Frequently Asked Questions

Are the prices listed on negotiable and does PrivyDomains accept offers?
PrivyDomains will always consider your offer; however, our pricing may or may not be negotiable, depending upon the domain itself. The value of a domain is based on a number of factors, including, but not limited to: comparable sales, the length of the domain, age of the domain, extension of the domain, and the meaning behind the name itself. When approaching PrivyDomains with an offer, you are asking us to manually review the price of the domain. In doing so, we may determine that we are willing to accept less than our asking price. In some cases, we will determine that we are not willing to accept less than our asking price, and on the rare occasion, we may discover that our asking price is too low and reserves the right to increase it.
How can payment be made?
Domains may be purchased directly through our website. Simply type in the name of the domain you wish to purchase into your web browser (e.g. and select the 'Buy Now' / 'Lease Now' button.
Do you have multiple payment options.
We accept all major credit cards, and domains may be purchased directly through our site. You may also utilize the services of to facilitate payment for and transfer of the domain on behalf of each party. PrivyDomains asks the buyer to absorb the costs associated with this payment option. PrivyDomains offers payment through PayPal. Payments can be made via regular check as well, contact us directly to setup payment via check.
What is the transfer process?
After we have received payment we will verify the purchase and push the domain to your own account at the domain's current registrar. Since domain transfers are a manual process, it can take up to 24 hours to push the domain to the buyer's account. Once you have received access to your account with the domain's current registrar you will be able to move the domain to the registrar of your choosing.
Will I own the domain?
Yes, once purchased the domain will be moved into your name and you will have full control of and exclusive registration rights to the domain. After you've purchased the domain, you will have the exclusive rights to do anything you want with it, including transferring the domain to another registrar. However some registar may put some days freeze before transfring to another registrar if the domain's registration details are modified.
What is the Lease Option?
We offer Lease on nearly all our domains. The lease method gives you complete freedom to try and use the domain for your use. Lease is available for a period of 3 years during which you would have to pay lease rent on a quarterly basis. In this period of 3 years you can buy the domain anytime by paying the Full/Discounted Price. The lease amount paid till date shall not be deducted from this price.
Can I use Domain for any purpose after I lease it.
Yes you can use leased domain for any of your business / personal usage. However the domain cannot be used for any illegal of scam purposes or for schemes such as Link Building, MLM etc. No adult content is allowed except on adult domains. In such cases the Lease shall be automatically cancelled without any warning.
Does anything else come with the domain?
No. Any other intellectual property associated with the Domain Name such as but not limited to patents, copyright, trademarks names or service marks (whether or not these are registered), registered designs,Logos, graphics, text or anything else currently associated with the domain are not included. You are buying the domain name only. No hosting, e-mail, or any other service will be provided by PrivyDomains. The buyer will be required to seek hosting, e-mail, design, and other related services on extra basis. We would be happy to offer our buyers these services. Rates for these extras finalized will be after discussion.
For how long should I register my domains?
As long as you wish. Domains have annual renewal fees and we advise you to renew your domain for multiple years at a time. Annual renewal fees vary depending upon the registrar, and typical registration fees run between $8 and $30 annually.
Who shall maintain the domain after I purchase it?
Once you purchase a domain, you will be responsible for maintaining the domain's registration. Failure to do so will potentially result in the loss of your domain.
When is a sale considered final?
All sales are subject to the final approval of PrivyDomains and we reserve the right to deny fulfillment of any order at any time, and for any reason. In the event that PrivyDomains decides to stop fulfillment of an order and payment has already been rendered by the buyer, we will issue a complete refund immediately. Only once the domain name has been transferred into the buyer's name and the buyer has received possession of the domain will a sale be considered final.
What is the moneyback Guarantee?
Incase there is any kind of fault or problem in the domain in 30 days of Purchase, then we shall moneyback your purchase price less tranaction charges of Paypal and ours. However if this is due to the fault of the registrar or due to Buyer lack of knowledge and experience then this shall not be applicable.
Who owns the domains listed for sale at PrivyDomains?
PrivyDomains is the legal owner of every domain listed for sale on our website. Every domain listed on our site is for sale, and PrivyDomains does not currently provide listing or brokerage services on behalf of third parties.
How long does it take for the new ownership to show up in the WHOIS records?
Whois information is not updated immediately. It typically takes several hours for Whois data to update, and different registrars are faster than others. Usually your Whois information will be fully updated within two days.
What is Whois Privacy Protection?
If you would like to put privacy protection on your domain you can do so after the domain has been pushed into your account. You might have to pay some charges to your registrar such as GoDaddy or eNom for privacy protection to be added to your domain.