If you are dealing with Chinese domain buyers you are going to have to help them a bit after the sale. A lot of Chinese domain investors do not want a push at Go Daddy or other registrars, they want to transfer to Ename. So I did a transaction that went smoothly, actually four transactions with Chinese buyers. Payment made, I sent them the authcodes, etc…
So then I start getting emails from Ename part in Chinese and part in English. I guess to help fight domain theft they need proof if the registrant details are not the same at the losing registrar.
Hello, customer number edited：
Thank you for using our domain transfer service!
To protect the safety of domain environment, recently we are reviewing domain transfer to eName.
As per checking, the losing registrant at the time of transfer does not match the gaining registrant . So we are here to notify you to provide relevant documents to firstname.lastname@example.org for us to verify the transfer using the registrant email address in the whois data at the time of transfer.
You can verify via any of the below methods:
1: Please provide the ID card or passport copy of the losing registrant prior to transfer;
2: Please ask the losing registrar to send us an email stating that the transfer of domain zhnh.net is willing and authorized by the domain registrant;
3: If the domain name is transacted via a third party platform, then please provide detailed transaction records .( Such as screen shot information: it needs to include transaction platform URL, transaction time, domain, two transaction parties’ names, email addresses and other information, transaction price and other information which is irrelevant to the verification, you can block it out. )
Please note that there is no guarantee a verification pass for method 3. It depends on the completeness and validity of the information you provide. We suggest you take method 1 or 2 to submit verification.
During the period, the domain is not allowed to release transaction , but it won’t affect the normal use and management over the domain, please understand.
Thank you for your attention and support for eName!
Other domainers have contacted me thinking they were getting scammed with the request for ID. I explained it is not a scam just an extra step that may not be worth the hassle.
I try to help people have a smooth transaction, but I do understand why some say they will only push at the registrar and then leave them to do their transfer on their own. Of course this starts a 60 day lock at Go Daddy and Chinese investors want the name on Ename right away so they can buy and sell immediately.
I did contact Ename that I was the seller and I was paid the transfer is legit but I got a returned email in one case, I emailed again and hope the buyer is now set.
I had noticed domain wanted threads on Namepros where a Chinese member stated, “I will need your help on the transfer.” So be aware if you are doing deals you may have some work to do after the transaction.