- Interfering with another user's offer
- Refusing to follow-through with a successful bid
- Soliciting sales outside of Devsa
- Retracting bids
- Purchasing domains protected by trademark rights
- To report a violation of Devsa's rules for buyers
Effective Date: 27th May 2010 Posting Date: 28th May 2010
It is Devsa's goal to provide buyers and sellers with a marketplace with secure and painless transactions for domain purchases. This goal can be achieved best when buyers and sellers follow our standard rules which apply to domains purchased or sold through the Devsa marketplace or with the assistance of Devsa's domain acquisition service.
The following activities are not permitted on Devsa:
Devsa users are not allowed to interfere with another user's attempt to either purchase or sell domain names. Users are not permitted to email buyers in an open or completed transaction to warn them away from a seller or item. If you have a problem with a transaction, please submit a general complaint using the Devsa Support Center or go to the domain name listing page and click on the "report" icon, found at the top right-hand side above the sidebar.
Buyers automatically enter into a legally binding contract to purchase a domain from the seller if their bid is accepted by the seller or if they accept a seller's offer to sell. Give careful consideration when making or accepting offers. Devsa's user agreement requires buyers to pay for the domain name(s) that they have committed to purchase. Buyers who refuse to follow through with domain offers that have been accepted by the seller are potentially liable to the Seller for breach of the sales contract to which both are parties.
Devsa prohibits email or private message offers to buy or sell listed or brokered domains outside of the Devsa marketplace. Offers of this nature are meant to avoid Devsa's fee structure and are a potential fraud risk for both buyers and sellers.
This includes, but is not limited to:
- Using information obtained through Devsa to offer to buy or sell a listed or brokered domain outside of the Devsa Marketplace.
- Cancelling a domain listing or brokerage agreement to sell to a buyer who became aware of the domain due to the efforts or listings of Devsa.
- Ending a domain listing early to sell it at a higher price to the winning bidder by avoiding having to pay the Devsa commission.
Domain purchases outside of Devsa do not receive the benefit of Devsa's Domain Sales Agreement or Devsa's escrow or domain transfer services that ensure safe and secure transfers of the domain and purchase price.
If you make an offer or counter-offer, it is binding for seven (7) days from the time you make the offer. During this time, you cannot cancel the negotiations or change your offering price. Sellers are similarly bound to commit to their offers for the same time period.
It is the Buyer's responsibility to research whether or not their desired domain is subject to trademark or intellectual property protections. Devsa prohibits the purchase or sale of domains comprised of trademark protected terms. If you would like to research whether a particular domain is protected by trademark rights, please click here.
- Submit a ticket via Devsa's Support Center which can be located here or email us:
- Include any appropriate information, including any relevant emails and background.