make contact through the "Make
page saying which domain you would like and whether you are agreeing to the list
price or making a near offer.
we have received all the information required on the "Make an Offer"
page, we will get back to you quickly. If you have offered the list price, you
will receive an acceptance e-mail. If you have made any offer below the list price,
we will reply either agreeing to or declining your offer. If we decline it, we
will explain why. We may also come back with a counter offer.
a price has been accepted, we will send you an invoice which we would normally
expect to be paid by BACS or wire transfer. The accompanying e-mail will contain
full step-by-step details of the upcoming legal and technical transfers.
payment has been received, we will initiate the transfer. Depending on the extension
of the domain (.com / .co.uk etc.), the process will vary. For non-uk domains,
we will change the registrant details at our end and include your nominated e-mail
address. Then you will receive an e-mail from the registrar allowing you to complete
the transfer and get full control over your name. The transfer cost is normally
paid by the buyer and the exact cost will depend on who your host / register is.
It is usually similar or identical to the cost of one year of registration. Very
often, an extra year of registration will be added on by the receiving or losing
host which, essentially, can make the cost of the transfer free.
a large proportion of our domains are .uk, we shall now set out the uk transfer
process in detail.
UK domains, we will initiate your transfer at Nominet
not for profit company who governs .uk domain names) and you will receive an e-mail
from them asking you to accept the transfer.
The Nominet transfer is quick
and easy and can be completed in around 10 minutes. The buyer normally pays for
the cost of the transfer. Currently, it costs £10[TEN] +VAT to legally transfer
the registration of a uk domain from one person or entity to another. This small
fee can be paid online directly to Nominet during their online transfer process.
the legal transfer has been completed and a whois search will now show your details
instead of ours on a domain search,
the final part of the process is to sort out the technical transfer of the domain
so that you can have full access to the domain. For UK domains, this will involve
knowing the ISP TAG (most often simply referred to just as the TAG) of the company
you want to host your domain with. The IPS TAG is a way of Nominet giving control
of a domain name to a certain company.
request a transfer in of the domain through your hosts control panel. The TAG
associated with the domain you've purchased can be changed by you during Nominet's
legal transfer but, if that hasn't been done, it should now be changed from the
TAG we use so that it matches the TAG your host says you need to change it to.
If you didn't do it during the Nominet process, let us know and we can do it for
you. Once the TAG has been changed from the one we use, we will immediately lose
all technical control over the domain and, if you have requested the transfer
in at your host, your host should receive the handshake and put it in to your
control panel / account. The TAG holding company associated with your domain will
then be the organisation that should issue you with renewal invoices when domain
registrations get close to their renewal dates.
long does this all take?
may all sound rather complicated and involved but Steps 1 through to 5 will normally
take around 24 hours, taking in to account that people are not always in front
of their computers or smartphones. However, if both parties are online and proactive,
it can take little more than an hour or two from negotiation and payment to being
in full legal and technical control of your new domain asset.