My First Snail Mail Domain Name Offer

gtldsUsually a letter to a domain investor means a C&D or even worse a lawsuit. In the past it could mean a UDRP too but rules changed and everything related to a UDRP complaint is transmitted electronically only.

But surprisingly a letter could mean a domain name inquiry. And this time it was not just an inquiry but contained what was my first domain name purchase offer by snail mail.

It was a $1,500 offer for a New gTLD domain name from someone from Texas, USA. He had also send me an email but it was for a different domain name.

I replied to his email and quoted my price on both domains. I waited for 10 days and then, after I got no reply, I decided to call him. I rarely call buyers but I thought that an unusual (for me) inquiry deserves an unusual response. At least unusual for me.

I called him and I interrupted his Dallas cowboys game. We had a nice conversation but my price was higher than his offer but also closer to what he has paid for similar New gTLD domains. His budget is spent for now and we agreed to talk in a couple of months.



About Konstantinos Zournas

I studied Computer Engineering and Computer Science in London, UK and I am now living in Athens, Greece. I went online in 1995, started coding in 1996 and began buying domain names and creating websites in 2000. I started the blog in 2012.


  1. Wow! A letter. That’s rare these days. But very respectfully worded.

    Personally I’m a sucker for that kind of professionalism and will often sell for less when the buyer opens the negotiations so cordially – with a (non-insulting) offer amount and without the typical sense of entitlement.

  2. I have done that on the occasion, especially when the E-mail or phone number is outdated, or when I want to reach the decision maker directly.

  3. Your timing was a little off, not to your fault…. NEVER interrupt a Cowboy game from someone based in Texas, unless they are in Houston!

  4. Interesting one. You will always remember this offer.

  5. I bet it was the new Uniregistry Mail! 😀

    On a serious note, I do miss the days of corresponding. Companies would send me their annual reports, beautifully printed in the mail. All I had to do was circle numbers in a Fortune 500 magazine coupon. My mailman hated me 😀

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