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11|14|2012 12:34 pm EDT

Sedo Email Offers Now Include Prices

by Adam Strong in Categories: Domain Aftermarket

It’s not a major news story, but Sedo has finally decided to include the offer price in emails they send to domain owners . In the past, when Sedo emailed a domain owner about an offer that has been received, they did not send the offer price.  The email simply stated :

We are pleased to inform you that a potential buyer has made an offer for your domain, yourdomain.com
Please respond to this offer either by clicking on the following link or by going to “Offers received” in your Sedo account:  (LINK TO SEDO GOES HERE)
Please note, that you will receive reminder mails about this offer, until you respond.  You will need to submit at least one counter before you can cancel the negotiations.  This process was designed to ensure a communicative and successful market place.
Please note that the Seller assumes all responsibility for the listing of this domain name. These responsibilities include, but are not limited to, any obligations that arise from accepting an agreement to sell the domain name.

Best Regards,
Your Sedo Team

We noticed today that Sedo has finally changed the email to include the price.  The first sentence now reads

We are pleased to inform you that a potential buyer has made an offer of 60 USD for your domain

A Sedo spokesperson told DNN:

We recently launched this small improvement to our notification emails to domain sellers when they receive an offer or counter-offer on a domain name. These updates mean that sellers see the amount of the offer directly in the email. This was added at the request of many of our sellers, in an effort to make it easier to review and respond to bids.

It’s a simple change and one that any domain owner who values their time will likely appreciate.  Godaddy Buyer Services please take note !   Sedo has still not responded to the complaints about lowball ($60) offers coming in from Godaddy, but at least they made this minor adjustment.  It’s been a long time coming.

Disclaimer: Co-founder and managing editor of DNN, Frank Michlick, also consults Sedo through his company DomainCocoon.

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1 Comment

Simonetta

November 15, 2012 @ 2:52 pm EDT

Thank you for posting about our recent product change with our emails. This change was based on customer feedback and we’d be happy to hear people’s thoughts on this.

Sedo is also actively working on solutions with Go Daddy around the low initial offers created through bidding at Go Daddy. One thing sellers can do immediately to limit the lower initial offers is to include a minimum bid price for their Sedo listings. Go Daddy users will not be able to submit bids for less than that amount.

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