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Use same email address in WHOIS and for sending emails to end-users

As my father got involved on internet since late 1997 and started buying very few domains for business purpose which were related to his company name and products. My elder brother also showed some interest in early 2000 and I got late entry as I was very young that time and seriously had no interest in the beginning until I made few bucks online.

My brother bought several domains for his personal use and reselling purpose as well but never actively tried selling them. I asked him if I can try selling his domain and started using my email address @abdulbasit.com for selling his domain names. Mind you, he is having all domains under his personal email address. First up, I was not receiving good response from end-users and later one email reply opened my eyes that I must use same email address in WHOIS and for sending emails to end-users as well. The guy asked if I really owned this domain. I was like what the hell! Of course it’s my domain and the next reply was the email address I am trying to sell that domain is owned by someone else. That’s what the WHOIS says!

I told him the domain is of my family member and I am authorized to sell the domain. He was never interested and I was forced to change the email address in WHOIS to my ID because I wanted to sell that domain and contacted him again. From there on, he showed some confidence in talking with me. Eventually the deal didn’t go through because of pricing difference.

The thing I learned was to use the same email ID at both WHOIS and for sending emails to end-users which makes comfortable for the person who is dealing with you that the domain is owned by sender of email.

Care to share your experience in this regard? Have you had any experience like this before?