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Thread: Offered to sell a domain, please help me decide.

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    Exclamation Offered to sell a domain, please help me decide.


    I have received an e-mail offering me to sell a valuable domain I registered a while ago. here's the content of the e-mail:

    from Angeline Sena <>
    sender-time Sent at 11:14 AM (UTC). Current time there: 8:21 AM. ✆
    date Mon, Jun 7, 2010 at 11:14 AM
    subject Regarding:

    hide details 11:14 AM (21 minutes ago)

    Dear AzizGFX, It has come to our knowledge that you are the rightful owner of

    On behalf of a large domain name investment company i would like to hear if you are interested in selling this domain name?

    We have more than 10 years experience in the domain brokering industry and see a potentiel value in your name. We value a fast and easy communication, if you are interested in selling, please send an email to: with subject line "Interested in selling" including your asking price and prefered payment method for further considerations.

    Thank you in advance


    please tell me if this is secure, legitimate and risk-free. I checked their domain and it seems empty. I would appreciate your suggestions. and if I do agree to sell it, how much should I charge? a friend stated not less than $5000 USD

    Looking forward to hearing from you.


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    Well Aziz, the first thing that caught my eye was that from: xxxxxx @ !


    Answer in a polite way and offer the domain for $5000 (if that's your price) using Escrow or Sedo to complete the transfer.

    DON'T, under any circumstances accept paypal for this transaction, not even if they state it's a verified, bla bla account.

    Keep us updated.

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    They should at least send their email from the investment company's domain. hotmail is a red flag for me.

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    Hello, i also got a mail exactly like that today..
    My gess it's a scam..

    Look at originating IP in the headers of the mail.. RO Romania 34 Suceava Suceava
    47.6333 26.2500 Euro Fiber SRL SC BURTILA &Co ELECTRON M.BIT SRL

    Mail here was signed with. Marth Gerache

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    thanks guys, I have sent an e-mail to the address provided and here's what they said:

    from Martin Reuter <>
    sender-time Sent at 2:44 PM (GMT-04:00). Current time there: 8:53 AM. ✆
    reply-to Martin Reuter <>
    to Aziz Natour <>
    date Mon, Jun 7, 2010 at 2:44 PM
    subject Re: Interested in selling

    hide details 2:44 PM (1 hour ago)

    Hello Aziz,

    Thank you for contacting us regarding, we see a great potential in your name and are happy you are open for selling.

    We find your asking price of $10,000 interesting, a bit high, but we are open for a negotiation. And just for your information, we can pay via sedo, as you requested.

    Before we can start a purchase process we need the following from you:

    An officially certified domain appraisal, not older than 3 months. The domain valuation determines a fair selling price based on accurate analysis and will help us settle on a price we are both happy with.

    If you already have an official appraisal for this domain, not older than 3 months, please forward the certificate to me. If not, you can get one from the leaders in the industry here :

    When you have the appraisal, please forward it to me and we can start the transition process.

    Looking forward hearing from you.


    Martin Reuter

    Senior domain manager

    Confidentiality Notice:

    The information contained in this electronic document is considered a confidential and/or privileged communication between Investet and the addressee. If the recipient of this email communication is not the intended addressee, such recipient is strictly prohibited from photocopying, distributing, or otherwise using this email or its contents and/or attachments in any way. If you received this message in error, please contact the sender listed above by any contact means listed. Thank you.

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    Now i see it..
    This "boy" is just an Affiliate-punk trying to get signups and commision from

    h t t p://
    (his link redirects..)
    It's very simple to earn commissions by promoting our site. Certified Domain Appraisal sells for $29.95 . For every sale you refer to us, we will pay you $10.00 on Level 1 (less processing fees.)* Our customers can pay us through the following merchant account(s): PAYPAL .
    Last edited by Nutz; 7 June, 2010 at 13:53 PM. Reason: typo

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    That site is bullshxxt.

    Stay away from it.. The site is selling worthless crap..
    A fresh "company" that no-one wil own on the paper..

    Updated Date: 01-jun-2010
    Creation Date: 17-mar-2010
    Expiration Date: 17-mar-2011

    If an "respected" domaindealer want you to use this "company" to find the right price, they are scammers for sure..

    You will be sweet-talked until you pay the $29 -fee, and you will never hear from the "buyer" again..

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    Had one of these as well today,

    Just a scam then, however concerned about comments re paypal

    Thats all i use online and thought it was ok?


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    Use Paypal when you want to buy things, good tool for buyers, sellers can risk getting their account frozen if a buyer is dishonest..

  10. Appraisal scam... Same old, same old.

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