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previous owner wants his domain back

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by nonai, Apr 20, 2015.

  1. nonai

    nonai Power Member

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    bought domain on GD auctions. months later previous owner contacts me, saying he wants his domain back. he says he can pay and i should make him an offer.
    it's his FirstNameLastName.com and when he owned the domain, it wasn't being used for business purposes, it was just a stupid blog that probably made him no money.

    how much can I get for this? what would be a fair price?
     
  2. Finez

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    200$ as its one of a kind.
     
  3. jak19

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    i would just be nice if you have no use for it
     
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  4. extremeboy

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    it's your choice how much you want simple make profit and sell if it's not worth for you.
     
  5. Sejo245

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    Only you can decide how much you want for it. If you have no use for it and he does I will be genuine and possibly sell it back to him and make back what you paid for it plus a little extra.
     
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    start with something high say $2000 , then come down gradually .
     
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    If he is really a Kind person, Just get the transfer fee and send his domain :)
    You'll feel good :)
     
  9. jo080711

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    What were you going to use it for? Does it have good metrics? I've had this happen to me a couple of times and usually just give it back for what I paid. Unless it something REALLY worth keeping it probably isn't worth the headache.
     
  10. bronxbombers

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    Just double the cost you paid for it with fees and everything included. I'm all for being a nice guy, but you have to factor in what your time and effort was worth to research and track it down to begin with. You are offering him the service of securing the domain he let go.
     
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    Tell him to make the offer, his best offer because you have another client ... :D
     
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    If it's just being used as part of a PBN I would just sell it back to him at cost.

    Your profit is good karma.
     
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    Ask him how much is the domain worth to him, just try to find his price range. If he says $x,xxx then charge him maybe 1k more than what he offered lol.

    If its low then I would just take what he offers unless its really low.

    Just dont sell yourself short :)
     
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    I would just give the domain back to him after deducting any expenses incurred.
     
  16. srb888

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    I wonder why you need someone's first name last name.com for even if it was available on an auction? Now there is that someone asking it back, make sure his name matches the domain name and give it back for whatever amount is fine for both. :)


    If he is a celebrity, then it's another story. :D
     
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  17. ThopHayt

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    If hes going to just blog on it you should try to exchange for a permanent homepage link from him. Better than a PBN.
     
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    As others have stated, have him make an offer and counter it by 10-20 what he offered.
     
  19. bronxbombers

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    That's a really interesting approach. You could even target expiring blogs for this purpose. This would give you either free ad space or a PBN you never have to update.
     
  20. rob1977

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    So you have this as part of your 'Pbn' and yet apparently your pbn is down as you forgot to renew your hosting before you actually built the pbn.

    Is their actually a domain ?