A premium domain name can help a blogger establish their brand, attract more visitors, and potentially increase their income. Premium domain names are typically short, memorable, and have high search engine optimization (SEO) value. Having a domain name that is easy to remember and find is key to any successful blog. Premium domain names also tend to have a higher sale and rental values that can provide a blogger with additional income.
When buying premium domains, escrow is a process that can be used to protect both the buyer and the seller. Escrow is a third-party service that holds the payment for a domain in a secure account until the transaction is completed.
When purchasing a premium domain name, an escrow service is used to safely and securely facilitate the transaction. The buyer and seller enter into an agreement, and the funds for the purchase are held by the escrow service until the buyer has received the domain name and the seller has received the payment.
The escrow service acts as a neutral third party, ensuring that all parties are satisfied with the transaction. The service also verifies that the domain name is legitimate and that the buyer has the legal right to use the domain name.
Once the buyer and seller have satisfied the conditions of the agreement, the escrow service releases the funds to the seller and the domain name to the buyer.
I recently purchased a premium domain name from a seller and we used escrow.com to complete the transaction and domain transfer. Here is how the process of escrow typically works:
The buyer and seller agree to use an escrow service and the buyer initiates the transaction. You should ask for at least 3 days to review the domain.
The buyer pays the escrow service for the domain, and the payment is held in a secure account.
The seller transfers the domain to the buyer, and the buyer confirms that they have received it. The seller might ask you to create an account at the domain name registrar they use to make the transfer easier. The contract will detail how much time the buyer has to “review” the goods before marking the sale complete.
Once the buyer has confirmed receipt of the domain, the escrow service releases the payment to the seller.
The escrow service also provides a dispute resolution process in case of any issues with the transaction.
By using an escrow service, the buyer is protected from paying for a domain that is not transferred to them, and the seller is protected from not receiving payment for a domain that they have transferred. Escrow is a widely accepted and trusted method of buying and selling premium domains.
It is worth noting that some domain marketplaces or registrars also have an in-house escrow service, and they can handle the transactions securely and safely.