Rules for Domain Sellers

Following our rules for sellers helps Sedo ensure secure and painless transactions for domain sales. Sedo's rules for sellers apply to domains sold through the Sedo marketplace or with the assistance of Sedo's domain brokerage services.

The following practices are not permitted by Sedo:

Non-selling seller

If your offer to transfer the Domain is accepted, you must complete the transaction with a ready, willing, and able buyer. Accepting an offer constitutes a legally binding agreement and should be given serious consideration. Once an offer has been accepted the buyer has a legal right they can seek to have enforced in a court of law. Sellers who refuse to complete an accepted transaction risk having their Sedo accounts cancelled.

Listing offensive domains

As a domain marketplace, Sedo does not engage in selective censorship of which domains people wish to buy and trade. However, Sedo is also a responsible global citizen and we have created a set of guidelines to determine whether the offensive nature of specific terms will be allowed placement in our Domain Database. Sedo reserves the right not to list domains that violate our Offensive Domain Policy.

Listing trademark protected domains

When you list a domain for sale in Sedo’s domain database you are representing that you are the legal owner of the domain and that the domain is free of any legal proceedings challenging your right to use the domain. This includes domains which infringe upon the rights of international trademark owners. Before listing a domain for sale in the domain database, it is your responsibility to perform the necessary research to ensure that your domain does not infringe the intellectual property rights of a third party. Often, sellers only become aware of potential trademark issues after listing their domains for sale in the domain database. When this occurs, sellers must remove such domains until legal clarification has been made. Sedo reserves the right to remove domains from our domain database which, in Sedo's sole discretion, may infringe or violate the proprietary rights of any third party.

Submitting Offers for Your Own Domains

Self-bidding undermines trust in the Sedo marketplace and is strictly prohibited. Self-bidding is the deliberate act of placing bids on your domains, the domains of your family or friends, or any offer otherwise submitted without the intent to follow-through should your bid be accepted, to artificially raise the price of a domain and is not allowed. To avoid the appearance of being involved in this activity, family members, friends, and individuals living together, working together, or sharing a computer should not bid on each others’ items.

Solicitation of an offsite sale

Sedo works hard to provide the Internet’s #1 domain marketplace. Soliciting domain sales outside of the Sedo marketplace for the purpose of circumventing fees that would otherwise be due to Sedo is strictly prohibited. This includes using user contact information obtained from Sedo or using any of Sedo's services or features to offer to sell any listed domains outside of the Sedo marketplace or sending unsolicited commercial email offers to bidders that have bid on your domains, or any domains listed on the Sedo marketplace.

Failure to keep Account up-to-date

Sedo’s domain database works best when users keep their information up-to-date. When listing a domain for sale, sellers agree to keep any data which they have added to the domain database up-to-date. If a domain has been sold, the seller must remove it from the database. Furthermore, sellers must remove domains from the domain database immediately if a warning has been issued, or as soon as any knowledge has been received that the rights of a third party or existing laws could be violated by the listing. This shall apply until legal clarification of the situation has been made.

Reporting a Violation of Sedo's Rules for Sellers

If a domain seller has failed to follow any of the rules above, has refused to complete a sale and payment has not been sent or payment has been refunded you may report the seller to Sedo by submitting an email through our contact page. While it is your right to seek judicial enforcement of your sales agreement, Sedo may choose to issue a formal warning, a temporary suspension of the seller’s account, or canceling their account. When filing a complaint against a seller it is important to include any documentation of the seller's refusal to complete the sale with the full message text and complete email headers. Our Privacy Policy prevents Sedo from discussing the result of an investigation.

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Offensive Domain Policy
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