Domain Names FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions
What are premium domain names?
Premium domains are domain names that have been previously registered and are now available for resale. These domain names generally benefit from a better name than most new domain registrations. Investing in a premium domain name can increase the chances of success for your online business. Find out more about premium domains.
What makes a good domain?
Choosing the right domain name can make a huge difference in creating a successful on-line business. In general a domain name should be easy to remember, easy to spell and easy to say. As rule of thumb use a maximum of three words and try to avoid hyphens, unless absolutely necessary. Where hyphens can be useful is for SEO purposes. This is for guidance only as there are always exceptions to the rule. For an overview on domain names and domain extensions visit our domain name guide.
How long does the domain transfer take?
In general the domain transfer takes between 1-2 weeks to finalise.
What can I do to speed up a transfer?
Prompt payment is crucial when expediting a domain transfer. Also some registrars have systems that allow a domain to be transferred internally, saving time and registration costs.
How long will I have ownership of the domain?
The domain will remain in your ownership until your registration period ends or you sell the domain. The registration will need to be renewed periodically in order to maintain your ownership. It is your responsibility to pay for the domain registration.
What types of payment do you accept?
Depending on the sale value, payment can be made with Visa, Master Card, PayPal or wire transfer.
How secure is my payment?
For your complete protection all our domain sales are processed through a third party and are managed through escrow. Buy domains online securely with Secure Payment
What is an escrow/transfer service?
This is a service whereby property or money is held by a third party until the conditions of a contract have been fulfilled. Sedo act as a third party for the buyer and seller of a domain and hold the payment in an escrow account until the transfer is complete. Sedo guarantee 100% security when handling the transfer of your domains.
Generally, the escrow process follows the basic steps below:
- The buyer makes payment to Sedo’s escrow account
- The buyer/Sedo initiates the transfer request
- The seller accepts the transfer request
- New ownership of the domain is confirmed
- Funds are issued to the seller
Sedo do not instruct the seller to transfer the domain until they have received the buyer’s payment. Additionally, the buyer’s payment is only released to the seller once the buyer has confirmed that they have control of the domain. This process ensures a secure transfer.
How do I transfer the domain to my registrar?
Once payment has been received the domain is transferred to your registrar account. Payment is only made to us (the seller) when you have confirmed control over the domain. It is your responsibility to pay the domain registration fee and to provide details of your registrar.
Is there any merit in acquiring Keyword domain names?
Keyword domain names can be a cost effective way of increasing your search engine ranking. Having a keyword rich domain name is an important factor of Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Choosing the right domain could boost your search engine rankings. Many companies purchase keyword domains as secondary URLs to direct traffic to the primary website or to create micro sites. For more information on keyword domains see our domain name guide.
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Buy domains online, safely and securely. For complete peace of mind and for your protection, domain sales are processed through a third party. This process ensures a secure transfer.
Buying a name for your website is a critical path; the importance of a domain name should not be under estimated. Investing in the right website name can make a huge difference to the success of your online business. For a general overview of domains visit our domain name guide.
With a premium domain you generally benefit from a better name, compared to most new registrations. Premium domains tend to be shorter, more brandable, keyword rich or easier to remember. The right domain name can be a major factor in helping to drive internet traffic to your site.
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