I would have thought that the only really valid 'appraisal' anyone could give would be the person who actually buys it from you. After all, something is only worth what someone else is willing and able to pay...
Just my opinion, of course, and I realise there are lots of people making a good living appraising domains, but a 'certified appraisal' wouldn't bias my judgement of a domain's value one way or the other. It might bias my opinion of the domain seller, of course.
I received a scam email
This is the email that I received, beware!
We are interested in purchasing helpmefindmyfamily.com. I found it was for sale on
Please let me know your price. We are interested in purchasing.
If you have more items for sale please let me know your auction links.
... THEN THEY LATER WENT ON TO SAY THIS AFTER I HAD ADVISED THAT IT HAD BEEN APPRAISED BY SEDO AND OTHER KNOWN SITES
Very good but Sedo appraisal service does not include the trademark infringement verification. So it's not acceptable in our case.
Many experienced sellers suggested me Trademark-Domain-Agency dotcom. They provide the free trademark infringement verification with the appraisal service. They are also doing a much more in depth analysis
.... AFTER I CALLED THEM OUT AND ADVISED I WAS SUSPICIOUS THAT THEY OWNED THE SERVICE, THEY STOPPED ALL COMMUNICATION, BEWARE OF DAVID SHERMAN IF THATS A REAL NAME, HE ALSO POSTED A PICTURE BELOW HIS SIGNATURE OF A MAN IN A SUIT.
Originally Posted by Totaldomaination
Here is the perfect reply letter for the appraisal scam letter.
"Dear Mr Sherman,
We're so very excited to hear about, "ABC appraisal scam service", your preferred appraisal service and that you are completely confident in their analysis model. We hope their result meet or exceed our asking price in fact if the appraisal does surpass our asking price ... we wont charge you the full appraisal amount. We will honor our original asking price.
We are so excited to hear about "ABC appraisal scam service" we wish to grant you full permission to go ahead and obtain an appraisal at "ABC appraisal scam service".
Hope to hear from you soon.
I also received one today. Don't reply and I suggest don't visit the website. I removed links because I'm not allowed to post URL's
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