Domain Transfer and Escrow Service

Secure and trusted domain transfer service at Sedo

Transfer Domains at Sedo

Sedo's domain transfer service offers buyers and sellers a secure and trusted intermediary for transferring the purchase price and domain name to complete a sale.

Receive a Domain Sales Contract
Step 1: Receive a Domain Sales Contract

Both parties receive a sales contract template which is professionally drawn up to suit the needs of standard domain or website sales.

Payment to Escrow Account
Step 2: Payment to Escrow Account

The buyer places the funds in Sedo's Escrow account via wire transfer, Paypal, or credit card (Paypal and credit card may not be available for payments exceeding a certain amount).

Technical Domain Transfer
Step 3: Technical Domain Transfer

Sedo works with both parties and their registrars to quickly and securely transfer the domain. Through our large network of registrars we can ensure the most efficient domain transfer possible. Sedo's domain transfer and escrow service applies to the domain name and purchase price only. The transfer of any related website content or additionally negotiated items must be arranged between the parties directly.

Payment to Seller
Step 4: Payment to Seller

Once Sedo confirms that the buyer has control of the domain name, we remit the funds to the domain seller and the transaction is finished.

The benefits of Sedo's Transfer Service:

  • Free of charge for all domains purchased through Sedo.
  • A secure and trusted intermediary for transferring the purchase price to ensure your payment is safe.
  • Personal assistance to reduce the risk that your domain will be lost through fraud or technical error.
  • External transactions escrow service for sales conducted outside of Sedo for a fee of only 3% of the sales price (see minimum commissions).

See our price list for detailed information and our minimum commissions.

External Domain Transfer and Escrow Service

If you are a domain buyer or seller, you can secure your domain transfers using Sedo's Domain Transfer and Escrow service even if the transaction was not conducted through Sedo. To get started with the external domain escrow service, email our transfer specialists and provide the following information:

  • Domain name
  • Agreed Price (USD/EUR/GBP)*
  • Seller's full name and Email
  • Buyer's full name and Email 
  • Seller's Sedo Login Name
  • Buyer's Sedo login name
  • Notice if domain transfer should be kept private
  • Which party has agreed to pay the Sedo commission fee
    (3% of the sales price - see minimum commissions) 

Please be advised that if you reach an agreement outside of the Sedo marketplace but you want to use the Sedo escrow service to conduct the transfer, and the domain is listed for sale on the Sedo website, the commission fee is still 15% (see minimum commissions).

To get started with the external domain transfer and escrow service or to submit a question please contact our domain transfer team.


*Additional fees may exist through your registrar or bank. There is an additional 3% express processing fee added for payments over $500 made using Alipay and PayPal.