Domain Abzocke

Derzeit biete ich einige Domains zum Verkauf an, und so wunderte es mich zunächst nicht, als mir eine Anfrage für eine der Adressen ins Haus flatterte:

Hello!

My client is an investor from Saudi Arabia. He is going to buy kuechentipps.org.

Please respond and specify a desired price in the subject line.

My client has $247,000 budget for 35-40 domain names. He is very interested in financial, shopping, adult, gambling, mobile phones and weight loss related domains.

Please let us know your preferred payment method (PayPal, Western Union, escrow etc.). If this is your first time domain sale I may help you with the sale/transfer process.

Are you a member of domain seller communities/forums? Probably, we know each other under some nicknames?

Regards,

Gut, nach dem Lesen der Mail kam es mir komisch vor, doch habe ich spaßeshalber 200 EUR für die Domain gefordert. Die Antwort folgte prompt:

Please note I don’t buy your domain. I’m only a representative. My client is going to buy it. He pays me a commission on every purchase – 10% of the sale price. So I’m not interested in low ball sales. I suggest you to change your price to $10000. Of course, the budget of my client is not unlimited but he can afford this sum. Ok?

Do you sell a domain or a web site? Web site is not necessary. My client is more interested in the domain name only.

He is very interested in financial, shopping, adult, gambling, mobile phones and weight loss related domains.

How can we pay you (PayPal, Western Union, escrow.com etc.)? If this is your first time domain sale I may help you with the sale/transfer process.

Are you a member of domain seller communities/forums? Probably, we know each other under some nicknames?
Regards,

Spätestens jetzt kam es mir spanisch vor – wer sollte für eine allenfalls drittklassige Domain so viel Geld bieten? Doch wollte ich wissen, wo der Haken liegt und fragte, wie man weiter vorgehen solle – Lesen Sie selbst:

Ok. Great! Before we proceed my investor needs only one thing from you:

As you may know all major domain brokers does not allow listing above $1000 or higher if you don’t have an official appraisal. Since the sale price is not low in our case, my client needs an official certificate of price (appraisal). He also needs to know you have no trademark problems. It won’t be a problem since I know an official appraiser that offers this option (trademark infringement verification) for free as a part of the appraisal service.

I’m also interested in a good valuation and a high sale price because my client pays me a commission (10-15% of the sale price) on every domain purchase. So I’m not interested in low sales too.

Of course, you should not use a free automated service like Estibot or similar services. My client won’t accept them. I was working for Estibot and knew they were using automated scripts for free appraisals. In our case we need a real manual valuation.

To avoid mistakes and wasting money on useless automated services I asked in the forum about reliable manual valuation/TM verification services. Please read this: [Link entfernt]

The process is very easy:

1. Go to the appraisal site and order the valuation with the TM verification. Submit your domains to them and let them know you have a buyer with $X,XXX offer so you need the appraisal near this value. After several hours you will get the results.

2. Then send these results via email and we’ll proceed with the deal.

If you are new to the appraisal process I can help you with a step by step instructions.
Regards,

Alles klar – man soll ein überteuertes Wertgutachten anfordern, dass dann aber letztlich wertlos ist. Denn zum Verkauf der Domain wird es nicht kommen.

Das ganze ist übrigens recht gut aufgemacht – mit einer Adresse in Bern (Schweiz), die es tatsächlich gibt, es wird eine Telefonnummer genannt und der Name (Rolf Reber) ist in der Schweiz gar nicht so selten.

Also, aufgepasst, wenn einem fragwürdige Kaufangebote für Domains ins Haus flattern.

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