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how to buy an already existing domain

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by ija61, Jan 14, 2012.

  1. ija61

    ija61 Senior Member

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    I have a question... I'm interested in buying and already own domain?

    Now my question is how I can do that...

    Let's say I contact the owner, we agree on a price... What should it happen next... What should I look for and what should I pay attention?

    Thank you.
     
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    use who.is to locate the owner, then if there's an agreement you will have to add the price of the domain transfer
     
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    what happen next transfer the domain to your account , but maybe he
    scam you so use trusted mid man like sedo
     
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    Do not misunderstand me but I need more specific information.

    I have already found the owner of the domain, what I need to know is what should I do and what should happen after we agree on the price.

    How the transfer should be, when to make the payment... that kind of information I need..

    Thank you
     
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    The safest bet would be an escrow service.
     
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    ok if the domain registered with godaddy give him your godaddy username/email and he will transfer the domain to your account ,
    make the payment when you are sure you will receive the domain .

    or use mid man like sedo.com for the safe process
     
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  7. ija61

    ija61 Senior Member

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    Thank you for your help.. this relay help me clear my mind....
     
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    again be careful from scam
     
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    I the domain is not register to godaddy I will use the sedo.com to be sure:

    thank again
     
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    escrow every time , since you won't release the funds until the domain has been transferred it'll be hard to scam you
    i did this to buy one of my expensive domains and used it to negotiate a better price as the seller was just as scared of loosing his domain as i was of my hard earned cash, even got them to pay for the escrow .... happy days and good luck with your purchase
     
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    I've done this a lot but I don't worry about escrow if it's not a lot of money. I didn't catch a price you're paying for the domain but I don't think you'll get scammed over $17. Even if the guy doesn't transfer it immediately you can do a WhoIs search and hound him otherwise. If you do use an escrow service, search around. Some have stupidly high fees.
     
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    I would use escrow.com service or any related. Be careful with scammers
     
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    I'm talking around $50... I hope:), but I thing i will use escrow any way... just to be sure... I see many things around so I like to keep it safe...

    Thank you all for your response...
     
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    Don't touch the REP!

    Sounds like you need to close the deal (price) before worrying about how to buy/transfer etc. :thumb:

    Enjoy ..... :cool2:



     
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    Yes, I agree with you but I like to thing ahead and have the information before do something, this is the reason I ask about how things works, If I will not manage to close this one it will help me next time.

    Again thank you all for your help.
     
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    So as you said contact the domain holder and make sure it is his domain. he have to had the domain for about at least 3 months to be able to transfer the domain to your domain holder.
    Hope it will work out for you.
     
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    Thank you, I did not know about the 3 month rule..
    By the way I think this sale will not happen since I try to contact the owner and no response yet...


    Thank you
     
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    Don't touch the REP!

    For transfers your domain name must be at least 60 days old. This is a Registry-imposed requirement that affects all Registrars.

    Enjoy ..... :cool2:



     
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    why do you type in green?
     
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    Go to https://manage.name.com/expired_dom...&placement=&count=&hours24=on&submit=+Search+

    You will find around 1000 Expiring domains. Get a few good domains (by look) and check for Bulk Domain Age + Bulk Page rank check + Alexa Ranking.

    A 15-30 mins research will fetch you a good Aged domain with at least Page Rank 1 for just $9.95.



    To check Bulk Domain age: http://www.webconfs.com/domain-age.php

    To check Bulk Page Rank & Alexa Ranking: http://bulkpagerankchecker.info/




    Hope it helps. I won't mind if you thank me. :D


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