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We provide a large selection of premium domain names for purchase and rent on our website. Once you have decided which model is right for you, simply sign-up for a free account and submit an offer that is above the minimum reserve price.
The domain name owners or their brokers do their best to respond to offers within two business days.
Mark accepts the following payment methods:
Escrow.com is a trusted third party that collects, holds and disburses funds according to buyer and seller instructions. Escrow.com is a licensed and government regulated escrow service.
No. Mark is not entitled to share performance information about domain names. However, in extraordinary circumstances, certain statistics may be shared at the discretion of the domain owner.
Mark is compensated by the domain name owners after the sale or rental agreement has been finalized.
Purchasing a domain name on Mark is safe and easy. Once an agreement is reached on the price, Mark will facilitate payment and transfer of ownership. We typically use Escrow.com for third party escrow services. The buyer is responsible for any transfer costs that may be required move the domain name to their registrar of choice in addition to all transaction fees at Escrow.com. To calculate Escrow fees click here.
Installment payments, over 6 or 12 months periods, may be available at the sole discretion of the domain owner. Inquire with the domain owner on the offer page.
As the owner, you are responsible for paying annual renewal fees charged by your registrar (usually between $10-$35 USD). Failure to pay annual fees on time could result in the loss of your domain name.
Whether you're building a business, starting a project or want to take your company to the next level, there are many benefits to renting a really great domain name.
Standard rental agreements are for 6 or 12 months with an option to renew at 10% year over year.
All rental agreements are set to auto-renew, for another one year term, 30 days before the term ends. Notifications of auto-renewal are sent to the renter 45 days and 35 days prior to term expiry date. The renter may cancel auto-renewal at anytime on the agreement's page, this action will cause the current agreement to end at the term date.
Yes. Rents increase annually by 10% on their renewal date.
A refundable* deposit, equal to two months' rent, must be paid as soon as you accept the agreement. The deposit is refunded, provided all the terms and conditions have been met, within 15 days of your term ending.
The first month's rent is due at the end of month 1.
The Domain Owner may offer to Renter, at its sole discretion, an option to purchase the Domain Name for a set Purchase Price (Buyout Option).
No, domain owner is entering into an exclusive rental agreement with you. Subject to terms of the Rental Agreement, and you’re in good standing, you have full exclusivity to the domain name.
You have control of the content on the domain name via the Domain Name Server (DNS). Domain owner will change the name servers upon your request and you may have as many sub domains (example: abc.mark.com) as you wish. The owner will maintain administrative control of the domain name and be responsible for its annual renewal costs.
Some types of content have been deemed inappropriate for use across our network. and there are restrictions. Examples of such content are listed in the rental agreement. If you have questions regarding whether or not your intended content is considered inappropriate, please get confirmation from the domain owner.
Premium, generic domain names are high-value domain names. They are often popular terms, easy to remember and attract natural type-in traffic.
Domain names that are considered to be premium have the most marketing potential. Due to their short and intuitive nature they can become authoritative brands in their vertical or niche. Some examples are: CreditCards.com, BlackFriday.com and Shopping.com.
The price of domain names varies greatly and is dependent on a number of factors such as brandability, character length, traffic and economic trends. Many domain names sell in the range of $5,000 to $50,000 but top-tier and category-defining domain names can command price tags of millions of dollars.
At Mark, we allow you to rent domain names, which means you can get access to these valuable assets at affordable monthly rates.
Domain name rental agreements are made between the domain name owner and the renter. Standard agreements last either 6 or 12 months.
The renter pays a two month, refundable deposit upfront which is returned 15 days after the agreement ends (subject to the Domain Name Sales and Rental Terms). The first month's rent is due one month after the deposit.
An agreement to rent Domain.com for $100/month for six months is executed on March 12th and renter pays the $200 deposit on March 13th.
Monthly dues are paid by the following dates:
The renter has rights to use the domain name until 11:59 pm (Pacific Time) on September 12th.
Mark practices quick and secure third party transaction procedures online through Escrow.com. Through this process, both the seller's domain name and the buyer's money are protected until the transaction is complete. The entire process typically takes between 5 to 10 business days with much of the time depending on the buyer's quick payment.
Domain name transfer from one registrar to another.