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Once seller transfers domain registrar and everything to my hosting. Can he get it back?

Discussion in 'Site Flipping' started by greenmachine1, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. greenmachine1

    greenmachine1 Newbie

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    I just want to make sure I protect myself. I just bought a site and the seller transferred everything to my hosting and to my domain name registar. Once its in my accounts, is there anyway he can rip me off and get it back?
    I just want to protect myself since this is my first time doing this....

    Thanks for sharing any tips you may have.
     
  2. whynotmakeit

    whynotmakeit Power Member

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    Someone may correct me here, but once you see the domain is registered with your details you will be safe. only you can then transfer it out.
     
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  3. bryanon

    bryanon Executive VIP Premium Member

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    Correct. Just make sure you change the WHOIS details as well, as many registrars leave the old details even after the domain is transferred.
     
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  4. greenmachine1

    greenmachine1 Newbie

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    doesn't that automatically change?
     
  5. bryanon

    bryanon Executive VIP Premium Member

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    It depends on the registrar. Some registrars change it automatically for you, others don't.
     
  6. coolboy113u

    coolboy113u Junior Member

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    Apart from the WHOIS changes, also get a Private registration. It hides all the WHOIS details as well as have few benefits which vary from registrar to registrar. Like the godaddy gives, you accidental expiry protection etc.
     
  7. greenmachine1

    greenmachine1 Newbie

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    is the whois changed by just​ by the registrar? Does the host (hostgator) have anything to do with it?
     
  8. Scripteen

    Scripteen Elite Member

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    If you bought the domain through the host and not directly from the registrar then your host will be able to edit the whois details and he should also give you the ability to change it as well.

    I never buy domains through hosting companies because if the hosting becomes unreliable (much downtime) and you want to move, They might not allow you to take your domain and end up losing the whole website. Always register domains directly with the registrar and have hosting account backups so you have Plan B in case of emergencies.
     
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    You sure it isn't the other way around? Plenty of buyers these days are making purchases, putting the seller through the motions of transferring the website, changing affiliate codes, transferring domain and answering a dozen questions and then filing chargebacks effectively stealing the website, domain and all the seller's hard work.

    Good business relationships are built on trust. If the business relationship you're in is full of fear then you made a mistake entering into that relationship. What is the seller's feedback? How long has he been selling? Any feedback saying he's done such nonsense before? What Country is he (she) from? What gives you so much fear? Just like buyers you'll find 98% of sellers are honest and would like positive feedback and repeat business. They know trying to take back a website and domain you've paid for wouldn't give them either of those.

    Trust comes with communication. Communicate with your seller and build a relationship with him (her). Then you don't need to worry about him scamming you and he won't have to worry about you scamming him.