A few days back Discretion.com was introduced, by Francois Carrillo as an anonymous email service.
Then I got an email from Discretion.com. I clicked on the link inside thinking it was a promotional message from Francois but I was wrong. It was an anonymous offer for one of my domain names. I tried to reply but as I was using my android mobile phone I wasn’t able to reply and the message was self distracted after a few minutes. I then got another message and I was able to send a reply to the potential buyer.
Sure, you can use Sedo to send anonymous offers or other services but when I get an offer at Sedo I always add 15% (the Sedo fee) to my quote. So if you want to be both anonymous and get a better price then you should use Discretion.com.
So next time you want to send an anonymous offer for a domain name you are interested in, you can use Discretion.com instead of creating a gmail account you will never use again.
Every transaction between two parties has a potential to go awry; either due to an inadvertent misunderstanding, or a deliberate deception.
It is therefore crucial that communication between parties be preserved from inception.
Permanent erasure of these communication, or severe anonymity is therefore stupid. The service described here is unnecessary in today’s world.
Again, it’s not if you are the one that don’t want to leave a record.
And once both parties enter the escrow transaction and agree that is enough to hold if anything goes wrong.
What percentage of sales go the way of escrow? It has to be 100% for it not to concern you. Most people, aside from you I suppose, would still be concerned even with escrow. Here in United States, which is a litigious society, even oral agreements form basis for tort, and are admissible in court.
It either goes through escrow or I have a contract. That’s about it.
And if I make a sale through paypal it’s money first always.
That can only be solace if only the domainer is allowed to sue or complain. But the counter-party has rights too, and could initiate hostilities. And in fact could be unscrupulous.
The buyer party would be using discretion.
People do this every day. They just setup a fake gmail account and do it or use a company that specializes in this kind of secret deals. This saves a bit of time.
Yes, people do, but there’s one caveat, which is the basis of our discussion, there’s a record trail even in the fake gmail account; from inception to finality, the record can be invoked anytime, they are never erased in toto.