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Discussion in 'General Business' started by Frostx, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. #1
    I know how to bid and everything I just don't know how the actual transfer from person to person works..... any help?
    SEMrush
     
    Frostx, Jan 27, 2010 IP
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  2. mentos

    mentos Prominent Member

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    After you win the bid.
    You pay the seller.
    Then the seller will push the domain to you and sent you the website db and files to you.
     
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  3. Frostx

    Frostx Active Member

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    Can you explain the termenology, I have no idea lol
     
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    salecst1 Peon

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    Being a Hongkong based company, CST ( Creative Sky technology ltd) specificalized in USB flash drive, mp3, mp4, mp5 player, mini laptop, DDR RAM and mobile phone. We are 4-year alibaba golden suppier, 3-year Globalsource and 1-year Made-in-China member. With our own product line and qualified QC in our factory, and we are quality-orientation and customs-first with nest price enterprise. Any interest, pls feel free to contact us now.

     
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    Barefootsies Well-Known Member

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    Typically it varies depending on the site to some degree. Higher value sites can take longer to transfer, and you may go through extra steps of escrow.

    Typically you pay the money for the site. Many people vary on how they like to receive payment. For me, I prefer a WIRE transfer.

    Then, once the money is received in full. I will begin prepping the site for transfer to their server. Again, depending on the site. There are going to be some things that need to be prepped for or backed up before you transfer. I typically will send a hard copy with tracking number as well as the virtual site. That is done in a peer-to-peer transfer handled by your/host.

    I will then transfer any licenses for content, docs, 2257/ID (adult content) and any other invoices or things needed for taxes and such. The very last thing I transfer is the domain.

    That way I know money received, not scams or shams, and all the rest is completed before I surrender the site as a whole.

    Keep in mind, I do a lot of adult sites and they are going to have different things that apply then some adsense blog. Also my sites are going to be for thousands of dollars. So having extra precaution for me is key. On some $25 blog, who cares.

    Good luck.
     
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    automarketting Peon

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    Very informative post . Thanks for posting it.
     
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    omarabid Well-Known Member

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    I sold a blog, but it was blogspot, I just gave the ownership to the seller.
     
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    FavouritesBlog Peon

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    Yeah depends on how much value is involved and the amount of security
     
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    Hello,
    I site I use and is one of the best on the net its www.sitepoint.com check that out I think you will be happy.

    Steve
     
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  10. Frostx

    Frostx Active Member

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    What do you mean by pushing a domain and the database files, how exactly do you transfer those?
     
    Frostx, Jan 28, 2010 IP
  11. Foggy

    Foggy Link and Site Buyer

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    Here's a detailed article on how to take over a website you've just bought.

    Note: It does differ from just transfering a website you already own from one server to another. This article specifically addresses the taking over a site you've purchased. It includes everything from changing WHOIS to changing affiliates code/Adsense publisher ID etc.

    Hope that helps. If you have further questions the forum in my signature has experts who would gladly post detailed forum answers to specific questions about transferring websites - they do it week in and week out.
     
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    Frostx Active Member

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    Thanks everyone! +rep
     
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    indeed a very interactive and interesting thread this one. lots to learn and did learn some.
     
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    Last edited: Jan 29, 2010
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    Codythebest Notable Member

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    Make just sure you use escrow.com...you have been warned...
     
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    but for a full website, the best place is flippa.com, or the buy/sell/trade section of digital point forum
     
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    you can always use escrow service and get payment by stages. the more stages the better but it may be troublesome. If you trust the seller or buyer, you don't need too many stage of payment
     
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    For me, I sell smaller websites, so the steps I go through are less precautious. First I discuss payment with the buyer. I always ask for money via paypal, with the paypal account being VERIFIED. Then, I will save all my files as a .zip and either send them a hard copy or email it to them. Depending on the size, I may also have to upload it to a file hosting company so they can download it. Then, transfer the domain name. I ask they have a godaddy account, as it makes transferring the domain to them very easy (I register all my domains with godaddy, so others may not).
     
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    I agree with the poster above that said to make sure you use Escrow.com

    It's too easy for someone to dispute a PayPal charge and get their money back.

    Escrow transactions are much more secure.
     
    jessebhunt, Feb 3, 2010 IP