Two good domain name articles to read this weekend
Saturday, July 14th, 2012
Two articles for your weekend.
I read two great articles on domain sites this week that I wanted to bring to your attention.
First is a post by Owen Frager. Now, I’ll be the first to admit I don’t usually click through to Owen’s stuff because I find the story has little to do with the headline. But when I saw that Escrow.com retweeted an article he wrote about the company, I took a look.
Frager has written a fascinating story about Escrow.com and its president Brandon Abbey. Definitely check it out.
The other article is from Elliot Silver. In his post “Thick Skin Is Necessary When Selling Domain Names To End Users“, he gives examples of how some end user prospects have told him he was crazy for asking his prices.
I know a lot of domainers would respond to such feedback by telling the end user he’s an idiot or missing an opportunity that one of his competitor’s will take advantage of.
But what’s the benefit to this? As Elliot points out, there’s no benefit…and it could potentially hurt you.
The smart to do is just move on. Why waste your time with someone who’s not going to buy your goods?
I’ll add one point to Elliot’s story. When a domain investor tells an end user he’s an idiot, how do you think that end user will respond the next time an investor pitches him or her?
Not only is “just moving on” smart for you, but it helps the industry, too.