Domain Name Courtesy

For the last few years, I’ve sent emails to different people that have a vested interest in a domain that may be expiring, dropping or closing out in auction. Most months I’ll send about 9-10 of these emails.

Let’s just call it domain name courtesy. These are domain names that I have no interest in whatsoever. Just great domains that the companies or individuals themselves would benefit from owning and a heads up about the status.

I’ll give you a hypothetical example:

A company is presently using as it’s domain name. I come across the exact match domain in a closeout auction at Go Daddy for $10. I have no use for the domain, so I send a courtesy email to the company about the domain being in auction.

Most are exact match company domains. Some are service or Geo domain names. Every once in a while I’ll see a celebrity domain name. A few are friends and acquaintances domain names.

I think it’s the right thing to do to let them know about their domains expiring or in auction even though most never reply back or even thank me when they get them.

I think it benefits us all in the long run because these domains will most likely be developed by the end user instead of sitting in a large parked portfolio.

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