The answer is pretty simple, you will get more exposure for your business for the least amount of money.
Search engines index your page content within one domain name. If you have multiple domains, this multiplies the chances of having a surfer click on one of them. Besides, the ideal thing is to possess the major extensions of your domain name, so as to avoid traffic leakage and brand protection.
The most POPULAR extensions, as at the time of compiling this answers, are: .COM, .NET, .ORG. But more and more extensions are being released and climbing up the popularity ladder. These include, .CO, .CLUB, .XYZ, etc.
It depends on your strategy and objectives. You may have separate website for each of the domains. Another option is to forward/redirect visitors from all other domains to a major one (typically, the .COM). You can also park the domains on a single (major) one, such that when a visitor landed on them the content of the major website is served. Lastly, if your domains generate high volume traffic, you can place advertisements on them and extra income.
No. If you have one already. Many hosting services allow you to host multiple number of domains on one account. All you have to do is change the nameservers of the new domain, so that they reflect the nameservers of your existing website.
If you are new to hosting website or configuring domain to be used for website, you can request for assistance and our technical staff will assist you without any additional payment.
No, you don't need to register on the system before you can bid for or buy a domain name. Just send your offer/bid for the domain name that caught your attention. Once we receive your offer, we will get in contact with you with details on how to proceed further.
However, you may choose to register if you have long term interests or want to bid for several domains at a time.
Registration is necessary in order to track all transactions, add more domain(s) to your watch list, make payment if necessary, track your bidding history, receive notifications etc.
You do not need to register to search for, browse or read information about a domain name listed for sale.
Advanced Search Mechanism. All domains available for sale are listed on a special page with search tools to help you find the exact domain you need, based on your criteria. You will full instruction on using the search tools on the page.
All domains have their price tags and are listed under specific category. A domain may be listed under several categories, if it's usage is versatile.
Featured domains are displayed either on top of the domain list OR on the home page in sliding box. Initially, only four domains are displayed. The slide is scrollable. To display more domains, scroll forward or backward by using the arrows.
Escrow is an account or service held by an independent, trusted third party in a transaction process on behalf of transacting parties. You can use escrow for domain names, website development, custom programming, or any other intellectual property matter.
In a domain name escrow, an independent, trusted company acts as a third-party agent in the selling-buying process. The escrow agent connects the buyer to the seller, and ensures that both parties receive exactly what was agreed to before the purchase. In other words, the buyer will only receive the domain name once the seller has paid the escrow. And the seller will only receive the compensation for the domain name once it has been transferred to the buyer.
The third party escrow agent will not only collect and disburse funds, but will also verify domain name ownership prior to the transaction, collect documents or other important materials from the seller, and execute the agreement based on contractual prerequisites.
Domain name escrow is employed because it is the safe way in online transaction of a domain name. This employment ensures a buyer that a domain will be obtained and on the other hand the seller will be paid. In other words, when the seller and buyer do not know each other, it is a system that they can trust to protect their online investment. Although different escrow company will apply different service, in general, the following is the detail of benefits for the buyer and seller.
Security. Since the money is hold by the escrow company, there is very little opportunity for the buyer to lose the money without getting the domain name. Additionally, the buyer feels secure because details of credit card or other financial information are only disclosed to a trusted institution.
Assurance of a Domain. Once the buyer sends the money to the escrow company, the company will inspect and notify the seller to send the domain name. Therefore, the buyer will be able to confirm domain ownership before disbursement.
Convenience. A buyer can use various method of payment like Visa, MasterCard, Amex, Paypal, check or money order. An escrow company will provide quality customer support; you can reach them by phone or email.
Security. Before transferring the domain, the seller will obtain payment verification. Therefore, the seller is also protected against credit card fraud, lack of funding or credit card chargeback. The escrow company will disburse the money once provisions are met.
Convenience. The seller can choose various methods to receive the payment. In addition, the company will also provide access to customer support via phone or email.
In general, the process of domain name escrow involves collecting the money from buyer, pushing the seller to transfer the domain name to the buyer and disbursing the money to the seller after the buyer has confrimed receipt of domain name in his account with his registrar.
However, there are also companies which hold both the money and the domain into a holding account to prevent the seller receive the fund without domain name transfer. The following is the general process of a transaction using the domain name escrow.
Agreement between Buyer and Seller. After registering with an escrow company, both parties should agree to the terms of transaction which basically involves price, domain name, method and date of payment.
