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Never hide your WHOIS if you want to sell your domain name

I have been buying and selling domains since long time and it’s really awkward to see when a pure domainer is hiding his name and email ID while going through the WHOIS search. I used the word pureĀ domainer because they are into domaining world and knows the pros and cons of this business.

As every domainer is looking to sell their domain names and still hiding the WHOIS which makes no sense to me unless it’s a TM domain or you are not interested in selling domain name now or in near future and for this reason you are trying to avoid receiving any domain inquiries from potential buyers. In this case, it makes sense to me. In other circumstances, I don’t think it’s viable to hide your WHOIS information from general public.

In my early domaining career I put one of my domain behind the curtains and received couple of inquiries a year but since I got rid of that several years back I started receiving frequent inquiries and even people started calling on my cell which was really exciting. To me it makes a lot of difference when you hide and display all contact details.

I would like to know what is your experience with hiding and displaying WHOIS with general public? Do you agree with me or have anything else to say?

Payment method for Pakistanis for buying and selling domain names

Recently I got a comment from my blog reader asking me to share the payment method for Pakistanis for buying and selling domain names. As I am from Pakistan as well and can tell you exactly how the domain buying/selling cycles goes. As we all know PayPal account cannot be made from Pakistan so I am using one of my friend’s PayPal who lives in Singapore. Even without having PayPal account you can buy and sell domains without any hassle.

First you can apply for UBL Wiz card which is Pakistan’s first ever Prepaid VISA Debit Card. You can use it for shopping online and offline, dining, withdraw cash from any ATM worldwide. For more details you can visit here and if you are interested can apply here.

Just make sure you are applying for UBL Wiz Travelers/UBL Wiz Internet because that card has the maximum deposit limit of PKR 200,000. I have this card and using it since last year without any trouble. I am using it for buying domains online and since all major registrars accept cards so feel free to use it anywhere.

For selling domain names there are few Escrow services like, and more. Since I have used for buying and selling domain names. As earlier mentioned UBL Wiz card is also accepted at these escrow services.

If you guys know any other alternative methods for people living in Pakistan just feel free to share so that it will be helpful for us.

Best parking platform –

I was accepted by last month and since than I have been parking my domains with them. The results are awesome. I have tried several parking companies but this one is best. They provide each day’s report after 24 hours and not real time or hourly basis. It is very difficult to get accepted so make sure you are sending them your best domains to get approved.

I have compared between Voodoo, and Bodis but InternetTraffic is paying a lot more. My revenue has went up over 200%. I am receiving more inquiries than ever and traffic has jumped as well. One thing is clear that some additional traffic is coming from the platform where people type in the keyword they are looking and they find your domain. I am so sure about this because if you go to your DNS Inquiries/Archive page you will see icon which says dns-search.

There are some important things to be noted which I have got from their terms and conditions:

“a. ITC will pay such commission by wire transfer in U.S. currency only, thirty (30) business days after the end of each calendar month for all commissions earned by Publisher for which ITC has actually received payment from its licensors and suppliers during the prior month less any amount ITC determines, in its sole discretion, was not validly earned from proper use of any of Publisher’s websites or any Domain Names, including, without limitation, as described in the “Abusive, Inappropriate or Invalid Traffic” section below; and

b. Payment by ITC will be issued by wire transfer and ITC’s wire transfer charges will be paid by ITC, and any intermediary or bank charges from the Publisher will be at the Publisher’s expense. ITC is not responsible for the acts, omissions, failures or policies of any financial institution involved in any financial transaction involving ITC and Publisher.

2.2 No payment to Publisher will be issued for any amount payable to Publisher that is less than five hundred (US $500.00); and such unpaid earnings will be held until the next payment date after the month in which the total amount due is accumulated to at least five hundred dollars (US $500.00).”

Have you been accepted by What’s your feedback and results so far? Shoot your comments who are already using their system from long time since I am very new to their platform.