- The Buyer and Seller agree to terms - After registering at Escrow.com, both parties agree to terms of the transaction, which includes the domain name(s) and sale price.
- The Buyer pays Escrow.com - The Buyer submits a payment, selecting wire transfer or in some cases PayPal, credit card (American Express, MasterCard and Visa) or check/money order. Escrow.com verifies good funds and updates the website to prompt the seller to transfer the domain. Payment options and Process times vary.
- The Seller indicates the domain name transfer process has started - After payment is secure, the seller is prompted to work with the buyer and the registrar to transfer the domain ownership to the buyer. Each domain registrar has a different procedure to transfer domain ownership.
- Domain registration transferred by the registrar - The inspection period is started once the Buyer indicates control or Escrow.com confirms the WHOIS information reflects the Buyer's customer profile. The Buyer confirms full control through the registrar and accepts the domain on the Escrow.com site.
- The Seller is paid by Escrow.com - When Escrow.com can verify the domain has been transferred to the Buyer and the inspection period has ended, the Seller is paid. The transaction is complete.
How domain escrow works
Domain & Website Escrow in 5 secure steps