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    Exclamation bought a domain name through escrow. protections against scam?

    i just bought a domain name through escrow [] com. ($xxx, so its a lot of money for me).

    what are some ways to protect myself against scams? can the seller somehow take back the domain name after transferring (by like saying that i stole his domain name or something)?

    any tips would be helpful. thanks.

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    What are scams you are afraid of? (or expecting)

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    Programming Since 1978 silver trophybronze trophy felgall's Avatar
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    Surely the whole point in buying through a third party is that the third party acts as an independent witness to the transaction and would therefore be able to verify theat you made the purchase.
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    Stephen,

    By reputation, there ARE escrow companies which are a part of the scam. If you choose your own, that minimizes the likelihood that you'll pick a co-conspirator.

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    escrow.com is tested and reliable not only for transaction but for domain transfers also.

    Good luck.

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    By using a third party escrow service, you have someone who can verify that you paid for the site. Given that, it is unlikely that a seller could unilaterally convince a registrar to revert a completed transaction. Not impossible, but unlikely. That is why people use escrows.

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    Programming Since 1978 silver trophybronze trophy felgall's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by dklynn View Post
    Stephen,

    By reputation, there ARE escrow companies which are a part of the scam.
    I didn't say that there weren't - just that the purpose in using one is to have an independent third party.

    As you point out - the one potential problem area is if they turn out to not be independent.
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    You should have used either Escrow,com, DnsEscrow,com or Moniker escrow to safe guard yourself from scams.. Other then that I dont think there'll be any problem after transacting via escrow service!!

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    I think escrow is safe.
    Never use paypal for such deals, as you are with escrow i don't think it can create a big problem or some sort of SCAM for you
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