Payment to Escrow Company. The buyer transfers the money to the escrow company using approved payment method. Once the payment is confirmed, the company will notify the seller to transfer the domain name. In some cases, the seller has already transferred the domain name to the escrow company.
Domain Name Transfer. The escrow company will prompt the seller to work with the buyer and registrar to change the domain name ownership. Different procedures apply to different registrars.
Confirmation of Domain Name Ownership by Buyer. Once the buyer confirms the domain name ownership, the escrow company will inspect whether WHOIS information reflects the buyer's profile.
Disbursement of the Money to the Seller After the escrow company inspects, checks and verifies that the domain name has changed ownership, the seller receives the money and the transaction is complete.
Fast or Instant Transfer. If the sum of transaction is not much (up to $500), instead of paying via Escrow services, you may choose to use less protracted payment method such as Paypal, Stripe or 2Checkout - if they are listed as options. You make payment, and the domain name ownership is transferred to you within 48hours. This process may take longer, depending on your domain registrar.
Third-party marketplaces. Our domains listed for sales may also be listed with selected third-party marektplaces such as GoDaddy, Sedo, etc. Should this be the case, you will find additional buttons or links on the domain page. You can click on the link to your preferred external marketplace and finalize the domain purchase there. Please note that prices may differ, based on third-party mode of business, commission, TOS etc.
An Attorney. An attorney can help you draft a sales contract that clearly outlines the purchase agreement. You can write the contract to state that the defaulting party pays the fees of the court or arbitration, fines, etc.
It really does not matter with what registrar you have account. The transfer process covers all domain registrars. Domain from one registrar can be transferred to another registrar without any hassles.
Domain registered with same registrar where you have an account. After you have made payment to purchase the domain (either directly to us or through Escrow services), we initiate the transfer by "pushing" the domain to your account. The process is called domain push or account change. You will be notified by the registrar with the instructions to accept the domain name.
Domain registered with registrar different from where you have an account. If the buyer and seller have accounts with different registrars, then the buyer (you) must initiate a domain name transfer. We unlock the domain and send to you what is called Authorization code. You need the code to initiate transfer of the domain to your account. After initiation, our registrar will contact and notify us to confirm the transfer.
In conclusion, to gain ownership of the domain you have purchased you must have an account with any of the ICANN-Accredited Registrars. Secondly, if you are transferring a domain from one registrar to another, the gaining registrar may require you to pay for a one-year extension of the current registration period.
In any event we will stand by to render free assistance and consultation.
Once again, we remind that a domain can be listed for sale under three different methods:
1. Buy It Now (BIN);
2. Make Offer Only;
3. Buy It Now (BIN) + Make Offer.
Buy It Now (BIN). You can buy the domain straight away, without any negotiation or competing with any other interested party. It's first come, first serve. You will be presented with several payment options: either through PayPal (if the price is not much) OR payment via Escrow services.
Make Offer Only. If a domain is listed for sale with Make Offer Only option as a rule, there is time limit within which the auction will last - 7 days, 15 days or 30 days. During the auction (listing/bidding) period for a domain there will be multiple offers. At the end of the auction, the highest bid wins the auction.
During the auction period the domain is automatically added to your watching list, and you are notified if any other user outbids you. To make tracking easier, the listing ID for a particular domain does not change. if several bids are submitted in the final moments of an auction, the system entends the length of the auction and notifies other potential buyers/bidders in order to allow them the opportunity to bid on the domain before the auction finally ends. At the end of the auction, the highest bidder wins the auction and can purchase the domain name, if the Reserve Price was met for the auction.
Buy It Now (BIN) + Make Offer. The domain listed for auctioning and available for the public to place bids. At the same time, there is an option to purchase the domain striaght away wihout participating in the bidding process. Once sold, the auction automatcially ends.
No. Bids or offers cannot be canceled. Once an offer is submitted for a domain, it goes straight to our database, where we compare it with other offers and prevailing market situations. Before you make offer for a domain name, make sure you do your research.
Each bid or offer submitted on our platform is a binding contract. Violating this rule may result in banning you from participating in any future activities on our website, including restriction of access from your IP or even country.
Although you were the highest bidder at the end of an auction, you may not have won the domain because the reserve price may not have been met or the system extended the auction and another bidder won. If the seller sets a reserve price and the auction ends without meeting the reserve, the domain does not sell to the highest bidder. You can tell whether a seller set a reserve price, but you cannot view the price. To win auctions that include reserves, you must meet or exceed the reserve price.