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    How to sell a domain at a forum or by email?

    I am a newbie and know the basics of domain auctions. But what´s the exact procedure to sell a domain if you are contacted by someone at a forum or directly on a blog or by email? How do you sell it? Do you need to transfer the domain somewhere? I guess it´s a better way doing it like that because you save the auction commission. Can somebody please explain? Thanks!

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    Usually the buyer transfers the money to your account and subsequently you will push or transfer the domain to the buyer's domain account.

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    Thanks Loko! Can it be done via a bank account or Paypal account? And do you wait for the money first? How do you avoid a scam? How do you avoid not being paid, I mean?

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    I think the payment method depends on what you prefer yourself but having said that, even paypal is not always safe. Just don't transfer the name until you receive payment. Some recommend to wait 5 days so the buyer cannot do a paypal chargeback.

    When in doubt, use an escrow service or complete the deal at Sedo for example.

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    About Paypal you mean waiting until you have transferred the money out of Paypal yourself?

    How´s the escrow service?

    And Sedo is like a normal auction, like GoDaddy´s?

    Thanks

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    It really depends on the amount of the purchase. If it's over a few hundred dollars, then you might consider using an escrow service like escrow.com, who is very familiar with domain buying and selling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by valerc View Post
    About Paypal you mean waiting until you have transferred the money out of Paypal yourself?
    To wait until the paypal money is transferred and only then transfer the domain name. Does this answer your question?

    Quote Originally Posted by valerc View Post
    How´s the escrow service?
    I second bhartzer's comment; many domainers are happy with escrow.com. Sedo is also offering escrow services.

    Quote Originally Posted by valerc View Post
    And Sedo is like a normal auction, like GoDaddy´s?
    Yes similar to godaddy auctions but in my opinion, they offer more features like optimizing the domain landing page. But, I have contacted endusers for my domains and completed the payments via sedo.com so in those cases there wasn't a real auction.

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    If the domain price is lower, say around $200 then you can sell in forums depending on the trust you have developed in a forum otherwise you can sell on Sedo, Godaddy etc.

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