I Sold My Domain… Now What?

You did it! You listed your domain name for sale, received an offer from an interested buyer, and accepted that offer. Or perhaps you made an offer on a domain name, and the owner has accepted your offer to purchase their domain name.

Either way, there are a few more steps until the process is complete.

What do you do next? With Above the process is very simple and straightforward, and we provide escrow services free of charge.

Below is a quick overview of the final steps that will need to be taken:

For the seller:

There are two things that must happen once your domain name has sold before the transaction will be completed. First, your domain name must be transferred to Above if it is with a different registrar.

  1. Log into your Above account, and begin the process from the Marketplace.
  2. Select the “Sell Domains” tab near the top of the page. Then click the “My Auctions” tab further down the page.
  3. Make sure your domain is unlocked at its current registrar.
  4. The status column will provide an indication of what to do next (see image above). Typically, the first step is to enter the authorization code provided to you by your registrar.
  5. As soon as the domain completes transferring over to the Above registrar it will be pushed into your buyer’s account. At this point, the payment will immediately be released to your Above account balance after commission has been deducted.

If you see a message that says “Awaiting Payment,” we are still in the process of securing funds from the buyer.

For the buyer:

All you are responsible for is submitting payment. The purchased domain will then immediately be pushed into your Above Registrar account. If the domain is not on Above’s Registrar, the seller will be instructed to transfer the domain to Above. This can take up to 5 business days.

  1. Log in to your account and start the process from the Marketplace.
  2. Select the “My Bids” tab, and then click the “Make Payment” link in the “Action” column.
  3. Complete the payment.

Don’t forget: All domains that are transferred between registrars are subject to a 60-day lock period unless payment is received via wire transfer.

Additional questions? Our team of transfer specialists are standing by to help! Email contact@above.com or message the support team on live chat.