I have a private offer to buy a domain that I registered with Network Solutions. It's not worth much, and I'm selling for less than $200. After some email communication, I'm happy to just trust the buyer to deposit funds in my Paypal account.
Question: How do I actually do this in 2013? Do I have to use a domain escrow service and then eat the commission fee? I seriously cannot figure out how to do a direct person-to-person transfer/sale without using escrow. Every search for "transfer domain" points to transferring back to Network Solutions. Every search for "sell domain" points to escrow services. I'm stumped and turn to you.
Please explain it to me like I'm in elementary school. Thanks.
posted by ImproviseOrDie
on Nov 14, 2013 -
I'm looking for ideas for good, useful, or fun things to do with domains that I have hosted at Dreamhost. I have a blog, a couple email addresses, and an Out of the Park Baseball league on various domains now, but I feel that there's much more I could be doing. [more inside]
posted by bluejayway
on Aug 27, 2013 -
I've had my personal domain name for sixteen years (think nicknamelastname.com). I've had my Twitter name for five years. I'd like to hold on to them, but someone powerful has asked to purchase them. [more inside]
posted by infinitewindow
on Aug 1, 2013 -
[ten_letter_name_ending_in_CH].com is not available. But [first_eight_letters].ch is. Is it complete folly to make this 'domain hack' the primary domain for a combined architecture and photography practice? [more inside]
posted by puffmoike
on Jul 31, 2013 -
Which Canadian company (or companies) would you recommend as a reliable and affordable organization to host my e-mail? [more inside]
posted by sardonyx
on Jun 13, 2013 -
My domain name expired and I want to get it back, but GoDaddy says I have to pay an additional $80 to get the domain back from the "domain registry." The customer service person says that the domain registry is a separate entity from GoDaddy. Is there any way I can get it directly from this domain registry without going through GoDaddy?
posted by Cybria
on May 31, 2013 -
How do I approach someone about buying their domain name, and then what do I do if they agree? [more inside]
posted by cmoj
on Apr 26, 2013 -
Please help me pick a name and domain for our website/app. We're a private network for parents to upload, backup and share their kids' pictures. [more inside]
posted by signal
on Apr 14, 2013 -
So I finally want to get a name / logo / site for my little side business(es). I do (German-English) translation, localisation and copywriting on the one hand, and I sew colourful accessories on the other. Unfortunately I can't even get past the "what do I call this thing?" hurdle. Can I even have just one name? [more inside]
posted by ClarissaWAM
on Apr 2, 2013 -
I have a domain name in mind that I want to register for my new web design business. Currently it is owned by a domain sitting company, hugedomains.com. They want almost $2,000 to buy the domain name. Obviously I am less than eager to fork over that amount. [more inside]
posted by leftfooter
on Mar 28, 2013 -
I'm looking for an email provider that starts with m and ends with .net [more inside]
posted by aetg
on Mar 25, 2013 -
We're setting up a new business and plan to register a trademark which has been abandoned in the US and is dead in other trademark jurisdictions, too. Way back when the original user of the name was active, they registered (domain).com for the absolute maximum number of years. It is up for renewal next year, but... [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Mar 24, 2013 -
I stupidly let a web hosting account expire without backing up and transferring my site to my new server. I'm talking to the host to try to get access to my data (fingers crossed), but in case that does not work out: Is there a way to efficiently harvest Google's entire cache of a specific domain? Something else I should consider? I would like to act fast on this, and I don't have any programming/tech-fu skills.
posted by croutonsupafreak
on Mar 18, 2013 -
For a decade I've had a 4-letter English word domain at .be and a law firm contacted me about buying it. [more inside]
posted by skywhite
on Feb 28, 2013 -
When buying a web domain, one is given the option(for an additional fee), to make the domain "private" where the owner of the domain is hidden from public view.
Then the question is, how private is a private domain? Can a web smart person or internet ninja find out the information?
