Domain Buying/Selling FAQ

Question: How do I buy a domain name from Swank Tank?

Answer: If you find a domain that we own or if you want us to find you a premium domain to fit your needs, please complete our contact form.

Question: Can Swank Tank register my domain name?

Answer: No, Swank Tank is not a domain registrar. You can register your new domain with companies like Godaddy.com, Sedo.com, Network Solutions.com or any other icann accredited registrar. A domain name can either be pushed to your account or it can be purchased and transferred. Swank Tank provides the authorization code for the transfer to take place.

Question: Once I’ve made an offer, what happens?

Answer: One of our professionals will contact you within 1-2 business days. At that point, once price negotiations are complete, transfer instructions will be addressed.

Question: How do I pay for my new domain?

Answer: Swank Tank representatives can process your payment in several ways:

  1. You can pay Swank Tank by check. Domain transfers will not take place until funds are received.
  2. You can pay by direct wire. Once funds are in our account, transfer can proceed.
  3. Payment can be made through reliable Internet payment transfer companies such as PayPal.com, Escrow.com, Enom.com or any other mutually agreed upon transfer service. Since these services charge a percentage of the transaction, additional fees may apply but will be negotiated prior to sales completion. These services accept major credit cards. Current fees charged by transfer services range from 4% to 8% of the total transaction cost.

Question: What is the transfer process and how long does it take?

Answer: The transfer process is an easy process, but it can time some. (typically no more than 30 days) Here is an outline of the process:

  1. Negotiate and agree on a price or conclude our bid process as the winner.
  2. Complete, sign and submit our agreement to purchase your new domain. The agreement confirms your desire to purchase a domain and will remove it from the open market.
  3. You will receive wire instructions or you will be referred to a payment site such as PayPal or Escrow.com These sites have user protection that ensures that the purchase is completed to your satisfaction. Once the payment has been made and confirmed at a service, you will be given a transfer code from our registrar to proceed with the transfer.
  4. Swank Tank uses and houses all of its domains at Godaddy.com, so transfer within Godaddy.com is the quickest and easiest way to get your domain. Just open an account or use an existing account. Once Swank Tank, receives funds with your account number and its associated e-mail address, we can change the account ownership through a change of accounts process.
  5. Another choice would be to use another domain registrar account of your own or use an existing account to receive your new domain into that account. Perform a domain transfer request at your registrar. The domain transfer code, which we provide, is used to confirm your purchase/transfer into your account.

Question: Is my contact information kept private?

Answer: Yes, Swank Tank and its employees use your personal information for the purpose of completing our transaction. Your personal information will not be sold or used for any other purpose other than our own in house data.

Question: How do I know if the domain I’ve purchased infringes on any company trademark rights?

Answer: Swank Tank representatives use the US government website usto.gov to try and determine if domains infringe on company trademarks. In many cases, it is arguable as to whether the use of a domain in a particular field is a trademark infringement. We avoid domains that infringe on trademarks. Ultimately, it is your responsibility to determine the legal use of a domain name that you purchase from Swank Tank or any other business/website. We recommend that you consult a trademark use attorney if you are unsure of a domain name legal use. Swank Tank and its owners assume no responsibility for the purchase and use of trademark infringing names.

Question: How do I get a list of domains available through Swank Tank?

Answer: Please complete a contact form and tell us what you are looking for. We’ll get you a list ASAP.