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    First time selling a domain name

    I have never sold a domain name before, and would appreciate some help with the nuts and bolts of it...

    I have received an offer ($100.00) on one of my domain names, which I originally registered at EV1servers (tucows reseller). The buyer can pay with Paypal, but this will be his first domain purchase also.

    I'm thinking that, after I receive payment, I could change all of the domain info (Organization, Technical, Billing, DNS, etc.)to the buyers', which would allow him to initiate a transfer to wherever he wants.

    Am I on the right track, or is there a better way? I sent an email to ThePlanet who assumed EV1servers a while back, but have not yet received a response. I also performed a search here, but did not find a thread that was specific to my situation.

    Thanks,
    Bob

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    Actually, I think if you change the WHOIS contact info it locks the domain, preventing transfers for 60 days. Can someone confirm this?

    If it's a different registrar, I'd probably tell the buyer to initiate a transfer request at his registrar. You (assuming you're the admin contact) should get an email to confirm or deny the transfer. The domain cannot be in lock status though for a transfer to work.

    If it's within the same registrar you can often do a free "push" to their account.
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    Haven't used ev1 domain names. Since it is a tucows reseller you should be able to have them create an account and transfer it. If not, having them initiate a transfer from another registrar and authorizing it is an ok way to go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eviltechie View Post
    Actually, I think if you change the WHOIS contact info it locks the domain, preventing transfers for 60 days. Can someone confirm this?
    I don't believe this is the case. Just the same though, I would get the purchaser to initiate the transfer request, then you approve it when it comes through. Then after it successfully transfers, the purchaser can change the whois info himself/herself.
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