Don’t Be Annoying
The other day, I received an email that started with, “I have reached out several times.” I had not responded to this person’s email because I had no interest in what he was offering, but I will share some advice with you.
It’s fine to email me once about some domain names that you think I might like to buy. You can see the types of names I own, and if you have something that would fit in on that list, you are welcome to share them with me with your price. If I don’t reply, perhaps it is because I am not interested. There’s a chance I missed your email, so a follow-up wouldn’t be too annoying. However, if you send two emails that don’t generate a response, it is likely that the domain names you sent are not of interest.
I do my best to reply to all emails that people send, especially when the domain names are very good. I am sure I’ve missed some, especially when things are busy or I am away. However, if you need to remind me that you’ve already reached out several times to no avail, it is most likely that I am ignoring your emails and you should stop.
In my opinion, either a domain name is good or it isn’t. If a domain name is not good, I am not going to buy it. Whether you email me once or ten times, it is not going to make any difference. I could be 6 beers into my evening, and I am still not going to purchase a domain name I wouldn’t hand register when I am on point.
If you send me multiple follow ups or keep sending me terrible domain names, I will most likely put you on “ignore” and never see your emails again. I presume others feel the same way. If you reach out several times to someone without any response, you should rethink your messaging.
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