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. Such documents include police ID, driver’s license and passport.

These regulations are US government-mandated and while not all accounts participate in the initial roll-out, this will be the norm, eventually.

To participate in the account verification process immediately, visit

What are the benefits of this verification?

  • It ensures that all parties, buyers and sellers, establish proof of identity
  • It establishes the validity of location for all accounts, so that no proxy or temporary locations can be used for nefarious purposes.

There are some arguments that the provision of such information is excessive, or unnecessary.

The real question should be: As a domain buyer do you want to feel more secure about who your seller is? As a domain seller, don’t you want to be certain that your buyer has been verified and checked 100% by

For more information, or to address issues and to get answers to questions, contact

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2 Responses to “Remember: No payment processing by this Monday”
  1. Eric Lyon says:

    I don’t use much, but this is a handy reminder (Just in case). It’s nice that they have a more secure verification system, though, I have been seeing lots of tension and complaints about it being inconvenient.

  2. DomainGang says:

    Eric – I’ll take a stricter verification process over a lesser process. Those who cite it’s inconvenient tend to complain about everything. 😉

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