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Domain and Website Escrow

Securely Buy & Sell Domains & Websites Online

Buy and sell domain names and websites with the protection of the Payment Exchange shield

Whether you're buying or selling domain names or websites online, Payment Exchange will protect you against fraud, deception, and irresponsibility.

As a the largest online licensed and audited escrow operator, we safely hold the Buyer's payment in a trust account until the entire transaction is complete. That way, Buyers can be confident the domain will be registered in their name and Sellers can be sure they'll be paid.


The benefits of Domain and Website Escrow

Since the Buyer pays Payment Exchange and not the Seller, Payment Exchange can withhold payment until we're satisfied the domain name has been transferred by the Seller. One of the ways Payment Exchange does this is by checking the WHOIS database of the appropriate Registrar to make certain it properly reflects the new Buyer's name as the domain name Registrant. Once this has been verified, Payment Exchange releases payment to the Seller.

Payment Exchange also provides a Domain Concierge Service to ensure the domain name escrow is smooth.


Buyer benefits

  • Peace of mind, security, and convenience
  • Assured domain name transfer prior to paying Seller
  • Ability to confirm domain ownership directly with the registrar before the Seller is paid
  • Ability to pay by wire transfer and in some cases PayPal, check, money order, or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express) Restrictions Apply
  • Ability to send credit card information to a financial institution, not a stranger
  • Easy access to live customer support by phone or email

Seller benefits

  • Peace of mind, security, and convenience
  • Payment verification prior to Domain name transfer
  • Secure payment once transfer specifications are met
  • Protection against credit card fraud, insufficient funds or credit card chargebacks
  • Ability to accept credit cards and PayPal if otherwise not able to. Restrictions Apply
  • Escrow fees that may be lower than merchant credit card processing fees
  • Easy access to live customer support by phone or email

Low Fees

Domain Value Escrow Fee Concierge Fee
$0-$5,000 3.25% ($10.00 minimum) 6.5% ($100.00 minimum)
$5,000.01-$25,000 $162.50 + 0.26% of amount over $5,000 $325 + 0.52% of amount over $5000
over $25,000 0.89% 1.78%

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