People submit offers for domain names when they don’t mean to.
A couple months ago I switched some of my domain names on Domain Name Sales from PPC landers to “for sale” landing pages. I was curious if this would increase the number of inquiries on my domain names.
The short answer is yes, but most of these inquiries have been from confused people.
If you park your domain names, you already know that a lot of confused people contact you about them. They fill out forms asking for support, refunds, and other information as if you’re running an actual business. Domain Name Sales even has a canned response for inquiries from confused people.
Setting up domain names to go straight to a contact form on DNS makes it even easier for people to get confused. Instead of clicking on a link that says “Click here to buy CarGrants.com for your website name!”, they just see this:
To be fair to the confused, this page doesn’t actually say the form is for a quote on a domain name. This might be why, after entering a $1,500 offer to buy CarGrants.com, a person sent me a message “I’m looking for a good running car for transportation for me and my too (sic) kids”.
I’m more confused about how someone could see the same page at SpreadsheetModel.com and submit this inquiry:
“I attended the excel training on 29th and 30th October 2015. However I forgot get a copy of the excel training spreadsheet, could you please advise me how could I get a copy of this?”
Sure, I’ll get that right over to you.
I chuckle at these types of submissions, and I’m thankful I don’t have a database of whois records that would draw even more confused visitors to my website.