Some people still don’t understand the value of .com
I have one geo domain name in Apartments niche. It’s GeoApartments.com, acquired recently. Yesterday I was doing some outbound inquires to potential end users that own similar domain names.
One of them was the exact match .net domain of my .com – GeoApartments.net, it’s fully operational website. I found their contact details and I sent short email that says I am selling the dot com Geo Apartments domain and if they are interested to simply reply. The reply that I got on my email was hilarious. They replied to me:
you kidding, right?
Obviously they don’t understand the benefits of .com domains against .net. They were so rude that doesn’t even consider to upgrade their domain to dot com version. Got the reply like 10 minutes after I sent my email.
My dot com version of the domain is getting some direct traffic that I bet are users who are looking for their GeoApartments.net.
I have a list of 20 more end user leads that own similar domain names, most of them are dot com, so should be easier to consider upgrading their domains. Will see what will happen.
Do you have similar situations with end users?