puts the brakes on Chinese buyers’ credit cards has temporarily disabled credit card payments from Chinese buyers, due to high decline rates. The top domain payments facilitator announced that domain name buyers from China will have to use bank wire transfers, until the measure is reversed. Here is what announced: “We have noticed unusually high decline rates on credit cards from […]

Copyright © 2017 · All Rights Reserved. : Tips and updates for domain name transactions sent out its latest, personalized email to all verified members. A year ago, the oldest, continuously operated domain escrow implemented user identity verification across the board. The process ensures that both domain buyers and domain sellers mutually exchange funds and domains with greater security and trust. The notification email from follows: It’s been […]

Copyright © 2017 · All Rights Reserved. : Domain transactions can now be made in Euro (EUR) has announced to its members that domain transactions in euro (EUR) are now available. This important step allows residents of the Eurozone country members to conduct business in the local currency, instead of US dollars. The bank is located in London, England – and the relevant information is being provided in an email. London […]

Copyright © 2017 · All Rights Reserved. updates web site for secure domain transactions, the domain industry’s oldest domain escrow service, has an updated web site. The update provides instant access to the escrow process, with HTML5 animations explaining the steps of the agreement, throughout the exchange. By switching the colors to darker at the top, achieves a pleasant experience on the desktop and mobile. The design […]

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How to win a Parrot Bebop 2 Drone from

Sponsored by * If you’re shopping for a drone, here’s your chance to win one for free. will be entering all transactions completed by its 1,000,000+ members between May 4th and May 12th into a virtual hat. The winner of the ensuing drawing will get a brand new Parrot Bebop 2 drone! You […]

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Remember: No payment processing by this Monday

Monday, January 16th is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and a Banking holiday in the US. Financial institutions are closed, and will thus not be processing payments, which will resume on Tuesday, January 17th. Recently, started to roll out a new verification system for account holders, requiring the provision of official identification documents. […]

Copyright © 2017 · All Rights Reserved. to auction off iconic Rancho Santa Margarita address, the industry’s most respected handler of domain transactions, recently moved to San Fransisco. Leaving the iconic Rancho Santa Margarita address behind was a hard task for the officers and employees, who will now have to get used to a new HQ address. The new address, 180 Montgomery St, Suite 650, San Francisco, CA […]

Copyright © 2017 · All Rights Reserved. acquires Australian online escrow services company Escrow Angel

We received an announcement from, regarding the acquisition of Australia-based escrow services company, Escrow Angel. The company also received the Bronze Stevie® Award in the Small Company of the Year for Financial Services category in The 13th Annual International Business Awards. Here is the full press release: San Francisco, California, August 16th 2016 – […]

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Live on Facebook : Hilarious attempt to defraud domainer via Western Union!

It doesn’t get better than this: a live attempt on Facebook to defraud a domain owner, captured step by step. The scammer, using a bogus name, tried to get the domain from its owner. After contacting him on Facebook, he claimed that he sent $10,000 dollars via Western Union, and asked for the domain’s […]

Copyright © 2017 · All Rights Reserved. : Watch the system’s upgrade in progress

If you currently visit you’ll see a notice that the system is down for maintenance. The great news is that a new notification system is in place, separate from the web services portal. Located at, the system displays updates to the maintenance, as it progresses. One can also sign up via email […]

Copyright © 2017 · All Rights Reserved. revamps domain transaction back-end unveiled its newly designed web site, with plans to offer multi-language support during NamesCon 2016. Our interview with Jackson Elsegood provided valuable information on the path is following for improving its visuals, procedures and customer service. The launch of a domain escrow concierge service added even more value to domain exchanges via; […]

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Domain Concierge : takes over the domain, so is it worth it?

When buying or selling domain names, the function and legacy of as a safe and secure transaction facilitator is indisputable. Thousands of domain sales have been handled over the years by, which not only went through a complete redesign, but introduced a new service recently. In a recent interview with Jackson Elsegood, the […]

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