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TexasFilly

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Please offer "solid" advice..

Here's the situation..

I've been marketing the domain:


Adopting.us

to various child adoption agencies / organizations.

I now have an interested party..

An adoption agency out of the DallasFW area.

They operate/own a 3 word (lengthy) .org URL.

They have sent a kind reply email in response to
my initial marketing email..
with interest..

they are unsure of a "fair offer"..

Please advise what a fair offer is for the domain
(from an end user standpoint)

Adopting.us


Thankyou..
I would REALLY appreciate some "solid" advice here.
 
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well, 1st of all congrats on the phishing out the interesting party. that's what i call being proactive.

its a relatively tough/easy question depending how u look at it.

perhaps, you can try 2 explain them that adopting is a meaningul one word recorded in google in 3 million places currently. also u might wanna 'hint' to them that adopting happens to be a word which is DIRECTLY RELEVANT 2 their EXISTENCE and business. it 'only' happens to be their bread and butter. u might wanna tell them that by purchassing this name with 'fair offer' they will stop being a third-rate agency and will get into the forefront of happenings :) show them the example of adopting . com explain to them the priceless valuation of internet properties, especially with time, blah, blah..

anyway, i have a feeling they r not 2 bright since they r operating legthy three word domain, and also don;t know what 'fair' is in this case? so imho, if they r interested but can not drop at least, i dunno.. 1-3 grand on it, kindly thank them and forget them. go look for the next buyer.
 

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I reckon you could ask for a low to mid $XXXX since it's obviously their business it will be very valuable to them, dont let it go for less than four figures!
 

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Since 'Adopting.US' is a premium one-word domain, descriptive and with clarity of purpose, I would ask for an even $5000. I would emphasize that the absence of hyphens, abbreviations, or a series of words will produce for the company a unique and memorable online identity.

A possible alternative would be to lease them the name for say a $500 deposit and annual fee of $1000. You would retain 'ownership' of 'Adopting.US', but would still get your income over a fairly short course of time. This would allow them to use the higher-quality online identity with a lower initial expense. You would have even better options at the end of the lease term. Good luck!
 

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Good length, lack of hypens, etc etc, but I'd say more around $1,000. Adoption.us, now that would be mid $,$$$
 

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Thanks for the feedback everyone who replied..

This agency.. (owned by a Texas attorney) is doing good work in regards to finding usa families to adopt international children..

Their one time "fee" schedule.. is as follows:


Application Fee $200
Agency Fee $4800
Home Study fee $1000
if agency client
Home Study Review fee $50
if not prepared by our agency
Foreign Fee $10,000 to $18,500
depending on country


I'm hoping to make a fair name deal with this agency.. as their web url is quite lengthy and they would do well to have a single word web address for marketing purposes..
 

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With fees like those, look for mid-high $,$$$
 

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TexasFilly said:
Thanks for the feedback everyone who replied..

This agency.. (owned by a Texas attorney) is doing good work in regards to finding usa families to adopt international children..

Their one time "fee" schedule.. is as follows:


Application Fee $200
Agency Fee $4800
Home Study fee $1000
if agency client
Home Study Review fee $50
if not prepared by our agency
Foreign Fee $10,000 to $18,500
depending on country


I'm hoping to make a fair name deal with this agency.. as their web url is quite lengthy and they would do well to have a single word web address for marketing purposes..


Just tell them to trade you a kid, or two, for it :-D :-D
 

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Low to mid $x.xxx is a reality for this end user. I however would settle for anything over $1.000 which I feel is a fair price.

Good Luck !

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I did some Googling and was able to find out which agency is this. No kidding, they use a 20 letter long .org domain.

Just tell them they can save 14 letters by "adopting" your domain.
 
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