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Best and most secure way of selling a domain name?

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by muchacho, Mar 29, 2011.

  1. muchacho

    muchacho Supreme Member

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    I'm not in the business of selling them, but purchased a few a while back as could see their potential.

    Anyway, I've received an email via one of my websites (the domain in question forwards to one of my most used domains) offering me £200 for it.

    It's the full name of a female model, which Google KW tool says gets around 2,900 exact searches a month. The domain in question is... firstnamesurname.com so it's basically the best website possible for that full name.

    Now, I could accept the offer and accept payment via Paypal, but is there a more secure way of doing this transaction in terms of them not being able to do a Paypal despute after they have received the domain?

    Would a 'middle man' website be the best way to go?
     
  2. BassTrackerBoats

    BassTrackerBoats Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Take a look at escrow.com for that.
     
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  3. easydab

    easydab Junior Member

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    The most secure way is to use Sedo or Moniker as they have an escrow service where you actually push the domain too and they will not release it to the new owner before funds are received.
    Downsite is the costs which i don't remember by head but you can easily check.

    Don't use regular escrow as there are too many ways to cheat them.
     
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  4. muchacho

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    Ok, the domains are with 123-reg and the last time I tried to transfer a domain out, it only happened by the other party also joining 123-reg and transferring the domain internally.

    I seem to remember 123-reg saying the other person had to start the transfer process but really didn't understand it.

    Have any of you had experience with 123-reg or the best way to go about giving Sedo access to it?
     
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    is the person looking to buy in the UK as well?

    if so just insist on bank transfer, for 200 most would not have an issue

    when paid , if you can give them access to that domain at 123 or get them to register there and push it
     
  6. muchacho

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    Well I've just changed the name servers as I realised I already had an account with Sedo. I'm just wondering on how the process would work if I didn't use Sedo. The only other option I'm thinking is she pays me via Paypal and then give her the authorisation code to transfer the domain out to wherever she has it.

    I think she's in California... used her email address to check her up on Facebook :D