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Can you sell domains names straight after registration?

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by seeplusplus, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. seeplusplus

    seeplusplus Power Member

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    This might be a stupid question, but I bought some .com and .info domains around 6 weeks ago through namecheap, but no longer have any use for them.

    Can I sell them without issue does anyone know? Or do I have to wait until a certain time period has passed or anything?

    Thanks for any help :)
     
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    SEORasta Senior Member

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    You can buy a domain name and a second later push it to another account IN THE SAME REGISTER. In order to TRANSFER OUT you have to wait 60 days.
     
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    Sure you can, man.

    Dan Rubin (Justdropped) write to subscribers every week with 1-2 days old domain names for sale)) And I'm sure he makes a lot of sales.
     
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  4. seowres

    seowres Registered Member

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    Depends on where you got them, but at worst you could have to wait 60 days to transfer. You can always sell and push within the same registrar.
     
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    Name pushes within the same registrar are not technically transfers, so there's no waiting period there. ICANN has a half-assed policy in place that instructs registrars to prevent transfers from one registrar to another for 60 days after registration or certain updates like whois changes to thwart name hijacking (doesn't really make sense if you think about it, but WTFever). And in general ICANN's enforcement powers are minimal and their interest in making registrars follow their policies is equally small.

    Two relevant points more direct to your question:

    1 - if it's been around 6 weeks since you regg'ed the names, by the time you have a deal in place and the registrars have worked their stuff out, you'll be close to or beyond 60 days

    2 - in the event you aren't over 60 days, if you reach out to the current registrar of the name, ask them politely, and prove you're the registrant, they'll often drop the 60 day "requirement"
     
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  6. seeplusplus

    seeplusplus Power Member

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    Thanks chaps, that's cleared it up for me, I checked on NameCheap's website and they mention the 60 days to.

    I stupidly bought some domains which provide high AdSense click prices, without ever considering competition, don't somehow think a .info is gonna get on the front page for finance, mortgages etc, but hey, you learn and move on.

    Much appreciated.