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Poll: Who Should Pay Transfer Fees?

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Who Should Pay Transfer Fees When A Sale Listing Doesn't Specify

  1. The buyer is expected to pay the fee.

    53 vote(s)
    88.3%
  2. The seller is expected to pay the fee.

    2 vote(s)
    3.3%
  3. I would always get clarification before buying.

    3 vote(s)
    5.0%
  4. Other (eg: depends on value)

    2 vote(s)
    3.3%
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  1. suzi United Kingdom

    suzi Active Member

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    Following on from another thread on this site:

    If a domain name is for sale on Acorn and the seller has not explicitly specified who is to pay the Nominet transfer fee, what would you do or assume?

    1 The buyer is expected to pay the fee.
    2 The seller is expected to pay the fee.
    3 I would always ask for clarification before buying.
    4 Other (eg: depends on value)

    Play the game and have a vote!
     
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  3. Lucky Luke United Kingdom

    Lucky Luke Active Member

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    Where is the Poll? Radio Button thingy?

    Otherwise #1 by default
     
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  4. Systreg

    Systreg Well-Known Member

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    As far as I'm concerned, the buyer always pays the transfer fee unless the seller has specifically said that they are paying it. I always state that "buyer pays Nominet fee" in my sales topics, that's more for the benefit of newer members.
     
  5. suzi United Kingdom

    suzi Active Member

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    Give me a second!!!

    You have to submit the post before you can make the poll!!! :p:p:p
     
  6. Lucky Luke United Kingdom

    Lucky Luke Active Member

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    LOL!!! I'm so keen to vote!
     
  7. tifosi United Kingdom

    tifosi Well-Known Member

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    I always take it that:

    If I'm selling a domain the buyer pays the fee.
    If I'm buying a domain then I pay.
    If it's a batch of domains they're processed as one transfer.
    If it's a trade then both sides pay for their bits.
    If it uses escrow then the buyer pays the escrow fee.

    ... unless stated otherwise by agreement.

    S
     
  8. davedevelopment United Kingdom

    davedevelopment Well-Known Member

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    Although I'm slightly biased as I'm predominantly a seller, I always assume the buyer will be paying the transfer fee.
     
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    Takwa Well-Known Member

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    I think that when I am selling buyer pays, when I am buying seller pays, all in all Nominet should pay, you should add in one more line "No one should pay"
     
  10. Pred United Kingdom

    Pred Well-Known Member

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    always the buyer

    unless its 5 figs up. in which case i'll pay transfer fee, renew it and mow their lawn if necessary :D
     
  11. Edwin

    Edwin Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    The buyer, if it's sales here on Acorn (i.e. at a discount). I pay the fee if it's an end-user sale to somebody walking in "off the street" onto my sales site and buying at or near list price. Too much hassle to mess them around for 10 quid on top of a 4-fig transaction!
     
  12. suzi United Kingdom

    suzi Active Member

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    Interesting. 10 views. 9 replies. 17 votes!

    How does that work?
     
  13. Rob_F United Kingdom

    Rob_F Well-Known Member

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    The view count isn't in real time - it's updated every 15 minutes of so.


    - Rob
     
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  14. mat United Kingdom

    mat Well-Known Member

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    It is crazy that we still have to pay the same price for a transfer even though the process is now automated!!

    Transfer charge should be dropped to something more fair or scrapped!
     
  15. rob

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    It is 'constantly under review' apparently, so in theory ought to drop :)
     
  16. bensd United Kingdom

    bensd Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    Should help some smaller sales on the forum. Bit of a killer when you want to buy a few names under £50.
     
  17. retired_member12

    retired_member12 Retired Member

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    It is blatant profiteering for an automated process which in theory Nominet dont have a hand in anymore. The transfer mechanism via email is entirely done by the old & new registrants, how can £11.75, which is four times the annual registration cost, be anything other that creaming off the top?

    Paypals' business model was always based on email addresses, even in the early days, and that only costed pennies to run a transaction.
     
  18. Takwa United Kingdom

    Takwa Well-Known Member

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    Maybe we should have a partition, and a review on Nominet's account.
     
  19. dropcycle

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    My default assumptions are:

    1. buyer pays (unless otherwise stated/agreed).
    2. bulk transfers are from the same Nominet account.
    3. transfer fees are disproportionately higher than registration fees - couldn't resist :D

    If everybody votes for #1 shouldn't we have a forum rule that formalises this?
     
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  20. doodlebug United Kingdom

    doodlebug Well-Known Member

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    Nice logic Delboy :lol:

    A** licker ;)

    You can vote without replying (simples)
     
  21. suzi United Kingdom

    suzi Active Member

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    I was actually talking about the 'views' being less than the 'votes'. You can't vote without viewing ;)

    But answered above by Rob_F, which I now realise I did know, but had completely forgotten..!
     
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