how do I go in purchasing a domain from a private owner?

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  1. Suazo

    Suazo New Member

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    so i wanna purchase this domain, i got the Whois report, emailed the owner and we decided on the price: $50.00

    but im not sure on the next step, i dont want to send him the money and then he never accepts the transfer :ugh:


    anybody here have experience with buying domains from private owners?
     
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    2000e46 New Member

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    I wish I could help, but I've never done this before .... Try asking OTer Waffler .... He sells Domains .... and check out www.waffler.com .... He does it through escrow accounts
     
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    is the domain currently parked? if so, the parking place might act as an escrow (i think)

    otherwise, you could pay for a private escrow service :dunno:
     
  4. transistor

    transistor Well-Known Member

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    but for 50 bucks, i'd risk it
     
  5. MrBrotato

    MrBrotato New Member

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    Credit card over Paypal, if he doesn't go through, dispute the charge on both Paypal and your CC.
     
  6. michelin man

    michelin man IDB Construction

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    grocerylist New Member

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    I think if you do the immediate bank draft through paypal if there are any problems they will give you a credit if you dispute.

    Getting a chargeback from your credit card may be more difficult.
     
  8. MrBrotato

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    I've never heard of anyone having trouble doing a charge back. Credit companies always side with the card holder, plus it is easy to prove the domain isn't in your name.
     

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