Use a Domain Contract for Domain Sales
For a variety of reasons, I think it’s important that domain buyers and sellers use contracts when moving forward with a domain sale. It’s probably more important for the buyer to have an agreement, but both buyers and seller should use one – even if the escrow service you choose to use has an agreement, as I don’t believe it covers anything related to the actual domain name.
Like many other domain investors I know, I sometimes am lazy about getting a domain agreement, especially on a lower value deal. When dealing with non-domain investors, submitting a contract for review can be a hurdle, as many people are leery of a contract, and some will want to have a legal review done by their attorney, which can take some additional time and add additional costs to one or both parties.
When dealing with domain names that might not be considered completely generic, I strong recommend using a domain contract to add an extra layer of protection. Any domain or contract attorney can probably provide one to you at little cost, which can be used as a template for all of your purchases and sales going forward.
Some things you may want included in the contract include:
Terms of Sale
No Legal Problems with Domain
Any Encumbrances on Domain
Non Disclosure Agreement
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