Acorn Auctions - UK Domain Name Auction Terms


Acorn Auctions lists domain names for sale by auction. Please read this user guide.

Auction Rules

Selling a Domain Name by Auction

We only list UK domains ending .co.uk, .org.uk and .me.uk

To list a domain name for sale, you must first register with Acorn Domains. It is free to register. CLICK HERE to register now.

Listing a domain for auction does NOT guarantee that it will be accepted - Auction submissions enter a moderation queue to check for listing conformity and domain quality. Our ideal is to have an active auction site with domains that are likely to invite offers so our moderation process looks for generic one or two word domains,
English dictionary words, 2 or 3 letter domains, or domains with high search keyword term results.

The types our domains we will not list for auction are adult, offensive or trade marked names.

Domain Seller Obligations

By listing a domain you are confirming you have the right to do so by being the registered owner or appointed representative.
You are entering into a contract directly with the highest bidder and are obliged to transfer your domain name name to them with
5 working days upon receipt of funds. (With the Nominet transfer process now being electronic, this can be done easily and instantly).

Once you have started a domain name auction, you may not sell the domain by other means until the auction has ended. If the highest bid does not meet your reserve, you are under no obligation to sell. Once an auction has started, Sellers may not
change the listing details so please check your listing carefully before you subnit it.

Bidding on a Domain Name Auction

You must be a registered user with Acorn Domains to bid on an Acorn Auction. It is free to register. CLICK HERE to register now.

By placing a bid on a domain name auction here, you are commiting to purhcase that domain for your bid amount and pay any associated domain ownership transfer charges to Nominet (currently 10 + VAT) and Escrow fees if applicable.
Details of the Nominet domain name transfer process and fees can be found HERE

If you are outbid, or your bid does not meet the Seller's reserve price, you are under no obligation to buy. In all other cases, you are entering a contract directly with the seller to buy the domain name and to deliver
payment within the time period specified. If you can't pay on time, do not bid! Your bids are final and non-retractable.


VAT on Acorn Auctions

All domain prices listed on Acorn Auctions DO NOT include VAT. There is a field in the auction listing page that states whether VAT is to be applied to the sale or not. Buyers should check this before bidding.

Domain Auction Payments

Auctions are listing in GBP.

Payment arrangements and security are the responsibility of both parties. Buyers should pay by BACS or PayPal and transaction fees may apply.

What to do after the Auction has closed?

Once contact has begun, the payment arrangements, domain transfer arrangements, and expected dates should be settled upon. You can use the Acorn Domains Forum Private Messaging (PM) system or usual emails for this.
We do not support buyers who do not pay for their won auctions or are unresponsive during this process. Failure to complete transactions will result in your account being banned.

Dispute Resolution

Auction Auctions expects all members to honour any commitments they have made. If a dispute situation does arise, we will contact both parties to try to mediate the situation to s successful conclusion but we do not accept any liability.

Termination of Your Account

Acorn Domains membership can be terminated for any breach of the rules and/or based on the sole decision of Admin for any reason and without further explanation. In a case of termination, member loses the ability to request refunds of
any unused fees and will have all account balance forfeited. The full Acorn Domains Rules can be found HERE.

Disclaimer

By submitting an auction to Acorn Auctions, you agree to the following terms:

Acorn Domains is not responsible for any ads placed on this site or any transaction that may take place as the result of any ads
placed on this site.

This site is a venue to allow anyone to offer, trade, sell, and buy domain names, at anytime, from anywhere, in a variety of pricing formats.

This site is not involved in the actual transaction between buyers and sellers.

This site does not transfer legal ownership of items from the seller to the buyer.

This site is not liable for any loss of money, goodwill, or reputation, or any special, indirect, or consequential damages arising out of your use of this site.

Your ad does not contain any inappropriate or otherwise harmful content, including but not limited to pornographic material or indecent materials.

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