If you own short domains, you’ve probably received your share of lowball offers and it’s a known fact that such domains receive more offers than other domain categories but over the past let’s say 6 months or so, the frequency seems to have gone up quite a bit.
I can tell that most of the offers are from Asia/China (I’m sure nobody is surprised haha) and aside from the volume increase, it seems the offers are getting a bit more aggressive. Aggressive as in using subjects such as “High price for yourdomain.com” and similar approaches.
Oh and none of my short domains are numerics.
Given the fact that numerics are doing even better than the other short domains, I can only imagine that the trend is even more pronounced in their case.
Despite the fact that the volume and aggressiveness has gone up, most of those offers will probably still be lowball ones, so don’t get too excited when you receive such an email.
Would be interesting to brainstorm a bit.
Not sure how many of you guys own short domains but if you do, can you confirm that the offer volumes have indeed gone up quite a bit over the past 6 months or so?
Also, have you ever sold a domain as a result of such offers or were all of them lowball ones in your case?
In my case, I only recall one sale after such an offer, a CVCV dot com sale that occured a few years ago. Can’t remember the price, however I do remember that it was a reseller price but on the high-ish side based on how things stood at that point, so I was reasonably satisfied back then. Not an amazing sale by any means but still, decent. Other than that, I didn’t sell any short domains after such offers.
If you own some short domains and want to share your experience, your input would be appreciated.