I have been reporting Mike Mann’s domain sales monthly for almost 4 years. Every couple of months there is someone that will say something like “Mike’s sales are fake”, “if these sales were real then why my domains are not selling”, “why are these bad domains are selling?”, “Mike is full of shit”, etc.
Usually these people have spent not even a minute to think why one of these domains was sold, the size of Mike’s 350,000 domains portfolio, how the domain is used,etc.
They make ZERO research yet they question the sales. They just talk out of their ass. Do your fucking research and come back to me with proof.
They can question all they want but these sales are real. Many of Mike Mann’s sales happen on GoDaddy, Afternic and Sedo so they ARE verified.
Finally somehow they only complain/blame me (maybe others I don’t know) while nobody asks Mike on Twitter, Facebook or by email. How come?
And of course they don’t complain to GoDaddy, Sedo, Ron Jackson and Namebio.
Are these people jealous of these sales?
I am not saying we should not verify any sales. But we can’t possibly verify all sales. There are thousands of sales up to $100k every years. And I know what to doubt and do my research.
I have a list of 420 domains sold by Mike Mann that I have reported in the past 4 years. I checked many of them for many factors and the sales seem legit.
I can accept that mistakes happen, chargebacks also happen, etc. Do you want to agree that 1% or even higher of all reported sales are BS? And I am not talking just about Mike. I am talking about all industry reported sales. Yes, some people or registries lie. Some GoDaddy auctions are reported but the domain is renewed and the sale is never completed.
Mike’s twitter and Facebook account is not the IRS. If a domain sale is reversed then he might forget to report it.
I don’t go around chasing Namebio for all the GoDaddy auctions that are falsely reported. They/we can only verify so much. If I find some huge mistake I will report it. With proof!
Do you want to confirm all reported sales up to $100,000? Be my guest. I and all those reporting the sales have other things to do than waste our time.
Do you want to cast a doubt on all domain name sales? Get to work!
If you can’t accept that 1% of the sales are fake or simply wrongly reported then stop reading the sales reports. Because the only other option we have is not reporting ANY domain sales and that is not happening any time soon.
Yes, Mike can make a mistake. I found one domain he reported was free to register. It was a typo. Maybe sometime he copied and pasted the wrong domain or price on Twitter.
I checked these 420 domains and the overwhelming majority of them most have changed owner, nameserver or registrar after the sale. Many are developed or parked (yes domainers buy from Mike for the simple reason that he doesn’t use PPC). I even found one that expired and dropped. Mike is so open in his business like no other. Yet he takes all the crap from some idiots. Mike lists his entire 350,000 domain name portfolio on his website WITH prices. Go ahead and download it! I found 5 domains of these 420 that are still listed for sale on Mike’s website. One is developed so Mike probably forgot to delete it from his database. One is expired so I am not sure if Mike or the buyer left it expire. The other 3 are listed on Mike’s website for sale. Have these been sold? Not sure.
So I can accept that maybe 4 of Mike Mann’s domain sales were falsely reported. That is less than 1%. I can live with that.
If you can’t then you can ask me for the 420 domain name list and do your research. Otherwise you can just shut up and take your BS somewhere else.