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Escrow.com review – Top notch escrow service on internet

2012 was a great year as I successfully sold several domains and hopeful to sell more in 2013 as compare to the previous year. I have been using one and only escrow service for buying and selling domains. No doubt that is the best company on internet – Escrow.com

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If you are willing to buy/sell domains simply use this escrow service. Their charges are very nominal and customer support is just excellent. At times I need to call their support via phone and most of the time my transaction is processed much faster. In the last transaction which was recently completed, I called them so they can start the inspection period because I wasn’t getting any response from the buyer. Escrow did immediately and a day later my payment was released.

They even hold your payments if you like to do it. Simply send them an email with your transaction detail and inform them to hold your payment until you say so. I did it because at the same time I was completing 2 transactions and I requested them to hold my payment. Once both were completed my payment was released. I opt for check option so I would need to check post box twice which was far away from my workplace 😉 That’s why I chose to receive both payments together.

Recently I have changed my payment option to International Wire Transfer which I think is the best one who doesn’t lives in U.S. Normally it takes 2-3 business days to receive wire payment but for that Escrow.com charge me US$40 which is really fair. The check I used to receive was free of cost but it took 15 days to receive and next 40 days for clearance which was too much. Instead I am very happy to pay US$40 and receive the payment swiftly.

I would like to say big thanks to Escrow by saying what’s in my heart for them. I have been using Escrow.com for several years and proud to say you are the best escrow service provider. All my transactions were handled by your team professionally and swiftly. I definitely recommend every domainer to use Escrow.com who would like to buy/sell domain names.

I thank you for your all time support and cooperation.

I got my first payment from DomainNameSales.com aka InternetTraffic.com

I have joined DomainNameSales.com aka InternetTraffic.com platform at the end of last year. I received my payment of November 2012 which was just over US$200. I wasn’t aware of the payment I received because there is no payment history page at DNS and I asked their support for this feature. I got positive answer from their end as they will be integrating in near future which is really good news.

DomainNameSales aka InternetTraffic

At least I can know when my payment was issued and when I can expect to receive it. Although I told them to hold my payment until I give them green signal but they said “We do not hold payments that are above our payout threshhold as we cannot be acting as a bank nor hold significant liabilities on our balance sheet.”

It would be great if they add an option for us to select the minimum payout option like US$500, US$1,000, etc. As everyone can see their new layout with lot of features and upgrades I am sure a lot more is on the way…

Have any of you received the payout from DomainNameSales.com aka InternetTraffic.com platform yet? Care to share the payout range you got?

Find what other domains any person owns free of cost

I am sure not many domainers have paid for DomainTools Pro account which cost you $49.95/month. When we find a particular doman is registered by someone and wanted to know what other domains he/she owns and there comes the trouble of $49.95/month which is expensive for one who is not regular user of DomainTools.

I am aware of one service which show up the domains owned by that specific person. Simply visit this link– Change your@emailaddress.com with the ID and you will see what other type of domains this owner has.

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There are couple of issues I have noticed using their site. If you enter an email address with underscore than it will not display other domains. Instead comes a message “Error 404 Unable to resolve the request”. I tried contacting them but got no response since two months.

The other known issue to me is let’s say a person owns 500 domains and you are trying to figure out what are those 500 domains. I am sorry to inform you this site will display lot less than that. May be 250-300. Very rarely it will display all the domains owned by the person.

I will also share one bonus issue which hasn’t solved yet by them. I am talking about their support. I never got any response from their end. At least to me. I am not sure what they do with the queries received from others.

Have you ever used this site? If yes, how was your experience? If not, just give it a try and would love to hear feedback from you.

Make sure to set different passwords for each domain registrar you use

Normally I stick with a couple of registrars to stay away from many troubles like operating the account management tools which will vary from registrar to registrar, customer service and it goes on…

One important thing I have learned in the past years is to set completely different password with each of the registrar you are using. Let’s say if someone cracks the account password of user A; he will definitely try the same password at other registrar user A has kept the domains.

So basically it’s good to keep your password mixed with numbers, special characters, capital letters so it will be difficult for one to guess. Also never keep something very familiar like combination of your name, birth date, etc. One of the best example of password can be something like $%))*Wg$!!>ga.

set different passwords with each registrar you use

I know it’s difficult for one to memorize it but you can save that in your computer at some hidden place so you can retrieve at your own convenience. Also you can note down and keep it in your locker or any safe place like that.

*NOTE* – Change your password right now if it’s not something like I gave an example right now. It’s for your own safety and will keep you out of trouble!

I have kept different passwords at each registrar I operate. How about you guys? Is it the combination of the above example or a plain one?

Does it matter which registrar your domains are registered with?

I am raising this question after reading out the post from Acro where he has filed complaint against Pool.com at BBB. Once you have read you must ask this question to yourself “Does it matter which registrar my domains are registered with?”

For me the answer is Yes, it does matter a lot. Actually in many ways. First and foremost would be the security of domains and pricing for me. Although there are many other factors to consider like ease of pushing domains from one account to another as well as transferring out of domains. Also the account management tools are very important when you have huge number of domains.

I would strongly suggest everyone to carefully select your registrar by keeping all these factors in your mind and give importance to each and everyone. I always try to keep my domains at a small number of registrars because spreading out every few domains to many registrar not only confuses you but someday may put you in trouble like I mentioned at the start of my post. Also you need to remember lot of different passwords (if you have set different passwords) you may set at each registrar.

I know most of the domainers like me regularly buy domains from domain auctions like NameJet, Pool, SnapNames, etc. Due to which our domains are at many different places. I just keep record for each domain that once the 60 day period is over I simply transfer the domain back to my favorite registrar GoDaddy.com. It has not only the best pricing for domains but offers good customer service, swiftness of transferring domains internally as well as externally in just few minutes. I really like the account management tool as well but to be honest it’s very slow to operate.

99% of my domains are always with GoDaddy and DomainMonster.com. I really like the support of DM but their control panel for bulk modifying the domains is really poor and they promised to improve that in near future. Not sure when the near future will come for them 😉

As you know I have invested in .IM domains for which I am using DM as my registrar. They also offer the best pricing for .IM domains and one of the great customer service. So for this specific purpose I think they are the best. Rest all my domains are with GoDaddy and I strongly recommend everyone to stick with them.

I would like to know if you really care which registrar you keep your domains and how is your experience with them?