DOMAIN PRICES AND PAYMENT
the fine domain names for sale at TechBrand
are available for immediate acquisition with fixed "Buy Now"
prices. They are all listed, with prices, on our home
page. Supply is very limited each domain is unique, rare
and highly sought-after.
our short domains for sale have prices listed in $USD. If you
proceed via the buy now button to a domain's "sales page",
prices are available in both $USD and EURO. The advertised price of
all our domains is the full price you pay. (We pay the sales commission
to Sedo® our
sales, transfer and escrow agent. Sedo is an internationally recognised,
wholly independent and unconnected company whose public sales, transfer
and escrow services are used exclusively by this site. Sedo is consistently
recognised in the domain industry as the world's leading vendor.)
Your only other cost is annual registration which at most registrars
is around $10 plus any possible minor transaction or conversion
fees at your own bank.
procedure to buy domain names is safe and simple. Our sales are handled
exclusively by Sedo® whose reliable security and escrow systems
are internationally recognised and trusted. Major credit cards are
accepted and the sales pages present a range of payment options. Please
note that TechBrand is entirely independent of Sedo.
memorable domains on this site represent truly excellent value and
potential. Many people consider short, catchy, brandable and pronounceable
domains to be among the most valuable on the internet, and highly
likely to increase in value, and weekly sales charts such as those
at DNJournal appear to verify
OUR PRIOR OWNERSHIP
purchasing, you can verify the ownership of our domain names by checking
their "WHOIS". This is publicly available registration information
which you can check on websites such as DomainTools.
Simply type in the domains you wish to check and click the search
button. Then, you will find that all our names are registered to Dave
Tyrer and/or Click as a Flash, which is also the owner of this
website. You can even check the Click
as a Flash website where it states its ownership of TechBrand.com.
(This simple check proves that we own the domains listed on our home
you wish, you can even bypass this site and purchase directly from
the Sedo domain market:
Simply type the full name of the domain you want (for example: www.yourdomain.com)
directly into your web browser. This takes you to the domain's landing
page on Sedo where you can see purchasing info.
Click on the link that says "The domain yourname.com may be for
sale by it's owner. More details." This takes you to the
same sales page as described in step 2 on our home page. From here,
the instructions are the same. Easy!
site may only be updated every 24 hours or so. So there is a very
small chance that a domain still listed at TechBrand may have
been sold in the last few hours but not yet deleted on this site.
However, Sedo listings and sales are updated almost instantaneously.
(All our domains are multi-listed at Sedo to take advantage of their
efficient and secure sales and escrow process.)
don't worry. In the remote event that you try to purchase a domain
that was actually sold in the last few hours, your money is safeguarded
and your payment will not be accepted. The domain's info page will
say "The Domain yourname.com is registered." (instead of
"for sale"). If you try to proceed with a purchase (but
the domain is no longer for sale at Sedo) the payment process will
be disabled and the system will not accept your funds.
INTRO TO DOMAINS
haven't purchased a domain name before, it's really not too difficult.
There are two options acquisition from a portfolio reseller
like TechBrand (where finer names are typically available,
but at higher prices) or directly from a domain registrar (where a
domain purchase is typically around $10, but where very few good names
are now available).
second stage of the process is annual renewal, typically around $10
per year (for a ".com"). Once you acquire a domain, you must
renew it annually for as long as you wish to retain it. While you are
always hearing about people buying domain names, it would be more accurate
to call it "leasing domain names" because if you don't pay
your annual fee, the name automatically reverts to the general domain
if you find the domain you want directly at a registrar (via their
search fields) buy it and simply pay the renewal fee each year. The
original name "purchase" includes the first year of ownership
registration. And remembering to renew your domain name could be one
of the most important financial commitments you can ever make.
TIP: If you find an available domain you like at a registrar (ie if
you perform a search for it) buy it promptly. There are people who track
registry searches who buy good unpurchased names that seekers have hesitated
to acquire immediately. Beware!
other hand, if you acquire a domain on the aftermarket at a marketplace
like TechBrand, you will also need to open a registrar account
so that the domain can be transferred from our registrar to yours, so
that you in turn can hold it and renew it into the future.
good registrars provide full information about buying and renewing
domain names. All our domains are registered with either GoDaddy®
or Moniker®. We recommend both of these registrars. For the simplest
and fastest acquisition process, open an account with one of these
registrars so that TechBrand can quickly "push" your new
domain into your own account. (A "push" can only be made
if you have an account with the same registrar as the domain you are
NOTE: While you can acquire a domain in just minutes, the complete
transfer process may take around seven days to complete. (But if urgent,
you can start using the name in around 24 hours during the transfer
period by contacting TechBrand. This can be done for free by "pointing"
the domain in question at your website hosting address in advance).
There are two aspects to operating a website. First, you create a website
and upload it to a server, typically maintained by a web hosting company.
Second, you "point" your domain at that server. So there is
a kind of partnership between your domain registrar and your web host.
You control it all via two accounts, your registrar account and your
web host account.
servers require that a domain points to it's two required IP (Internet
Protocol) addresses for it to function. These are generally comprised
of names something like "NS1.HOSTNAMEPARKING.COM" and "NS2.HOSTNAMEPARKING.COM".
(NS means nameserver).
host company provides info on what two IP addresses they need
you to input inside your domain's registrar account. (It can take 12-24
hours for new IP addresses to take effect.)
registrar provides info on how to do this. With Godaddy, for
example, go to your Domain Manager page, select your domain name, then
on the button that says "Name servers". Then, you get a pair
of fields where you type in the two IP addresses as mentioned above.
(There are usually more than two fields, but only two are compulsory.)
NOTE: Most registrars give you the option of "locking" your
domain. Always keep it locked. You can simply temporarily unlock it
whenever you want to change something like it's name server pointing
etc. Locking your domain makes it almost impossible for someone to steal
or tamper with.
A TYPICAL WEBSITE SUMMARY
Register a domain and keep it in your password protected account at
a registrar. Only you need know this password. Your web design company
and/or web hosting company do not need to know your password and should
not know it. Remember to renew your domain(s) annually.
Find a web design company, teach yourself web design, or use one of
the web builder programs offered by registrars such as Godaddy. Web
design companies work in association with a host company (or are also
hosts themselves). They build you a website and place it on a password
protected server. They tell you the two required IP addresses your
domain requires. Both you and your design company can share knowledge
of your host company account password. Your hosting is dispensable.
But only you and you alone should know your domain password at your
Find a web hosting company. (Your web design company may do this for
you, or act in this capacity themselves). Your web design company
will typically upload your site to the agreed web host, and typically
manage and update the site on your behalf into the future. Obtain
from the hosting company the two IP addresses that are required by
the hosting server. TechBrand uses and recommends Hostgator
for all our hosting.
Input the IP addresses into the appropriate fields in your domain's
account at your domain name registrar as described above. (This way
you don't have to ever let your host or anyone else access your priceless
and confidential domain account).
12-24 hours or so, internet traffic is directed to your website
and you are launched onto the interweb.
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takes this opportunity to wish you good luck with your domain search.