When I inquire about buying a domain name, I do so through my Embrace.com email address. The recipient of my email may have never heard of Embrace.com before, but I believe there is some level of authority and trust with the Embrace.com brand name. Establishing trust is important to getting a deal done. I think emailing from my @embrace.com email is much better than from my @gmail.com email address.

In my standard purchase inquiry email, I include several pieces of information to further establish trust with the recipient. The information is passively included in my signature, and I think it helps to give background about me and show that I am a credible buyer should a deal be made. The information I include in my signature:

  • Full name
  • Website
  • Email
  • Phone number
  • LinkedIn link

It is obvious why I include my full name. Someone can Google my name and see that I am active in the domain name business. I think Embrace.com looks trustworthy and shows that Embrace.com is a fully established brand. My phone number is included in the event someone wants to chat about a sale on the phone. I don’t love phone calls, but I won’t shy away from them either. My LinkedIn bio link not only shows that I am a real person, but it is also a way to track if someone is looking for more information about me.

These days, I am pretty much only inquiring about good one word .com domain names. Occasionally, I will email someone about a 2 word .com but my focus is still on the gems. In my opinion, the two most important aspects of getting an acquisition deal done are the offer/valuation and trustworthiness.

I think it is beneficial to have a professional signature that can help create an initial level of trust. If my offer is in the right ballpark, this can make the difference between being ignored and getting a reply.

About The Author: Elliot Silver is an Internet entrepreneur and publisher of DomainInvesting.com. Elliot is also the founder and President of Top Notch Domains, LLC, a company that has sold seven figures worth of domain names in the last five years. Please read the DomainInvesting.com Terms of Use page for additional information about the publisher, website comment policy, disclosures, and conflicts of interest.

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