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Labeled as advice in General Domain Discussion, started by DomainCompiler, Jun 20, 2020

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  1. DomainCompiler

    DomainCompiler Upgraded Member Gold Account

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    Hi,

    I want some advice.

    I have had a inquire via Godaddy message sent to me, from a Broker (work as a broker of International clients in Japanese hosting company - Heteml Inc. (part of GMO Clod) wants to buy one of my domains for xx.xxx for her client.

    but she says her client needs a certificate, reason

    "
    This is the requirement of the buyer's bank. Without this document there is no guarantee it can be legally used in the buyer's country. There is no problem to buy. But if your domain has legal restrictions or TM conflicts for the buyer's country my client will loose money and domain.

    "
    https://merchant.authorize-international.net/start.html

    Has anyone heard of this before certificate before?
    Has anyone heard of or used merchant.authorize-international.net/start.html ?

    The Certificate is $299 in ETH.

    Also has anyone heard of brokers working at Heteml Inc. (part of GMO Clod?

    Thank you,
     
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  2. kalr

    kalr Top Contributor VIP

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  3. DomainCompiler

    DomainCompiler Upgraded Member Gold Account

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    Thats quick! Thank you for your reply!
     
  4. gilescoley

    gilescoley Top Member PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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  5. DrJacoby

    DrJacoby Established Member

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    This question comes up several times a week. Why don't new members just do a quick search before starting a new thread?
     
  6. DomainCompiler

    DomainCompiler Upgraded Member Gold Account

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    Thank you
     
  7. DomainCompiler

    DomainCompiler Upgraded Member Gold Account

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    Thank you
     
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    Ankush De Established Member

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  9. martbele

    martbele Brandunix VIP Gold Account

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    This is attractive stuff and also common question from new name investors. We have to know that domain name appraisals is a business, and unfortunately some people don't always care about its legitimacy & rightness. They usually play with numbers in order to make it exciting and attractive for newbies, to make them spend more money afterward.

    Most of the domain certification services are money pits, meaning you spend money for nothing. It doesn't guarantees or certified anything. These are not legal documents. Appraisals coming out of it don't have any real value except the amount you paid for it. One thing I noticed back then, when I started, was all the scams around these phony buyers asking for certificates. I learned that most of these buyers were the owners of these domain "appraisal services". Once you have paid for a certificate, the buyer then back off on the sale. You lose a sale and money.

    So what now! Let's make it clear & easy to understand.
    What we have on the table at this time :
    • A domain name
    • A seller
    • A buyer with big wallet
    • A broker
    • A bank
    Every big & deep pockets are surrounded with qualified people for legal things. They will never ask for a cheap certificate to confirm a domain name value.

    What you need in this case is either :
    • A lawyer
    • An escrow service
    • A well-know independant broker
    • A known third party, offering all the transactional service like SEDO, Dan, Epik, etc...
    This kind of thing happened for sure to much people here on Namepros. Namepros is a good place to learn, and have a third look on the market.
     
  10. DomainCompiler

    DomainCompiler Upgraded Member Gold Account

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    Thank you for your reply!

    I agree with you, and yes Namepros is best place to learn and take advice and learn from other experienced domain investors.

    but phishing email i received showed its from Godaddy, but on the reply all it had the Japanese email address.

    The worrying things was, the email, has my Godaddy customer number, my real name and my email address i ONLY use at godaddy. I have never use of advertised that email and customer number.

    I have reported it to Godaddy, but they give me the usually, report it to abuse email and we'll get back to you.
     
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2020
  11. NickB

    NickB Aka MrAcidic VIP

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    I got this earlier via Godaddy email message....

    Hello! I'm reaching you out regarding your domain mentioned in the subject line. We want to acquire it and make five figure usd offer to secure the sale fast. Regards, E. Yoshida Kagoya Inc. 26-2 Sakuragaokacho · Tokyo, Japan

    It's a scam.....
     
  12. DomainCompiler

    DomainCompiler Upgraded Member Gold Account

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    Seem like they are pushing hard these scammer, same address.

    below is the same as you.

    ''

    E Hayashida
    Vice President
    Investor Relations
    Kagoya Inc.
    26-2 Sakuragaokacho ·
    Tokyo, Japan
    https://www.heteml.jp/
    ''

    Did the email, have your Godaddy customer number and your email address you use for Godaddy?

    As my domains have basic privacy. Not sure where they got my email i use for Godaddy as i only.
     
  13. NickB

    NickB Aka MrAcidic VIP

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    Customer number and email included as Godaddy have this info and they only forward the message on....the scammers do not have access to this info....
     
  14. vebz16

    vebz16 New Member

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    why we don't report that scam website?? I dont know why that website still exist until now with so many report like this thread.
     
  15. equity78

    equity78 Top Member TheDomains Staff TLDInvestors.com PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    This is going around again today, some talk on Twitter. It's all a scam.
     
  16. alcy

    alcy Top Contributor VIP

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    scam
    simple:
    never pay buyer a penny
    theyre supposed pay u
     
  17. equity78

    equity78 Top Member TheDomains Staff TLDInvestors.com PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Exactly
     

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