Hey guys, I'm new to the domain business but I guess, i already got scammed. I got an email from one Aaron Gottesman. before purchase, i googled him but found nothing on him. Rather I found a doctor with the same name. This is his email On Fri, Aug 9, 2013 at 4:22 AM, wrote: Hello! I represent a rich investor from Dubai. He is interested in buying "domain.com". Please respond with how much you are looking for it. Just specify this price in the subject line. If you have other names for sale please email me your list with prices. Regards, Aaron Gottesman Domain Realtor ASP Hosting Web *************************** CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This email communication may contain private, confidential, or legally privileged information intended for the sole use of the designated and/or duly authorized recipient(s). If you are not the intended recipient or have received this email in error, please notify the sender immediately by email and permanently delete all copies of this email including all attachments without reading them. Gottesman Aug 9 (5 days ago) to me Yes, it's a great domain. 9999 - Ok. Do you sell a domain (not a web site)? He has 150,000 usd budget for several domain names. How can we pay you (PayPal, Western Union, escrow.com etc.)? If this is your first time domain sale I may help you with the sale/transfer process. Are you a member of domain seller communities/forums? Probably, we know each other under some nicknames? He is going to invest in hosting, adult and online shopping related names. I wrote Aug 9 (5 days ago) to Gottesman Mr Gottersman, Thank you for your offer. This is a just a domain name. You can however, make your own website and host it in the domain. you can pay me via paypal, direct deposit. I am not part of any domain community. We can discuss the terms of payment if your client has approved. In order to prevent fraudulent transactions or transaction that can affect credibility, my only condition is that payment should be made first, upon clearing I shall transfer the domain over to you. Gottesman Aug 9 (5 days ago) to me Ok. I can help you with the transfer process if you need it. Before we go further my client needs only one thing: Please send us an official certificate of market price (appraisal). He needs an appraisal service that also verifies possible trademark infringements. It's important for us to know that your domain has no problems with trademarks. It won't be a problem for you since some official appraisers offer this option (trademark infringement verification) as a bonus to the appraisal service. It will take only 2 minutes to order it. Please don't worry - the appraisal value will be very good. You won't get a low figure. I work with an official appraisal company. I send them clients and they appraise names at the values I need. My client is a rich person and I work on a commission basis. So I'm not interested in low figure appraisals too. Just order the service and email them your domains with the comment that you have a buyer with $X,XXX offer and you need the appraisal near this value. To avoid mistakes and wasting money on useless automated services I asked in the forum about reliable manual valuation/TM verification services. The process is very easy: 1. Go to the appraisal site and order the valuation with the TM verification. After several hours you will get the results. 2. Send these results via email and we'll proceed with the deal. If you are new to the appraisal process I can help you with a step by step instruction. I Wrote Aug 9 (5 days ago) to Gottesman I am unfamiliar with this process. I may need some help with this if this is absolutely necessary. I used Register.com to register this domain. and it has buyer protection. This is an authentic domain and no one has yet claimed it. Is it not possible for you to check the domain name and appraise it yourself? Gottesman Aug 10 (4 days ago) to me My client never buys without the appraisal. This is his financial policy and I cannot do anything with that. In the Emirates everything is different. We should accept their rules or leave it. You should obtain an official appraisal from the official ICAAN source - Then you send me the results and we go further. At this point I went ahead and got the appraisal (Which happens to be ICAAN and not ICANN- what a douche). And now I cannot claim it back because they are european based and i doubt I'll see a dime from them in this lifetime. Thoughts comments and suggestions?