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How Whoisology Helps Me

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When I receive an inquiry, either via email or Domain Name Sales landing page, I do some due diligence on the prospective buyer. Most of the time, I have a limited amount of information to use to do my due diligence. The one thing I almost always have is an accurate email address. This is usually enough to learn about the prospect.

The Domain Name Sales platform integrates quite a few tools that can be used to learn about a buyer. You can easily search Facebook, LinkedIn, or Google to find a match for the email address. This can be useful in determining who the buyer is, but I like to use Whoisology to glean additional information about the prospective buyer.

When I receive an inquiry, I like to enter the email address into Whoisology to see if the prospect owns other domain names. This information can give me additional insight into why the prospect wants to buy my domain name. For instance, I may be able to see other, similar domain names that are owned by the prospect. Perhaps he or she owns a longer tail version of my domain name. I can also use the information from Whoisology to see if the prospect has a developed website or business on the domain name. This gives me additional information that I can use in my due diligence.

I think it would be helpful for DNS to integrate add-value tools like Whoisology and even DomainTools into the platform. It’s easy enough to take the info from my inquiries and enter that information by hand into other websites. It would be easier if it was all within the DNS platform. I also think others who aren’t as familiar with these tools will benefit from this as well.

Whether or not these tools are integrated into the DNS platform, and even if you don’t use the DNS platform, I think you can get some good insight when you use a tool like Whoisology for research.


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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Comments (7)

    Krishna

    Elliot, good suggestion. I never thought in this angle. I definitely use this from now onwards.

    I don’t know why DNS people are not releasing android application.

    January 9th, 2015 at 10:05 am

    Kris

    Completely agree. Whoisology is my favorite domain tool.

    January 9th, 2015 at 11:48 am

    BullS

    I just entered a gmail address from someone requesting one of my domains and it shows No results for this email.

    I think it was newly created just to cover up their track.

    January 9th, 2015 at 1:04 pm

      BullS

      let me know if anyone wants to know that gmail address…

      In reply to BullS | January 9th, 2015 at 1:05 pm

    Manmeet P Singh

    On point advice Elliot. I do the same :-)

    January 10th, 2015 at 2:56 am

    John

    I just do a Google search on email addresses whether as buyer or seller and if there are domains you tend to find them.

    January 10th, 2015 at 3:41 pm

    Bruce Tedeschi

    Never ever had an offer through DNS platform. You can SEO the name. They need to allow owners to optimize name for search with meta title, desc etc.

    January 31st, 2016 at 9:25 am

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