I am engaged in the process of selling a valuable DN and am required to come with an appraisal. is it usual? if so any place to look for? thanks Henry
5:05 pm on Apr 2, 2010 (gmt 0)
I searched here and found some relevance in a few answers I am very new to this game, but I guess I found what I was looking for. Sorry for the waste of space!
5:13 pm on Apr 2, 2010 (gmt 0)
henry0 - Are you saying a) That you know you have a bona fide purchaser and that, knowng that, you agreed to an appraisal? or, b) That you realized this is a very common scam . . . to require the domain registrant to have the domain appraised as a condition of sale?
5:46 pm on Apr 2, 2010 (gmt 0)
Well, no I did not agreed on anything. And I guess that I found on my own that it could very possibly be a scam I will keep you posted as it might go one way or the other. thanks
<edit> BTW how an appraisal could lead to a scam?</edit>
6:59 pm on Apr 2, 2010 (gmt 0)
It's a common scam to express interest in buying a domain provided the existing owner gets an appraisal, then come up with an excuse not to buy the domain AFTER the owner has paid for the appraisal.
Three guesses who profits here ...
A buyer who is truly serious will do their own valuations about what they think the domain would be worth to them.
8:37 pm on Apr 2, 2010 (gmt 0)
@buckworks & Webwork
My contact is a crook, I found proofs that I probably may not post here :) but using the link (sent to your emails) you might come with a generic warning.
9:12 pm on Apr 2, 2010 (gmt 0)
henrt0 glad ya did some research I figured it was a scam from the get and glad Webwork came in and got ya to digging.