Please select from the following list below of frequently asked questions:
Working with FindYourDomain.com
- Can I purchase a domain name listed with FindYourDomain.com on another site?
- How do I submit an offer on a domain name that is brokered by FindYourDomain.com?
- Can I directly contact the domain owner of the domain name?
- What kind of payment options do I have?
- Are there any financing options?
- What types of responsibilities and costs are associated with buying a domain name?
- After registering for an account, how long will I have to wait till I receive a response?
- If my first offer was declined, will I have another chance to increase my offer?
- How much does it cost for a domain name when using FindYourDomain.com?
- I have more questions that weren’t answered by your FAQ, where can I go?
Q: Can I purchase a domain name listed with FindYourDomain.com on another site?
A: No. Domain names listed on FindYourDomain.com are only available on our site.
Q: How do I submit an offer on a domain name that is brokered by FindYourDomain.com?
A: Simply create an account and we’ll help you through every step of the way.
Q: Can I directly contact the domain owner of the domain name?
A: No. FindYourDomain.com is a direct broker and has been contracted by domain owners to assist in the sale or lease of their domain name(s).
Q: What kind of payment options do I have?
A: Payment is accepted through the following:
- Network Solutions Certified Offer Service
* For transactions under $1,500.
Q: Are there any financing options?
A: Yes, we offer financing and leasing options upon request.
Q: What types of responsibilities and costs are associated with buying a domain name?
A: The buyer is responsible for making payment promptly and if entering into an Escrow agreement, following the specific steps presented by the Escrow agent. After payment is received the domain name will be transferred to the Buyer’s domain management account at the registrar of Buyer’s choice. The Buyer will be responsible for all domain name transfer, domain name renewal, and Escrow fees.
Q: After making an offer how long will I have to wait till I receive a response?
A: Each inquiry is responded to within three business days.
Q: If my first offer was declined, will I have another chance to increase my offer?
A: In this situation the domain owner has to make the decision on whether to continue the negotiation process. After a decision is made, correspondence that we receive from the domain owner will be sent to the company or individual presenting the offer.
Q: How much does a domain name typically cost?
A: Although there is no set minimum bid, domain owners usually do not accept offers below $1,000. Domain name values can range from $1000 to $10,000,000.
Q: I have more questions that weren’t answered by your FAQ, where can I go?
A: You may click the Contact Us link on the top navigation bar to ask any unanswered questions.
Premium Generic Domain Names
We define premium generic domain names as one, two, and three word (and also 2, 3, and 4 letter) .com, .net, and .org domains that are memorable, brandable, and/or have significantly demand. Often, these domains include popular search terms, are easily remembered, and attract significant type in traffic visitors. We evaluate Brokerage requests on a name by name basis. Typically, any domain name registered after 2000 is not considered for our brokerage services and we have a $100,000 minimum value for the domains we select.
Domain Name Transfer Process
For Transactions without an Escrow Agent
Once payment for a domain name has been made and confirmed the domain name transfer process can be started. This involves the seller of the domain name unlocking the domain name, removing any privacy protection service from the domain name, and obtaining the authorization code from the Registrar. After the authorization code is obtained the seller will email the code to the Buyer. The Buyer will then initiate a transfer request from the registrar of their choice. After the transfer request is started an email will be sent to the Administrative Contact Email address on file for the domain name. After the seller opens the email and confirms the transfer request it will take approximately 3 to 5 days for the domain name to be transferred into the Buyer’s domain name management account at the gaining Registrar.
Simple steps for a successful transfer process using Escrow.com:
- Once Escrow.com has received payment from the Buyer for a domain name, FindYourDomain.com is contacted in order to coordinate the domain name transfer process.
- FindYourDomain.com will give the Buyer the authorization code and instruct the Buyer to initiate a transfer request.
- The Seller will approve the transfer request and the domain will be transferred to the Buyer’s account in 3 to 5 days.
- After the Buyer confirms with Escrow.com that the domain name has successfully been transferred, Escrow.com will disburse the funds to the Seller.
Instances when a domain transfer is unsuccessful:
- Domain is associated in a legal dispute
- The Registrar-lock has not been turned off
- Domain is still using privacy protection service
- The authorization code generated by the Seller is incorrect
- Domain is in the process of being deleted and/or has expired
- Domain name is on a 60-day registrar lock (it has changed Registrars in the past 60 days)
- The Seller fails to approve the transfer request
An Escrow agent is the safest and most effective way to conduct a domain name transaction. By using an Escrow agent both the buyer’s funds and the seller’s domain name are protected by using a trusted intermediary party. The overall process may take anywhere from 3 to 10 business days depending on a variety of factors including when payment is received, how long is takes Seller to generate the authorization code, etc…
The Escrow.com Process
- FindYourDomain.com starts the domain name transaction online at Escrow.com
- Escrow.com will email the Buyer with a request to sign up for an Escrow.com account and link to the terms & conditions of the transaction.
- After the Buyer agrees to the terms & conditions the Buyer is responsible for sending a payment to Escrow.com which includes both the purchase price and the Escrow.com fee (less than 2% of the total transaction amount).
- Once Escrow.com has received the full payment, they will inform FindYourDomain.com to start the process of a domain name transfer.
- FindYourDomain.com will notify the the Seller to unlock the domain name at the registrar level, remove privacy protection from the domain name (if on), and obtain the authorization code.
- The Seller will then email the authorization code to the Buyer
- The Buyer will initiate a domain name transfer request at their Registrar
- After the request has been made, the Seller will receive an email asking for their approval.
- After the Seller approves the domain name request the domain name will be transferred into the Buyer’s domain management account within 5 business days.
- After the Buyer receives the domain name the Buyer will notify Escrow.com and Escrow.com will release the proceeds from the sale