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Transfering Site/Domain - Within Same Registrar and Host, to buyer - Realistic?

Discussion in 'Site Flipping' started by halifax123, Dec 2, 2011.

  1. halifax123

    halifax123 Power Member

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    Hi Roomies,

    Question if I may, as I hope to flip/sell sites soon...

    .............. I bought a site was back in 08' ...

    I was not using the same host or domain registrar as the seller - RESULT, it took an inordinate amount of time to do the transfers. PLUS, I also had to create affiliate accounts to take over the sellers links. It was a horrible learning experience for me - learning what hosting and Wordpress was on the fly as well! Days went into weeks literally! I was GREEN! The seller was patient; but had me do it all myself...


    I'm much more experienced now, but I've yet to "flip" my own sites.


    I understand now
    - that if I have the buyer create an acct on Namecheap (where I have the domain), and I "PUSH" the domain to the buyers new acct, not only can I avoid the "60 day wait," and I can do the transfer in a flash...

    AND

    I understand now
    - that if the buyer creates an acct on Hostgator (assuming I use HG as well) I can quickly and easily change the contact/billing info to that of the buyers, and avoid transferring files, db, etc., to the buyer, saving me an incredible amount of time...



    How realistic is it for me to expect the seller to accept this scenario?

    Or, do most want me to transfer to their hosting company? and or, registrar?

    You advice would be appreciated

    Hali~!:)
     
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  2. carlx

    carlx Registered Member

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    Hey,

    The namecheap scenario is one i do myself, it saves a lot of time and effort and is free for the buyer to do. I have found that experienced buyers have no problem with this as they do not want to wait for a transfer to their preferred registrar.
    Less experienced buyers in my experience are also happy do do this as long as you explain to them the reason why they should do it.

    As to the hostgator scenario, i personally don't care where they have there hosting, one hosting account (in general) does exactly the same as the next which is why i offer my service to transfer the files for them, set it up and ensure its good to go. - Some more experienced buyers are happy for me to send them the files so they can do it themselves.
    - I personally would advise you offer to transfer files for them, so in your initial contact with the buyer ensure you ask for login details for their hosting if that is thier preferred option.

    Hope that helps a little mate, any other questions and ill do my b est to advise on my experience.
     
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  3. halifax123

    halifax123 Power Member

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    Thanx Carl ----

    I've seen quite a few descriptions, indicating the seller will transfer the site for the buyer within 24 hours. I'm sure if that made one more competitive, I would wind up doing the same. And, it seems to be the case...

    But it begs the question;

    So, in your opinion, even though you might agree that going into the "contact information" for the account that I created on HG, and changing the name/address/phone" might in fact be an incredibly fast way to change the account into the buyer, in less than 60 seconds - in your experience, most buyers already have a host, and would prefer the site be FTP transferred into their host?

    Hali~!:)
     
  4. carlx

    carlx Registered Member

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    Absolutely! If they already have hosting (which most do) then the last thing they will want is to have another hosting account.

    - Now hostgator is a big company and many people use them, so a lot of the time you will find that they already have hosting there and the transfer process will be easier.

    - Also as a tip, in my initial contact i send a big message saying "Congratulations on winning ... etc" i give them the options of the transfer process and i also tell them that if they do not have hosting or if they are wanting to change their hosting then i can get them a substantual discount at Hostgator. I created a hostgator affiliate account and you can create coupons to share, you can personalise these coupons to make your buyers feel more special....

    - Also another tip, selling your website is step 1 .... but you can still make a boat load of money by doing after sales - promote other things, i personally push website promote website promotion and offer a variety of packages ranging from $50 - $150 plus push the need for future promotions to maintain positions.

    Once again, i hope that helps.
     
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  5. SMBlackhat

    SMBlackhat Newbie

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    Most buyers have absolutely no problem with setting up an account on a given registrar to accept a purchase. In fact, in my experience 99% of buyers will provide you with their account details after seeing the whois anyway. Most of the time I never even needed to ask!
     
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