Scotlanddesign.com for Sale - woopiedoo!
I’m fed up with receiving spam emails from Domain Name Resellers, who nearly all lie through their teeth to sell their virtually worthless domain names at highly inflated prices. You know the type of thing - I have this fabulous domain name that has just come up for sale, after so many years and it’s being offered to 50 people, blah, blah, lie, lie, blah.
Nearly all of these spam domain reseller emails suggest that this is an easy way of jumping to the top of the search engines for an important search term and related terms and quite frankly, that’s an absolute load of bollocks! (pardon my French). I received one such email today, from Danielle Marshall of Limited Time Domains, offering me Scotlanddesign.com. The email:
Subject: Secure scotlanddesign.com
From Danielle Marshal of daniellemarshall.com
Hello, my name is Danielle Marshall with Limited Time Domains.
scotlanddesign.com will be listed for sale in the next couple of days.
You are one of 182 companies/individuals who are either bidding on, have organically integrated or operate domain names related to the keyword set “scotland design”. (Made up number)
You can lower or eliminate any current/future advertisement expenses by becoming number one in search engines for this keyword set. (Forgetting to mention that to do so will involve paying for optimisation on an ongoing basis)
Purchasing scotlanddesign.com can help you become the market leader. (Market leader in what?) If you are interested please visit:
I will try to answer the most common questions I receive from my customers below.
In case your specific question is not answered, you can call us at 1-888-240-9132 (toll free in the USA and Canada) using reference code 7484102.
A live person will handle anything you need pre/post purchase. To better serve you, we do not use automated phone support.
1) You receive a year of registration on us with your purchase so you don’t have to stress about renewing your domain for one year. (Isn’t this the case with every domain name sold, anywhere? Not just when buying scotlanddesign from Limited Time Domains?)
2) We only require a one-time fee for exclusive ownership. Limited Time Domains will only charge you once. (as does anyone else selling a web domain name)
3) You don’t have to worry about re-branding or changing your current site. You can forward scotlanddesign.com to any of your domains or vice versa at no cost. (But if you do, you have absolutley no chance of ranking for Scotland design and you could damage the rankings on your other site - If this were the case, limitedtimedomains.com would feature on the front page of Google for the search term Danielle Marshall, as DanielleMarshall.com is redirected to limitedtimedomains.com. Does it? - ofcourse it bleedin doesn’t!)
4) All transactions use a 128-bit SSL encryption and are processed through Authorize.net, a leading payment gateway. We also accept PayPal for secure transactions. (Wow!)
Once you confirm your interest and the domain is ready to ship, one of my transfer specialists will contact you.
Thank you and have a great day.
Limited Time Domains 865 SW 78th Ave, Suite A100, Plantation, FL 33324
1-888-240-9132 (Please use code: 7484102 when calling our customer support) Skype: globaldomainsellers
If you do not want to hear from us ever again, please let us know by clicking: http://www.daniellemarshall.com/go/manage/pre/0d4cOR3547M9 or writing to Limited Time Domains, 865 SW 78th Ave, Suite A100, Plantation, FL 33324. It may take up to ten days for this to take effect.
Scotlanddesign.com - What is it worth ?
My intention in writing this blog article, isn’t to have a go specifically at Limited Time Domains, or Danielle Marshall. I’m simply using their spam email and the domain for sale - scotlanddesign.com, to point out how much these domain names are really worth and how you can value them. So, scotlanddesign.com, just how good a domain name is it? Let us investigate:
1. Check PageRank and incoming links. No PageRank and no incoming links. Bad start.
2. Check to see if there is a site attached to the domain name. Nope.
3. Are there any pages cached in the search engines from a website that has recently been taken down. No there is NOT.
4. Does it appear on the search engines for any terms. No - but that’s expected as it’s not a live domain and from what I can see, never has been.
5. Is it at least a long established name with years of longevity? It was first registered in August 2007 and it expired on 20th August 2011. It is currently pending a new registration. The age of the domain name IS and advantage over a brand new domain name, so that is a positive. However, the fact that it has been allowed to expire is a negative.
6. It the domain name brand-able? The .co.uk, .net and .org versions of the name are all available at the moment, although the .co.uk is still within the renewal period if the last owner decides he still wants it. Scotland-design.com is owned by another company and the .co.uk, .net and .org versions are still available. Now if the .com already had an established site attached to it and it was well linked to and well optimised, it’s unlikely that anyone buying a variation of scotland design would cause you any problems, but it doesn’t, so you’d be just as well buying a hyphenated version or a .net or .org version and optimising it well.
Now, Danielle Marshall doesn’t state in the spam email how much she wants for scotlanddesign.com and the domain name may be available for a tenner, in which case, it’s good value. However, it’s unlikely that this is the case, it’s more likely to be hundreds of squidlies, which it certainly isn’t worth.
The email itself suggests that buying the domain will give you first place in Google for the term - it won’t. Not without optimisation - in fact this article will probably rank for the domain name scotlanddesign.com and Scotland Design and would be difficult to dislodge - we’ll have to wait and see.
Like the spam email from limitedtimedomains (website limitedtimedomains.com), the majority of domain reseller spam emails that I’ve received are offering average domain names for silly prices. Don’t be drawn in. There’s always an alternative.
If you have received similar offers, from limitedtimedomains.com or any other domain name resellers that send out spam emails on a daily basis, we’d love to hear from you.