The desire is to hide the domain and completely non-work related blog from my employer.
posted by sock, the puppet
on Feb 8, 2013 -
I have a domain, myname.com, that I want to have forwarded to my Google Sites webpage. My old domain company did it for free but now that I signed with register.com they want either a fee to do it or I have to accept their annoying banner ad. How do I get around this? [more inside]
posted by nestor_makhno
on Jan 28, 2013 -
Networking filter: I'm a young (still learning much) SysAdmin for a pretty large site. I inherited the network configuration, and now I'm trying to troubleshoot some strange issues: workstations losing connectivity without rhyme or reason, and slow web browsing. [more inside]
posted by roygbv
on Dec 14, 2012 -
I've stumbled on a couple of internet domains registered in my name and contact information that I've got nothing to do with - not sure how to proceed. [more inside]
posted by jalexei
on Oct 12, 2012 -
What is a quick and cheap domain registration and mail forwarding option from mybusinessname.com.au? [more inside]
posted by jacanj
on Oct 9, 2012 -
What are some concerns, if any, for purchasing a .fm domain versus using the standard crop of top level domains? [more inside]
posted by r-senal
on Sep 8, 2012 -
Paid Google Apps accounts cannot share (delegate) contacts with users outside of its domain.
Has anybody come across this issue and been able to work around it? [more inside]
posted by Slackjaw37
on Aug 1, 2012 -
I want to buy an internet domain name that is expiring in 3 days. I though it would be a simple process, but looking into it, I was quickly overwhelmed. Here is the info on the current domain: Registrar: HOMESTEAD LIMITED DBA NAMEVAULT.COM / Whois Server: whois.namevault.com / Referral URL: http://www.namevault.com / Name Server: NS1.FASTPARK.NET / Name Server: NS2.FASTPARK.NET. Honestly, I don’t really understand this info but I think it may be important. can anyone offer me advice or point me to webpage with current info about this process? (A Google search turned up several posts but they’re all years old.) Thanks!
posted by laswingkid
on Jul 15, 2012 -
I need to find a resource (or resources) where I can download old black and white clips. [more inside]
posted by kenaldo
on May 9, 2012 -
Can you recommend me a good domain registrar that supports .nl domains and has 7 days a week live chat support? [more inside]
posted by davar
on Apr 15, 2012 -
Help me transfer my domain off of GoDaddy, they are holding it illegally even though I've played by their stupid rules so far and I dont know what to do!! [more inside]
posted by CTORourke
on Mar 12, 2012 -
Need a domain suggestion for a men's blog/magazine touching on fashion, finance, self-improvement, travel and health and fitness.
Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by Peeekay
on Mar 5, 2012 -
Where can I find artsy public domain snapshots from the 1960s-1970s (think the stuff you would find in bins at garage sales) that I could use on an album cover? more inside [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jan 5, 2012 -
Who should I go through to buy a domain name? New to this part of internet-dom. (Both using MetaFilter and owning digital real estate) My plan is to have a domain name where I can post my as-yet-nonexistant blog as well as build my own personal brand. Are there any suggestions for a newbie as to who I should go through to buy the domain? A friend has offered me hosting space, but any advice on that would be appreciated as well. Thanks in advance!
posted by CouldBeAProblem
on Dec 31, 2011 -
I want to register a domain in the Cook Islands but emails to Oyster keep bouncing. Has anyone registered a domain in the Cook Islands? Do you know the secret handshake? [more inside]
posted by nerdfish
on Dec 4, 2011 -
Some friends and I are creating a small creative consulting group. Our skills are pretty diverse- environmental, web development, musical transcription/composition. We are trying to come up with an easy to remember name that is vague enough to cover all of what we do (with available .com URL) and drawing blanks. Any suggestions of names? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Nov 6, 2011 -
It's finally time for me to set up a website. Sadly, saralastname.com is being parked by someone who shares my name. What to do? [more inside]
posted by Sara C.
on Nov 4, 2011 -
I want to buy my real name's .com domain name (e.g. johnsmith.com). It expires on August 28 and is currently owned by Oversee Domain Management. How can I get my domain back? [more inside]
posted by mrbob14
on Aug 19, 2011 -
Buy offers being made directly to (former-ish) owner during lapsed domain's "recovery period". Scam, or windfall? [more inside]
posted by nakedcodemonkey
on Aug 15, 2011 -