Afternic has increased the maximum price for Fast Transfer domains to $50,000 from $25,000.
Afternic claims that domain names that are priced and opted in to Fast Transfer have 25% higher sales velocity.
What is Afternic Fast Transfer?
Fast Transfer domains change owners instantly after they’re sold. For example, a domain selling through an Afternic Reseller Partner (e.g., Network Solutions) automatically transfers from your registrar (e.g., GoDaddy) without you having to do a push or unlock and provide an authorization code. Many of the largest international partner resellers only accept Fast Transfer domains because the process is seamless for them and their customers.
- Domain must be registered with a participating registrar that is an Afternic fast transfer partner (see below)
- Domain can’t be expiring within 30 days (or already expired)
- Domain can’t have a transfer lock on it
- Domain TLD must be .com, .info, .net, .biz, or .org
- Domain must pass minimum required integrity checks on Afternic
- Domain must have a Buy Now price between $50 and $50,000
Anyone can list domain priced over $50K on Afternic Manual Transfer domains , i.e. domains not opted into the Fast Transfer network. The Manual Transfer Buy Now Priced domains will appear on many partner sites just as a Priced Buy Now Fast Transfer name, meaning the search results look the exact same. The difference happens after payment is made on the checkout.
Afternic fast transfer registrar partners:
Hesitant about fast transfer for premium domains, just to many things that can go wrong, just don’t trust yanking names out of accounts.
The other day I asked Afternic if Epik was their transfer registrar partner and got confirmation that it was.
Epik is on the Afternic manual transfer list. Not the fast transfer one.
Epik has fast-transfer enabled with Afternic, actually. It’s an opt-in process. So not all customers and not all domains are set up that way, but many are.
Epik is not on the fast transfer list on afternic.com. They have on the premium list. It is a bit confusing actually…
Not sure I follow. Here is Afternic’s list:
Epik is listed in the “Afternic Premium Network”. And it says that this implies fast transfer as a precondition:
“Domain names exposed through the Premium Network are required to be enabled for fast-transfer.”
Look at “Fast-transfer domains must be registered at one of these fast-transfer registrars.” Click on the link. You are not there. Not sure what they have done there.
Strange. Will ask Afternic.
Got an answer from Afternic, in case you’re curious. First of all, Epik belongs in both lists; and Afternic will be adding the Epik logo in the next update. But there is a reason why the 2 lists differ: Not all gaining registrars are losing registrars.
So, from a domainer’s perspective, anything they wish to sell must be registered at 1 of the fast-transfer registrars. That list is smaller. But from a buyer’s perspective, these domains are distributed more widely than that, including many registrars in the premium network that can be used to buy at but not to sell from.
Thanks for the info Joseph. I have now figured out how Afternic works.