NameLayer: Seven day trial period when buying a domain
We ran across those friendly fellas over at NameLayer.com – a company ran by Julian Shapiro, CEO and Edward James, COO.
The Los Angeles company appears to own a domain inventory that consists of several hundred two-word dot com domains.
One can select a domain from the NameLayer inventory and initiate the acquisition process, paying via Paypal or Escrow.com
What caught our attention, however, was this phrase in the agreement, that gives a 7-day money back guarantee:
“NameLayer offers a full refund (less transaction fees) on Domain sales in the event that You choose to return the Domain within 7 calendar days of purchase. You will be permitted two package returns per calendar year. In order to qualify for a refund, You must have maintained the Domain with the current registrar at the time of purchase, and You shall return the Domain, including exclusive control thereof, to NameLayer.”
This is definitely a departure from other online points of sale such as Afternic, BuyDomains and Sedo, where all sales are final.
While we aren’t sure how effective this process is, it’s a feature many buyers would welcome.