealth of knowledge and sales experience and DNOAI welcomes his
participation in DomainX for the benefit of the Indian domain name investor who will have an enriching
opportunity to network with him and learn from his insights, experience, and mindset.”

Ali joins our esteemed panel of speakers that includes Samiran Gupta – Head of India at ICANN, Kevin
Murphy from DomainIncite.com, Troy Rushton of NameBrokers.com, Jon Yau of Stockphoto.com, Justin Hutauruk (Registrar Sales Director) of Uniregistry.com, Tommy Butler of Glasgow.com, and acclaimed Domain Attorneys Zak Muscovitch, Rodney Ryder, Gurpreet Monga & Ankur Raheja.

DomainX 2017 sponsored by Uniregistry will take place on August 5th & 6th in New Delhi, India. For
more information on attending & sponsorship inquiries, please visit
http://www.domainxevents.com/newdelhi/

Indian Domain Name Industry Participation in ICANN’s Neo-Brahmi Generation Panel

Vinay Murarka (मेरा.भारत) and Jay Paudyal (Hindi7.com), well-known names in the Indian domain name industry have been selected to participate in Neo-Brahmi Generation Panel approved and seated by ICANN on 26th May 2015.

मेरा.भारत

For all of you who are not aware of Neo-Brahmi Generation Panel, it is ICANN’s panel for IDN Program in India and countries around.

Both gentlemen have been invited to participate in the closed-door meeting in Kathmandu, Nepal this week.

While Vinay Murarka will skip this meeting due to prior commitments, Jay Paudyal is already in Kathmandu gearing up for the ICANN meeting and to speak about Indic Content Searchability & IDN Domains.

We at DomainInsider.in hope for increased participation from the Indian domain name industry which shall definitely help overall growth of the community in the right direction.