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Is it owned by the person who is selling it?
Has it been sold already?
Will i get control of the DNS not just the wedsite?
Simple, done it before. And in the end there is a small leap of faith as there is in any business deal, do you trust them.
However, this one is owned by a proxy.
So the whois reads something like this:
Domains by Proxy, Inc.
15111 N Hayden Rd., Suite 160
Scottsdale, Arizona 85260
Registered through: GoDaddy.com
Domain name. DOMAIN.COM
Infact, the only way I have to know that the person selling it is the owner, is the contact email on the site is the one he has contacted me with.
I have tried to contact domainsbyproxy.com...no answer, no surprise really.
He says he has contacted Godaddy, and got this response:
Thank you for contacting customer support. Since the domain is privately registered they will not be able to perform a 'WHOIS' lookup. Unfortunately, there is not much of a way for you to prove that you own the domain. We are sorry for any inconvenience you are having in this matter.
Anyone live in Scottsdale and mind dropping in to ask :)?
Or any better suggestions?
It looks like that is just a PO Box for Domains by Proxy.
Have you asked him to make a modification on the site, or perhaps something like a subdirectory? IE - www.example.com/george/
"Hello George, I really own this site".
That would be a start at any rate.
The price has dropped to 1/10th of the origonal asking price. Before it was over priced, but now it is cheap.
I thought proxy was a good idea, with few pitfalls ... until this.
Ask the seller to change the privacy options within his godaddy account. He can turn off the private registration for the purpose of selling the domain to you. If he is serious about selling, this shouldn't pose a problem for him.