If you use DomainNameSales you know that even if you don’t use their internal brokerage team, after a lead has sat there for a while it gets forwarded to one of their team members to try to rekindle the lead and see if they can turn it into something. I don’t know if you can opt out of this but after today I’m going to find out. One of their brokers reached out to a lead of mine (very important to note, this is my lead that came in on my domain, this is not a DNS lead for them to use as they please) and the DNS broker talked to the lead on the phone. You can not track what happens on the phone but you can see the followup correspondence through the internal DNS system. The broker writes to my lead and says:
“Looks like we got disconnected — just let me know if you want me to extend an offer to acquire the .com; alternatively, I am happy to look at derivative names that also would fit your needs…”
Apparently this broker at DNS thinks this is his lead and he can offer to show the lead domain names not owned by me. Ummmm, I don’t think buddy.
1. It is not professional in any way, shape or form to do this.
2. It is my lead generated by my domain. If you want to use that lead for any other purpose you better have my approval and be paying me for it. My domains should not be generating commissions for you on domains not owned by me.
I would think this is common sense but it looks like a training course may be needed for at least one member of the DNS internal brokerage team. #NotCool