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Buyers’ Guide

The best way to ensure the easiest domain buying experience, we recommend that people who want to purchase a domain name from Quality Domains USA first create a new account at the following 3 places: at Afternic, at GoDaddy, and at PayPal. Why do we make this recommendation?

Afternic

All of the domain names listed for sale on the Quality Domains USA website will be listed for sale by Afternic, the world’s largest domain marketplace.

Due to the fact that Afternic is owned by GoDaddy, however, the Buyer may end up paying for his or her new domain name either from Afternic or from GoDaddy.  This is why it is wise for the Buyer to have an Afternic account because doing so facilitates the payment process.

Afternic’s Methods of Payment

Afternic accepts the following payment sources:

  • PayPal (with a $2,500 upper limit)
  • Wire transfer (no upper limit)
  • All major Credit Cards (with a $2,500 upper limit)
  • Note: All Afternic payment options have no additional fees involved

PayPal

Since Afternic uses PayPal as one of their main payment processor, it would be advisable for whomever purchases a domain name from Quality Domains USA to get a PayPal account.

GoDaddy

All of the domain names listed for sale on the Quality Domains USA website are registered at GoDaddy, the world’s largest domain registrar.

As mentioned above, GoDaddy owns Afternic. This means that the Buyer may end up paying for his or her new domain name either from Afternic or from GoDaddy.  This is why it is wise for the Buyer to have a GoDaddy account because doing so facilitates the payment process.

Having a GoDaddy account also makes sense froma a “domain transfer” perspective. More specifically, when a domain name is sold by Quality Domains USA, it has to be transferred from Quality Domains USA to the Buyer. Once the domain name is sold by Afternic, they inform GoDaddy of this sale. GoDaddy then transfers the domain name from Quality Domains USA to the Buyer. In short, the domain transfer process is greatly facilitated when the domain name is transferred from the Seller to the Buyer from within GoDaddy.

GoDaddy’s Methods of Payment

GoDaddy accepts the following payment sources:

  • Credit Cards: Visa, MasterCard, Amex, Discover, JCB, and Diner’s Club
  • eWallet
  • PayPal
  • In-store credit
  • GoDaddy gift cards
  • Good As Gold. Good As Gold is GoDaddy’s wire transfer payment method that lets a person transfer funds directly between his or her bank account and GoDaddy’s, storing a balance for future purchases.
  • Note: There are no additional fees involved in GoDaddy’s methods of payment.
  • Note: There are no upper limits regardng GoDaddy’s methods of payment.

Creating a GoDaddy Account

To create a GoDaddy account, please go to https://www.godaddy.com/ > Go to “Sign In” at the upper right > Look for “New Customer” and then click on “Create an Account” > At this point, you are then given the option of creating your account with Facebook, or with Google, or with one of your email accounts.

Creating an Afternic Account

To create an Afternic account, please go to this web address: https://www.afternic.com/domain-account and fill out all of the required information in the “Create your free Afternic account” form.

Creating a PayPal Account

To create a PayPal account, please go to this web address: https://www.paypal.com/us/home and click on: “Sign Up.”

The PayPal Payment Processor

By the way, when Afternic or GoDaddy uses PayPal as their payment processor, this should not be seen as a limitation due to the fact that PayPal accepts payments from the following credit and debit cards:

  • American Express
  • Discover
  • MasterCard
  • UnionPay
  • VISA

In addition, people can also link a checking or savings account to their PayPal account. This allows individuals to send money online from their bank to PayPal without necessarily having to use a debit or a credit card. Clearly, all of these payment options give people and businesses a number of established ways to pay for their PayPal purchases.

For Buyers Who Have a GoDaddy Account

Buyer’s can locate the domain name in which they are interested by going to the Quality Domains USA Home page, clicking on a category such as “attorneys,” “doctors,” “HVAC,” etc., sort by “title” and use the “arrow” to sort from A to Z or from Z to A until the correct domain name is located.

Once the domain name is found, click on the “Buy Now” button to be taken to the Afternic “buy now” page that lists the price for the domain name. From here, the Buyer will end up either at Afternic or GoDaddy for payment.

After the Buyer has paid for the domain name, the Seller may need to will initiate the transfer of the domain name from the Seller’s GoDaddy account to the Buyer’s GoDaddy account.

In order for this transfer to take place, the Seller may need the following information from the Buyer:

  • The Buyer’s email address that is associated with his/her GoDaddy Account
  • The Buyer’s Customer Number that is associated with his/her GoDaddy Account. This is especially important if the Buyer has more than one GoDaddy account.

