Here are some kind of deals that can be made when selling a domain name: 1) Domain Sale for money - Buyer pays the complete selling price and you transfer the domain. Example, you both agreed on a deal of $2000. The buyers pays $2000 and you transfer the domain. 2) Monthly/Quarterly payouts - Buyer doesn't pay the complete amount upfront. Instead, the whole amount is broken down into part-payments. Example, you sell a domain name for $2000. Buyer pays $200 for the next 10 months, at the end of which he gets the domain. Until them, you forward the domain to their website. Another example here is a downpayment plus a monthly pay. For example, buyer pays $1000 upfront and the rest $1000 is paid at 4-installments of $250 each, quarterly. 3) Domain leasing - The domain is not sold. Someone uses your domain name and pays monthly/quarterly for the domain. Example, a deal for a domain name leasing for 1 year is $2400. Buyer pays $200 monthly or $2400 for one year lease. 4) Percentage deal - Someone trying to purchase a domain name offers you a share of their company (the one to be hosted on this domain or a parent company. Example, someone offers you 10% of their company is return for the domain name deal. Which all model have you used in your domaining career so far. You can comment the number (1 or 1,3 or 1,2) etc. If you wish to share the story as well, you are most welcome, especially if it's anything other than 1.