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Purchasing a Premium Domain

Last Updated: May 06, 2021

Premium Domains are appealing captivating names that are sold by a seller through an aftermarket platform, instead of directly by the registry. Premium domains can be identified by the increased registration price and the premium tag, as illustrated below.

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The purchase process for a Premium domain is a bit different, as it's not as automated as buying directly from the registry. This results in a longer time to acquire the domain and a premium domain will rarely be in your account instantly.

So, why is this?

Well, When you place the order we will first review the transaction, and then the process to move the domain from the seller to the buyer begins. Name.com will work with the aftermarket platform, who in turn works with the seller to transfer the domain as quickly as possible. This process takes about 5-10 business days, as there may be some delay obtaining the code from the seller, and the transfer itself takes upwards of 5 days.

During this process, we will reserve the rights for the domain so no one else can purchase it elsewhere. You may see a transfer entry in your transfer section of your name.com account and we kindly ask please do to make any changes, as we will handle the entire process on your behalf. No additional work is needed on the customer's part, once the transaction is placed.

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