Domain Appraisal Service Terms and Conditions
Version: October 2023
These general terms and conditions of business for the Domain Appraisal Service may have been translated into German, French, Spanish or Chinese and, where available, are provided as a courtesy. The contract language is English. Any translation of these terms and conditions of use are therefore provided merely for information purposes. In the event of any ambiguities or divergences the English version is definitive. If you reside outside the United States or Canada, the party you are contracting with is Sedo GmbH and you are subject to the Sedo GmbH Domain Appraisal Service Terms and Conditions.
These Sedo Domain Appraisal Terms and Conditions (this “Agreement” or “T&C”) are entered into by and between Sedo.com, LLC (“Sedo”) and you, and are made effective as of the date of your electronic acceptance. These terms and conditions define the rules of your use of Sedo’s Domain Appraisal Service (“Domain Appraisal Service” or the “Service”). Your acceptance of this Agreement indicates that you have read, understand and agree to the terms of this Agreement, along with the Sedo General Terms and Conditions, which are hereby incorporated by reference. Any capitalized terms not defined within these Domain Appraisal Terms and Conditions shall have the meaning as described in the Sedo General Terms and Conditions.
2. Description of Domain Appraisal Service
You may order Sedo's Domain Appraisal Service, either online or in writing, whereby, upon accepting your order, Sedo agrees to provide you with a restricted-use appraisal for the Domain you have submitted. For each Internet domain name (“Domain”) submitted for appraisal, a trained Sedo domain appraisal specialist will evaluate the Domain and provide you with a written appraisal report consisting of an estimated fair market value for the Domain and an explanation of the factors impacting the potential market value of the Domain.
Domain appraisals provided by Sedo are for the sole use of the user and for the intended use of contemplating a potential sale or purchase or for personal planning. Use by third parties such as insurance companies, auction houses, courts of law or the IRS is strictly prohibited. Use by any third party will render this appraisal null and void. Appraisal reports do not include an evaluation of auction replacement value or marketable cash value. Domain Appraisal Services for other intended uses can be negotiated with Sedo under a separate written agreement.
Sedo reserves the right not to provide its Domain Appraisal Service for certain Domains if the nature and composition of the Domain would significantly affect the value or Sedo lacks sufficient competency, adequate market knowledge, or experience to evaluate said Domain.
2.1. Estimated Fair Market Value
Appraised fair market values obtained from the Domain Appraisal Service are based on information and comparables actually known and available to Sedo and represent a good faith estimate of the fair market value of a Domain that a knowledgeable, willing, and unpressured buyer may pay to a knowledgeable, willing, and unpressured seller in the market. Furthermore, you understand and accept that the estimated fair market values provided by Sedo may deviate significantly upwards or downwards over time based on market conditions and/or the Domain’s legal situation and may not reflect a buyer or seller’s actual final sale prices.
UNLESS AGREED BY SEDO SEPARATELY IN WRITING, APPRAISED FAIR MARKET VALUES OBTAINED FROM THE DOMAIN APPRAISAL SERVICE REFLECT THE POTENTIAL VALUE OF THE DOMAIN ONLY AND DO NOT INCLUDE AN EVALUATION OF THE POTENTIAL VALUE OF THE DOMAIN’S RELATED WEBSITE CONTENT, USER BASE, OR ANY BUSINESS CURRENTLY OR POTENTIALLY OPERATED UNDER THE DOMAIN.
Domain appraisal reports will be delivered electronically to the email address listed in your Sedo User Account within five (5) business days of your order being marked as paid. You hereby consent to Sedo using the information listed in your Sedo User Account to contact you after delivery of the appraisal report for the purpose of offering you Sedo’s assistance with the potential sale or acquisition of the Domain.
3. Fee & Related Costs
If you order the Domain Appraisal Service you are subject to Sedo’s fees at the time of order as listed on the Sedo Price List, which is located on the Sedo website and subject to change from time to time. Costs are per domain with the exception of bulk or portfolio appraisal orders.
4. Legal Advice
Sedo does not provide or offer legal advice. None of the information contained on the Sedo website, none of the information provided in the appraisal reports, nor any information provided by Sedo employees shall be considered, in any form, to be legal advice or an offer to provide legal advice.
5. Disclaimer of Warranties by Sedo
The appraisal reports provided pursuant to the Domain Appraisal Service are offered on an as-is basis. The information contained in any of Sedo’s domain appraisal reports is based on Sedo’s domain evaluation model developed through years of experience, comparable sales, and training. Sedo appraisal reports do not include an evaluation of the Domain’s legal situation, hypothetical conditions, potential claims against the Domain or the Domain registrant, nor the Domain’s prior, current, or future impact on the rights of any third party, including but not limited to, trademark owners. The analysis applied to the estimated fair market value may be limited due to incomplete or inaccurate descriptions provided by the client, the research resources and comparables available to Sedo, the amount and type of information researched, and other limiting conditions. An online appraisal is largely based on critical assumptions, any of which, if proven to be incorrect, could render the value conclusion inaccurate. You agree to assume the risk of such appraisals and shall hold Sedo free of any form of liability in providing the appraisal.
In addition to those disclaimers and limitations on warranties found in the Sedo User Agreement, you understand, acknowledge and agree that:
SEDO EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. SEDO FURTHER EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES THAT THE ESTIMATED FAIR MARKET VALUE OF AN APPRAISED DOMAIN WILL MATCH THE DOMAIN’S ACTUAL SALE PRICE AND DOES NOT REFLECT SPECIAL MARKET CONDITIONS, BUYER OR SELLER NEGOTIATING POWER, NOR LEGAL ISSUES OR UNCERTAINTIES SUCH AS WITH RESPECT TO ANY POTENTIAL CONFLICTS WITH INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, TRADEMARK OR NAMING RIGHTS OF THIRD PARTIES.
All contents of Sedo appraisal reports are the copyright of Sedo and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.