I got an email the other day from a Sedo account manager. She was offering me a list of 2 or 3 character domains. This seemed like normal brokering until I got to this part:
If you are looking for details on these offers please feel free to contact the client directly.
Why would Sedo tell buyers to contact sellers directly? Sedo makes profit as a broker on sales commision and is hiding buyer’s and seller’s contact details only to ensure that it gets the commision from domain name sales.
I requested the list only to find out that the seller was DomCollect. DomCollect Worldwide Intellectual Property AG, a company based in Switzerland, is 100% owned by Sedo GmbH. DomCollect is said to own over 100,000 domain names in its domain portfolio.
Why is sedo presenting DomCollect as their client?
I asked the Sedo account manager about this but never got a reply.