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  1. admin Spain

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    I am in the middle of buying a .co.uk domain name using an Escrow service, and the seller has just informed me that they wont change the IPS TAG as easyspace.com want £49 to do so. Instead they want me to create an account at Easyspace (so I then have to pay the £49 to release it to my TAG).

    How do I stand on this? Surely if you buy a name the onus is on the seller to give you ownership and control of the name.

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  3. rob

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    Yes - the registrant can also contact Nominet direct to change the TAG and it costs about £20 I think.

    I would say that full control and ownership ought to be handed over on a purchase.

    It could be good to find middle ground, either split the £50 or request they do it manually...

    It does depend on the value of the domain, as £35 transfer, £50 release etc could kill most lower sales as its just not worth the hassle.

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  4. admin Spain

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    Easyspace Transfer issues

    Thanks Rob, I had thought of going the Nominet direct route as a last resort.

    I have asked the Escrow manager for advice on their policy. This is something to watch out for though as it's a "hidden cost" you might not think of during negotiations.

    I am so peeved by this I am going to set up a site listing how to TRANSFER AWAY from these companies. It took me 10 minutes to find anything on the Easyspace site about how to move away from them, I guess they all want to make it difficult to move away from using their service. Their answer is to change Name Servers (as they then keep the renewal business).

    I know this came up recently on moving away from uk2.net too so I think a site with easy links to AWAY pages with these companies could save us all some time.

    If anyone has some other host companies with similar transfer issues, please send me the details.

    TransferDomains.co.uk - coming soon :mad: :mad:


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    Slightly o/t, but which Escrow service are you using and could you provide some feedback on them once the transaction is completed? Ta.
     
  6. admin Spain

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    Once this is done (next week I hope) I will write an article on the whole experience.
     
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    OUT with:
    active24.co.uk
    vi.net
    simply.com
    easyspace.com
    ukdomains
    cheapdomainnames.co.uk

    IN with:
    enom
    123reg
    1&1
    GoDaddy
     
  8. olebean

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    Admin: Point of law, if that issue was not raised or suggestion that you bear all costs, and the money has been, they would have to swallow the cost.

    Where you push that issue would depend on cost analysis, if not, sue them for breach of promise and contract.
     
  9. admin Spain

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    Thanks olebean, I'll use your wording and see if they cough up.
     
  10. texidriver

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    GoDaddy does not tell you how to change registrar, only how to push to new GD account.
     
  11. olebean

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    :confused: Someone remind me never to add contents to the forum after i've had a few :???:
     
  12. admin Spain

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    Update

    Message from Escrow Manager:

    I have asked for a copy of thier terms and conditions of purchase.
     
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