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Buying domain from someone - what is renewal fee?

Located in Domain Beginners, started by TerriJ, Dec 18, 2016

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  1. TerriJ

    TerriJ Established Member

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    If I purchase a domain from another person and not directly through a registrar, how much is the renewal fee?

    Is it the standard for that TLD at MY registrar?
    Is it based off of the seller's registrar?

    For example, my preferred registrar is Namecheap.
    Let's say I buy a whatever.com from BillyBob who uses Other Registrar.
    Say their free for .coms is $18. But at Nameceap it's only $10.
    Will I be paying $18 or $10.
    I'm guessing the latter, but I'm not sure.
     
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  2. TerriJ

    TerriJ Established Member

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    Edit: should say: "their FEE" ... not "their free"
     
  3. LucidDomains

    LucidDomains LucidDomains.com VIP

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    If you buy the domain and it is located at GoDaddy and he transfers it to your GoDaddy account, then you pay GoDaddy prices.

    If you ask the seller to provide you an auth code so you can transfer it to NameCheap, then you will pay NameCheap prices.

    How do you know where the domain is currently located? Ask the seller or run a whois check.


    http://www.gwhois.org
     
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  4. korganian

    korganian Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    If you want the domain transferred to your registrar, then you ask the seller for the authorization code and you apply for a transfer at your registrar.
     
  5. Sulabh Sharma

    Sulabh Sharma Top Contributor VIP

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    It depends upon registrar you choose to go with. And its simple if you want to transfer to namecheap you will be paying $10 as renewable fee. And please do keep in mind transferring domain names from one registrar to another do cost you a bit of money. It would be around $7 to $8 in my experience.
     
  6. TerriJ

    TerriJ Established Member

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    Wow.... thanks for the reminder. I totally forgot about that.

    I have my eyes on a domain name someone's selling on eBay. Luckily this person is also at NC... so no transfer fee. :$:
     
  7. Sulabh Sharma

    Sulabh Sharma Top Contributor VIP

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    Good Luck with it.:)
     
  8. Vito

    Vito Domain Names Matter VIP Trusted Contest Holder ★★★★★★★★★★

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    The only curveball you can be thrown here is, if it is a tld that has some special Premium Domains that have some stiff Premium renewal prices. You did not specify which tld. I would assume it is com, net or org. If so, then you are fine. All of those 3 have standard renewal fees with no crazy premium renewal fee pricing structure.
     
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  9. TerriJ

    TerriJ Established Member

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    Yeah, it's a .com
    I own a few other tlds and know how expensive they are. $30+
    My plan is if I don't do anything with those domains (sell, auction or build a monetized site) I will definitely be letting those expire.
     
  10. Cynthia Lin

    Cynthia Lin Established Member

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    So what are the TLDs that have that kind of premiun pricing?

    Thank you :)
     

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