How to transfer a sold domain name


macrumors 68020
Original poster
Jul 31, 2006
Same country as Santa Claus
the domain is registered with networksolutions. He doesn't have a preference how he gets it. How do I proceed and what do I have to look out for? It's not a small amount.


macrumors 68000
Dec 7, 2007
Alexandria, VA, USA
Once payment is settled, since this is a large sum, if I were you I'd want to control the entire process. This works well considering the buyer doesn't care about the method used.

If you are the administrative contact for the domain (true 99%):

Go to the web page of the registrar handling the domain. Go to the manage domain section and initiate a transfer or change request. Fill in the name and information of the buyer. Typically an email is sent to them and they merely need to confirm or deny the transfer. Since you're initiating as admin contact, you're already confirming by default.

If you are not the administrative contact but can access the registrar site then an email will also be sent to the administrative contact for approval or denial when you start the process.

If you do not have access to the registrar web site, ask the admin contact to do step one - and if you're not sure who the admin contact is, go to to find out.



macrumors 6502
Jul 5, 2006
You have me curious now... Care to share the domain you are selling and what you mean by its not a small amount. Don't mean to offend, Its ok if you dont wish to share. Thanks


macrumors member
Sep 13, 2008
got me intrigued too.

I got my domain appraised by godaddy and it came up with a "not small amount" but i guess that would be to someone who needs that exact domain name... hhm...


macrumors member
Sep 13, 2008
It's not millions of dollars. :D Let's just say it's 4 figures. :p
Congrats! What is the domain name? I got a domain appraised, and it was in the 4 figures....(not that i am wanting to sell) but how would i go about selling? And the appraisal...(by godaddy) does it mean anything - realistically?