Domain Name Jargon : Lowballer & Lowballing

After our recent coverage of a real life lowballing incident at Domain Name Sales went viral, we checked our dedicated Domain Name Jargon entries. Shock, horror! There has been no entry for this ill-defined domainer species, and we are going to make amends, right now. Keep in mind that Domain Name Jargon is here to […]

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Domain lowballing example captured in hilarious Domain Name Sales inquiry

In loose terms, the definition of a domain lowballer is that of a person who places an offer substantially below the value of a domain name. While domain valuation standards vary, some domain offers are intentionally lowballs, for example offering less than $5,000 on a LLL .com is a silly attempt at lowballing its owner. […]

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Domain lowballer reveals all during NamesCon cocktail party

The diversity of attendants at NamesCon 2015 has led to the inevitable: A domain lowballer has physically showed up at the biggest domain conference in Las Vegas. Freemus Notrias from Latvia, nonchalantly admitted that he is in fact, a serial lowballer, having sent offers in the $5 to $20 range for thousands of domain names. […]

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Weasels.com – Addressing a typical premium domain name inquiry

Bill Sweetman – the original Name Ninja – has created a funny ‘cartoon’ video visualizing the annoying inquiries domain owners receive for premium domains. Living in a lowballer’s world is tough, and this particular video captures the spirit of such inquiries domain investors receive – some of which are in the $50 dollar range for […]

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Be careful when you piss off a Domainer; he might be famous

Yesterday, Mike Berkens unveiled that a California entrepreneur got ticked off with his refusal to sell MotorcycleHelmets.com for $11k, subsequently making a comment about penis size; now another lowball offer is stirring the quiet waters of DNForum, on a Sunday afternoon. Sean Stafford, author of popular ebook “Domain Graduate: Tapping the Online Mines” was approached […]

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Will this damn Lowballing ever stop?

As domainers, we get those all the time: emails about buying a domain for an insignificant amount of money. That’s called lowballing and there’s already a certificate for it. The fun begins with the reason that comes with a lowball offer. Some claim that it’s for their child and they want a personal domain. Others […]

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Domain Lowballers begin 2011 by forming an Association

Not content with having a ball during 2010, the Association of Domain Lowballers has started 2011 with a blast – an email blast, that is. In an email sent to several hundred – if not thousand – recipients, the members of the Association of Domain Lowballers explain their modus operandi: “It’s important for us to […]

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Top 10 Ways to respond to a Lowball Offer

As domainers, we receive them all the time: the much-dreaded, despicable, nerve-wracking offers that don’t even take into account the cost of renewing the domain. The Lowball Offers. They arrive via emails, phonecalls or via online venues such as Sedo, GoDaddy, Network Solutions or Afternic. Lowball offers are several zeros short of a full price, […]

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Francois reveals the genius algorithm behind the domain tool at Valuate.com

Sponsored by CarrotJuice.com It has been several days now that the new brainchild of Francois – Valuate.com – has been issuing remarkably accurate domain evaluations; the estimates are matching real world sales with an incredible precision. The tool publicly discloses that it’s running Estibot 2.0 – the artificial intelligence engine created by Finnish neurosurgeon Dr. […]

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