How to Buy A Domain Name
from Zorba Domains
For buyers and for sellers working harmoniously together, these are my
10 BEST PRACTICES for BUYING and SELLING DOMAIN NAMES.
- Think carefully and then decide if this domain name is best for you and your project.
- Feel welcome to contact the Seller — using our contact form — with your questions.
- Always confirm the selling price.
- Always confirm the yearly renewal fee.
- Always ask “After I buy and own the domain name, what will be the yearly renewal fee (that I pay to my domain name registrar)?”
- The Seller will tell you the renewal fee that he has been paying to his own registrar company. Fees at other registrars may vary.
- Ask if the domain name extension (TLD) requires an SSL certificate when the when the website is set up.
- For some domain name extensions, for example the .page (dot page), SSL certificates are required. You do not need to get the SSL certificate until you begin building your website
- Buyer and Seller agree to terms and continue with the transaction.
- If he/she does not have an Escrow.com account already, then the Buyer can create an account at Escrow.com.
- Seller uses the Escrow.com website to create a Buy-It-Now button with the agreed price.
- Via our SSL-secure website, Buyer clicks the Buy-It-Now button, then fills in the information, and then logs in to Buyer’s account at Escrow.com.
- Buyer submits payment to Escrow.com
- Buyer pays the agreed-on domain name price, plus the Escrow.com fee of about 3.25 %
- Escrow.com informs the Seller that the Buyer’s money has been received.
- At the Seller’s Registrar — for Zorba Domains, this is either Google Domains or Gandi.net — the Seller changes the owner’s name and contact information, from the Seller to the Buyer.
- Seller pays any fees connected with this owner’s name change.
- The domain name is now the property of the Buyer. The Buyer can easily verify this fact by looking at the “Whois” information.
- Escrow.com now verifies that the ownership has been changed.
- Escrow.com releases payment to Seller
- Buyer is now free to keep his/her domain at our registrars (Google Domains or Gandi.net) — or, free to transfer the domain name to the registrar of his/her choice. Please note:
- The buyer now owns the domain name, but there may be an ICANN regulation that requires a time period of 60 days before the buyer can transfer the domain name (from Google Domains or Gandi.net) to a new domain name registrar.
- Escrow.com … (world’s leading escrow company)
- Gandi.net (Gandi SAS) … (ICANN-Accredited domain name registrar)
- Google Domains (Google LLC) … (ICANN-Accredited domain name registrar)
- ICANN-Accredited Registrars … (list on the ICANN website)
- Domain Names Magazine … (new website about the world of domain names)
- Zorba Domains … (seller of quality domain names)