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Will I be charged twice?

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  1. Gary Domainer United Kingdom

    Gary Domainer Member

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    Hi,

    I'm very new to domaining and was hoping someone can offer me some advice.

    I'm thinking of selling a domain name (both the .co.uk / .uk) as a pair.

    They are registered with names.co.uk

    I understand that I'll be charged £12 as a Nominet ownership transfer fee but will Names also charge me an extra 2x (for the .co.uk / .uk) for transferring the domain?

    Many thanks in advance!
     
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    DesD Active Member Acorn Supporter

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    It’s traditional for the buyer to pick up the Nominet charges.
     
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  4. Gary Domainer United Kingdom

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    Many thanks for your reply.

    Ah! Right - I wasn't sure.

    What I was wondering though is whether 'names' will also charge me - just to transfer the domain name away from them?
     
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    Murray Well-Known Member

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    names.co.uk aren't involved (or, they don't have to be)

    You login to your Nominet account to transfer

    The £12 fee goes to Nominet

    If you transfer two domains at once in the same transfer it's only £12 for both
     
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  6. Gary Domainer United Kingdom

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    Thanks - that's great news - I was fearing they were going to take a big chunk out of any sale proceeds!
     
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    Ben Thomas Well-Known Member Full Member

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    It's a common misconception and a grey area registrars like to leave out of their terms or hide away somewhere. Much like Fasthosts, who think they can place 60 day transfer holds on UK domains lol. If a domain is registered in your details (most importantly your email address, or one you have access to) you can go through Nominet and transfer it that way completely avoiding any "middleman" stuff like 60 day holds on transfers - that stuff is ridiculous. Just make sure to sign up to Nominet with the email address you used for the registrant contact card at names.co.uk
     
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  8. Gary Domainer United Kingdom

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    Cheers for the info. Ben.

    All good stuff to know!
    :)
     
  9. Ben Thomas

    Ben Thomas Well-Known Member Full Member

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    It's quite alright! And welcome to domaining :)
     
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  10. Gary Domainer United Kingdom

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    Thanks!
    :)
     
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