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Selling a domain

Hello r/scams, new user here. Last night I got an email from someone in Japan interested in buying a domain I own for $25k USD. I replied asking them how they want to proceed since I was skeptical this is a scam… This is their reply (I have redacted some information and links for privacy sake)

Please let me know what you think. I have sold domains before but always thru Flippa, never been contacted by someone directly. All domains I have ever sold thru Flippa are processed thru Escrow which is an intermediary service. I am thinking to reply asking to proceed thru Escrow only but want to get some feedback before.

Thank you!

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I represent a buyer – a company from Tokyo. They want to use it to drive more traffic to their new web project. Commission of our company is only six percents.  It’s paid when you get the money.

He is a GoDaddy verified buyer. The transfer will be a simple process because you both have Godaddy accounts. You will get 50% before transfer and 50% after. You can be paid via wire, Paypal, check or any other method you prefer including crypto.

The buyer offers $25,000 usd.

Do you have a certificate? It’s required by their bank.

The final sale price will depend on the certificate ($25,000 minimum – if it comes higher they will pay more).

If you don’t have the certificate it’s not a problem. You can order it online.

Please note he cannot accept it from any agency. He needs a manual service. It also must be a third party independent agency (not your broker our auction site) and must be accepted by his bank.

The certification includes the following:

1. Independent valuation of the market price. It will show your domain name is not overpriced. On the other hand if the valuation comes higher, he will increase the price accordingly. In the domain name industry, there are many appraisal tools that people use to estimate the value of a domain name. My client does not want to risk and doesn’t accept services that use scripts. If you are unsure about some service feel free to ask me.
2. TM and law compliance verification. It proves your domain has no trademark problems. He would like this verification to be included in the appraisal report. It’s not a problem because some companies include the TM verification for free.
3. Copy in Japanese.

The process is very easy:

1. Go to the certificate agency site and order a certificate. Just submit your domains and let them know you have a buyer with $XX,XXX offer. It will help you to get a better valuation.

If your domain is worth at least $10000, they will send you the payment instructions. If it’s not possible, they won’t send you the instructions. This way you will not lose anything. It’s very convenient and gives you the full protection. Other services charge you upfront even if your domain is not worth spending the appraisal fee, so I don’t recommend them.

2. Send the certificate to me and we will start the sale process. As soon as the buyer receives your certificate they will buy your domain.

If you are new to the certification process, I can help you with the step by step instructions.

To read the review you must have Telegram Messenger installed on your smartphone. To communicate with me online please use Telegram messenger.  Here is the invitation link to our Domain Sale Group: *LINK*

Add me ( *ACCOUNT NAME* ) to your contacts and we will be able to chat in Telegram. If you don’t have Telegram you may install it on your smartphone from Google Play or AppStore.

One of my sellers already sold to this buyer from Tokyo. You may read his review at *LINK* Feel free to contact him.

Please respond ASAP. No risk for you to proceed since this is a certified by GoDaddy domain offer with full proof of funds. If you send the certificate the buyer will have to pay you the same day.


The content was posted by Victorious85 on 2021-02-15 03:48:41 via reddit

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2 Comments

  1. It’s a scam to get you to buy the useless ‘certificate’, nothing more. All you need to do is ignore them.

  2. My guess would be:

    >If you are unsure about some service feel free to ask me.

    >If you are new to the certification process, I can help you with the step by step instructions.

    You ask him, he recommends you a *great* service. (Any service that you yourself find will not be accepted. Also I wouldn’t be surprised if legitimate services charged upfront, so if you want to find one that does not do so and that is acceptable to the “buyer”, you need to contact him.)

    >If your domain is worth at least $10000, they will send you the payment instructions. If it’s not possible, they won’t send you the instructions.

    They decide your domain is worth way more than 10,000 dollars. They send you payment instructions. You pay. And you never hear from anyone again.

    The end.

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