Once the domain transfer process begins, the Buyer might receive an email from GoDaddy explaining the next steps to continue the process. These steps can be found in the following GoDaddy article entitled “Accept a domain name account change.”

https://in.godaddy.com/help/accept-a-domain-name-account-change-1670

Important. One of the key steps in this GoDaddy article will be an option for the Buyer to change his/her “domain contact information.” Why is this important? If the Buyer does not change the domain contact information, ICANN will show that the domain the Buyer just purchased still has “Quality Domains USA” as the “organization” that registered the domain name.

In the GoDaddy world, changing the “domain contact information” means changing the Registrant, Administrative, Technical, and Billing contact information. The good news, however, is that for GoDaddy customers, a person can enter his/her “Registrant” contact information and then checkmark a box saying “Use this information for my Technical, Administrative and Billing contacts.”  This means that Buyers can enter their Registrant contact information once and this information will be automatically populated for their Technical, Administrative, and their Billing contacts.

Please note: the email address used for your “domain contact information” is NOT the same as your GoDaddy “Contact Preference” email address. This latter email address is where GoDaddy sends you information about the domain name you purchased.

By the way, if the Buyer makes changes to the Registrant Organization, Name or Email Address, ICANN requires the Buyer’s approval of these changes before the transfer is complete. If the Buyer has made these domain contact changes, GoDaddy will send the Buyer an email message with a link to complete the approval and information regarding the type of update the Buyer will make (which will determine where the Buyer will receive the email message).

After the Buyer makes the domain contact changes, the Buyer will get an email message from GoDaddy saying  that the Transfer of the domain name has been completed. This can be verified by the Buyer by logging into his or her GoDaddy account and seeing this new domain in his or her Domain Manager.

Attention Buyers. If any of this is unclear, please call GoDaddy at (480) 505-8877. Listen to the prompts and select “Tech Support” and then select “Domains.” Tell the tech support person that you need some help changing the domain contact information (more specifically, the the Registrant, Administrative, Technical, and Billing contact information) that is associated with your new domain name.

Note: Once the new domain is in the Buyer’s GoDaddy account, the buyer will have to wait 60 days before transferring this domain from GoDaddy to another registrar such as BlueHost, HostGator, Namecheap, etc.

For a Buyer Who Has a Registrar Other Than GoDaddy

Buyer’s can locate the domain name in which they are interested by going to the Quality Domains USA Home page, clicking on a category such as “attorneys,” “doctors,” “HVAC,” etc., sort by “title” and use the “arrow” to sort from A to Z or from Z to A until the correct domain name is located.

Once the domain name is found, click on the “Buy Now” button to be taken to the Afternic “buy now” page that lists the price for the domain name. From here, the Buyer will end up either at Afternic or GoDaddy for payment.

After the Buyer has paid for the domain name, the Seller may need to will initiate the transfer of the domain name from the Seller’s GoDaddy account to the Buyer’s registrar.

In order for this transfer to take place, the Seller may need the following information from the Buyer:

  • The Buyer’s business email address. This is important so that the Seller and the Buyer can communicate via email.

After the transfer of the domain name has been initiated by the Seller, GoDaddy will email the Seller a “transfer authorization code.”  The Seller will email this transfer authorization code to the Buyer who then gives this code to his/her registrar. This last step authorizes the registrar to process the domain name transfer. In the meantime, the Seller will receive an email message from GoDaddy asking him/her to approve the transfer of the domain name to another registrar. After this is done, the Buyer will have to wait between 5 and 7 days for the transfer of the domain to be finalized. The transfer can be verified at the Buyer’s registrar.

Note. At some point, the Buyer is going to have to change the “”domain contact information” at his/her registrar. Why is this important? If the Buyer does not change the domain contact information, ICANN will show that the domain the Buyer just purchased still has “Quality Domains USA” as the “organization” that registered the domain name.

Attention Buyers. If you have any questions about changing your “domain contact information,” please call tech support at your registrar. Tell the tech support person that you purchased xyz domain name, the domain name has been transferred from GoDaddy to them, and that you need some help changing the domain contact information that is associated with your new domain name and that gets sent by the registrar to ICANN.

The Buyer’s Receipt

Shortly after the Buyer pays for the domain name via PayPal, the Buyer will be able to view and print a receipt for this transaction.

If the Buyer encounters any problems regarding the payment for the domain name, please call PayPal Business Support at: (888) 215-5506.

Disclaimer

All of the domain names listed in Quality Domains USA were purchased as brand new domains. In other words, none of the domain names listed in Quality Domains USA were purchased as “expired domains” or with any knowledge that any of these domain names were previously owned. Some of these domain names, however, may have been registered before they were purchased by Quality Domains USA. However, Quality Domains USA is not responsible for any information, positive or negative, that predates the purchase of these domain names by Quality Domains USA.

Last updated: July 11, 2022

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