I’m pissed DomainNameSales. I switched a few months ago from brokering my own domains to using the DNS brokers. I would expect the negotiation skills of people who do negotiating full time to be much better than my own. I’m switching back to self brokered because of what I just noticed in my account, and between what happened and the steep drop in parking revenue I’m considering if DNS is the right route for me to keep my domains on so I need to think more about what I want in the future.
On April 18th someone inquired about a domain I own and the DNS broker responded with my price on April 19th. On the same day the buyer replied with ‘no thanks’. I’ve had people in the past tell me “no” and then contact me a day or a week or a month later and start talks up on the domain. They are trying to play hardball or see if I get desperate on the domain. DNS is screwing my chances on that happening on this domain (and lord knows how many others). On April 21st the broker sent an email to the inquirer offering him a link to buy the domain name in the extensions that Frank owns. The email to the inquirer said, “I have given it some thought and I would like to propose a much more affordable option for you: an alternative domain. Click here to review several quality options.” Point blank, DNS is using my lead for their own use. I never opted in to give them the right to sell their products to my leads. And if they changed their terms of service I never received notice that I recall. If they sell one of their cheap extensions to MY LEAD I would get a $2 or $3 commission while missing out on the potential of $15k (which was my price on this domain). And this was not an old lead but rather a brand new fresh lead. If you want to screw me, at least leave some cash on the nightstand after each time guys.