Domain Sale


For a new domain buyer, there might be a question, or two, on how to go about buying a domain. This page is for them.


The Internet with its millions and millions of pages is quite amazing. Websites, social media, and information are always available at the touch of a finger. We use it daily, and most people do not even waste a thought on how it is working. Luckily there are professional organizations and domain brokers out there who, with their service, see to it that a domain purchase and transfer goes smoothly.


  • The first thing you need to do is to register with a domain registrar; they can act on your behalf and transfer the domain into your name.


One such entity is the domain registrar like sedo. While there are hundreds of domain marketplaces around the world, sedo offers their online and phone service in several languages, besides English also in German, French, Spanish, Chinese, and more. Pick the registrar you like best.




  • The professional service at any domain broker gives you peace of mind because they take the buyer by the hand and guide him/her through the domain purchase and take care of your hosting needs as well.  

Your payment, however, does not go to the domain seller right away. It goes into escrow so that nobody can touch it. Your money is still yours and will only go to the seller, once the domain transfers into your name.


So now, with your $1000 in escrow, the domain seller, will be asked to release the domain from their registrar. That is a process where he tells his registrar, the domain has been sold and to release it. You have nothing to do, but to sit back and relax while the domain broker (sedo, GoDaddy, whoever) does the 'paperwork' and keeps you up to the date of the sale and transfer process.

Domain Transfer


A domain transfer is an electronic transfer, and you never see it. It is a piece of cyber property, now registered in your name. As you have registered with a domain broker and submitted your address and email, the domain was recorded in your name. The U.S. agency who is in charge of 'keeping the records' is called ICANN. So while we talk about who is, let me point your interest to one of the best URL for any domain inquiry.

Whois can tell you, who owns the domain, when and with whom it was registered, and when it expires.


  • Since May 25, 2018, whois might not be available due to EU commission's privacy regulation.

You as the new owner of the domain will be listed there, too unless you choose to have that information listed as 'private.'

To do this, just buy 'privacy' from the broker where your domain is now registered, and no one, but you, will know who owns the domain. Congratulation, you are now the owner of a valuable piece of internet real estate.


Actual Transcript
of a Sedo Domain Transfer
  1. We (the domain broker) have created a payment request for the buyer and required payment of them. The transfer will commence upon receipt of payment.

  2. Payment request created for the buyer.

  3. Your Transfer Specialist (same as the domain broker) will contact you on the next business day with instructions on preparing the domain name for transfer.

  4. We kindly ask that you do not start the transfer process until we contact you with instructions to do so.

  5. Payment (from the buyer) has arrived in an escrow account.

  6. Preparation of domain for transfer.

  7. The AUTH code has been received.

  8. Preparation of domain for transfer.

  9. As soon as the transfer has been completed, we will send payment to you (the seller).

  10. The domain will then be moved to the new registrar. (as the new owner, you have to choose one).

  11. We have asked the buyer to start the transfer of the domain at his registrar.

  12. Begin the transfer to the new registrar.

  13. We have asked the buyer if they have initiated the transfer at their registrar and to inform us about the current status of the process.

  14. We asked the customer if the transfer has started.

  15. The buyer has initiated the transfer process from his registrar.

  16. Confirmation of transfer

  17. Payment took place.

  18. This transaction was closed.