Thanks. Squadhelp is free to do what it pleases of course. Buy more names, by all means. But if I see indications that more domains you 100% own are getting preferential treatment, I won’t keep any of my higher priced domains here and will also have to consider letting other domainers know about what I think is happening here.
You guys made sure your domain got a logo instantly ahead of other domains, some waiting for a long time and your one domain out of thousands just happened to instantly become the most relevant domain at Squadhelp (whatever that category is based on) as well as the most popular domain from the moment it appeared until now for over two weeks. Coincidence? Maybe. It’s a good domain, but there are better domains here that didn’t do that (I’m not referring to mine. There are better domains here than mine). Coincidences like that present very bad optics.
Squadhelp’s attempts to improve its own position at the expense of sellers- such as when you guys imported high end domains from another site and offered them for licensing while other domains didn’t have that option (and not notifying sellers you were doing it), when you dropped all the sellers’ commissions to ridiculously low amounts and now with buying a domain and inserting it into the marketplace without letting sellers know you’re doing it- aren’t practices I support. Two of these policies I spoke against and you guys amended- which I certainly appreciated. I don’t like being the one who keeps having to call you guys out on practices that are hurting or potentially hurting sellers but since I’m one of a handful of sellers who’s more experienced in domaining, I took on this role of being more vocal and defending sellers’ interests (mine included, of course).
I just closed a 7K sale for a domain SH rejected a few months ago. $0 commission on my own landing page. Squadhelp will do great without me and I’ll continue to do well without it, in my own smaller way. I’m making mid $XX,XXX annually from domaining and in the coming years- that will likely become $XXX,XXX. I love Sqaudhelp and want to work together but not under any circumstances. I placed some good domains with you guys early, helping you improve your inventory. In fact, to my estimate- around 25% and possibly more of your higher priced domains are currently still mine. If you guys want to attract domainers and keep them here- be totally transparent about what you’re doing from the get go and not after being called out on it. And try to avoid practices that look bad. Sellers here are your partners so treat them like partners and don’t try to sneak in things through the backdoor.
I hope you’ll consider this feedback. I really do hope we can continue to work together and make a lot of sales. Thanks.