I recently found my self in a position of negotiating the purchase of a domain from a domain reseller (or “domainers” as they are commonly referred to as ). It is one of those outfits that buys up domains in bulk to resell them at a huge markup. Before I contacted HugeDomains I googled around   and couldn’t find much in the way of specifics on how to negotiate with them. I wasn’t even sure if they negotiate at all for their domains. I am writing this article about my experience buying a domain from HugeDomains.com in the hope that it will help someone else buying a domain from them. My purpose is to try and document as much information as I can about the transaction.
First a bit of background about HugeDomains.com. They are a relatively new outfit which started getting into the domain reselling business around 2006. The company behind HugeDomains.com is TurnCommerce.com operated by Andrew Reberry. Andrew’s company is also affiliated with the domain registrar NameBright.com. All of these companies are located in Denver, Colorado. The company TurnCommerce has an A+ rating with the BBB (as of November 2010). While you can disagree with their business model, they seem to be a reputable business. I can state that my interactions with the company were entirely professional, and once a deal was reached the transaction was processed quickly. We had the domain in our possession, transferred to my preferred registrar within 3 days.