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Is the Domain Broker Legit? What about The Certificate Request?

Discussion in 'General Domain Discussion' started by Crunch, Oct 31, 2017.

  1. Crunch

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    Has anyone seen through one of these requests? I seem to get a few each year like this;
    From: Domain Broker <contact@zenlogicjp.info>
    "Our commission is only 5%. It's divided between buyer and seller 50/50 after you get the money.
    The buyer offers $xx xxx USD dollars. If it's not enough please let me know and we will negotiate.
    He will pay you money via Authorize Net (First German) Escrow. They support buyers from Asia and it's important for my buyer. This escrow service supports many payment methods and you will be able to receive the money easily.
    Do you have a certificate for your domain? Without it his legal department won't approve the purchase. It's also required by the buyer's bank.
    The certificate must include the following things to be accepted by my buyer and his bank:
    The certificate must include the following things to be accepted by my buyer and his bank:
    - Copy of the certificate in Japanese (required by the buyer's bank).
    - Ownership verification (the certification agency must confirm you are a legal owner).
    - Trademark infringement verification (the buyer does not want to lose the domain after purchase because it has problems with trademarks).
    - The domain must not be pledged or sold to third parties (verification of restrictions).
    - The certificate must be up to date (issued during last 30 days)
    - The certification agency must be authorized by my buyer and his bank.
    You can read about certification agency that's accepted by his bank and supports a copy in Japanese at Google Answers: http://tinyurl.com/y9xdb3du (I've made short form of the long Google Answers link. “Domain Broker” is my nickname).
    No risk for you: they provide full money back guarantee if you don't sell your domain within 15 days.
    The process is very easy (you can do everything online in several minutes):
    1. Go to the certificate agency site accepted by my client and order the certificate. The service recommended at Google Answers is accepted by the buyer's bank (they support Japanese and English languages). It guarantees us a smooth and fast transaction.
    2. If they approve your request please make the payment. The certificate will be sent to your email within several hours. Send the certificate to me and we will start the sale process the same day.
    If you are new to the certification process or unsure which certification agency to use, I can help you with the step by step instructions how to order a proper certificate online.

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  2. Crunch

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  3. eBranding.com.au

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    auDA Member:
    Yes
    It's a scam. It's similar to the 'appraisal' ones that get sent out, e.g.: "we have a buyer that will pay you lots of money for your domain ...we just need you to pay for this valuation service first, as our buyer needs a verified appraisal to proceed ...blah blah".

    If you pay for an appraisal (or in this case 'certificate'), then you'll lose that money and never hear from them again.
     
  4. Crunch

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    right thanks for the heads up, legitimate deals have never started like this.
     
  5. findtim

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    Yes
    true buyers use less words LOL like , " my offer is $20 "

    tim
     
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  6. DnEbook

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    I think they are trying the old "baffle em with bullshit" method