Escrow Process

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The Process

  1. The Buyer and Seller agree to terms – After registering at Escrow.com, both parties agree to terms of the transaction, which includes the domain name(s) and sale price.

  2. The Buyer pays Escrow.com – The Buyer submits a payment to Escrow.com for the amount agreed to in the escrow agreement. Once Escrow.com verifies and secures the payment, the seller is instructed to transfer the domain name.

  3. The domain name is transferred from seller to buyer – The seller transfers the domain name to the buyer and indicates to Escrow.com that they have transferred the domain. You can use our domain name concierge service and we will take care of organising this step for you, or read our guide on transferring domains.

  4. The Buyer accepts the domain name – When the buyer indicates they have possession of the domain or Escrow.com confirms receipt through WHO.IS, the inspection period begins. If the terms of the escrow agreement are met, the buyer accepts the domain on Escrow.com.

  5. The Seller is paid by Escrow.com – When Escrow.com can verify the domain has been transferred to the Buyer or the inspection period has ended, Escrow.com releases the funds to the Seller from the escrow account.
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Buyer benefits

Peace of mind, security, and convenience.

Assured domain name transfer prior to paying Seller.

Ability to confirm domain ownership directly with the registrar before the Seller is paid.

Ability to pay by wire transfer and in some cases PayPal, check, money order, or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express) Restrictions Apply.

Ability to send credit card information to a financial institution, not a stranger.

Easy access to live customer support by phone or email.

Seller benefits

Peace of mind, security, and convenience.

Payment verification prior to Domain name transfer.

Secure payment once transfer specifications are met.

Protection against credit card fraud, insufficient funds or credit card chargebacks.

Ability to accept credit cards and PayPal if otherwise not able to. Restrictions Apply.

Escrow fees that may be lower than merchant credit card processing fees.

Easy access to live customer support by phone or email.

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