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Can I sell a website that I registered and built in less than a month?

Discussion in 'Site Flipping' started by wellyeah, Aug 26, 2013.

  1. wellyeah

    wellyeah Newbie

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    Quick question! Are there any restrictions for selling a website if I bought the domain and built the site in less than a month?

    Can I still transfer the website domain to a new owner? Will they have to make an account with my domain provider to be able to receive it?

    Thanks!
     
  2. royserpa

    royserpa Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Probably yes, but don't expect $xxx+

    Site is new and so will be its earnings potential.
     
  3. wellyeah

    wellyeah Newbie

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    Thanks for the quick reply, do you know if there are holds on domains before you can let them go? Or is it possible to buy a new domain and sell it the next day?
     
  4. royserpa

    royserpa Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I do not know about "holds on domains" neither if it is possible to resell a domian the next day.

    All I know is that I can't think of anyone who will buy your domain if its not premium and is quite rare, any other domain, you will have a bad time finding a buyer.

    For the time you have to resell the domain, just ask support, they should help.
     
  5. bryanon

    bryanon Executive VIP Premium Member

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    It depends on the domain registrar you're using, but many popular registrars don't allow *external* transfers of domain names until 60 days has passed from either the first registration or the latest transfer.

    Mind you though that I said external. All major registrars allow domain transfers within the same registrar without any limitations. So if your domain name is with say GoDaddy and you want to sell it earlier than 60 days from when you registered it, the buyer will need to have an account with GoDaddy as well.

    With that said, it's always good to have the buyer register an account with your registrar, regardless of whether there are limitations in place or not. That's because transfers within the same registrar are typically instantaneous, whereas transfers to a different registrar take up to a week (2 weeks in some cases) so it adds a fair bit to the total time it takes to get the site transferred over.
     
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    if you own the domain you can transfer it to a client - but they need to have an account (it could be anything)

    As for the site building, dont spend a month -install WP and get a pro theme and customize it:)
     
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    See the needs, build one (dummy but realistic site), build it to look very professional, target the right keywords, then contact many potential buyers, (go local as much as you can), in the niche... that way you will have a target market at hand, and time and price will not be a constraint. You can then transfer the site any time it becomes possible to the interested party.

    Other things that you wanted to truly know are mentioned in above posts, especially by Bryanon. I am giving you an idea to help you go professional with your own idea. :)

    Prosper!