Domain Authority Terms and Conditions
Rules for Domain Buyers
It is Domain Authority’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 Domain Authority marketplace or with the assistance of Domain Authority’s domain acquisition service.
The following activities are not permitted on Domain Authority:
All prices on DomainAuthority.org are in Canadian dollars, unless otherwise specified.
2. Refusing to follow-through with a successful purchase
a. 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.
b. Domain Authority requires buyers to pay for the domains that they have committed to purchase.
c. 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.
d. If multiple buyers have the same domain name in their cart, the first person to check out and complete their purchase gets the domain name. It is impractical to limit inventory of domain names, since bots may repeatedly add a domain name to cart to make a domain name unavailable to a real buyer.
e. If you are unsuccessful in your purchase, because someone else completed their purchase first, we will refund any later made payment. Only one buyer can get each domain name.
f. If you have a problem with a transaction, please submit a general complaint through the Contact Us form.
3. Retracting Bids
a. 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.
b. Sellers are similarly bound to commit to their offers for the same time period.
4. Purchasing domains protected by trademark rights
a. It is the Buyer’s responsibility to research whether or not their desired domain is subject to trademark or intellectual property protections for their particular use. If there are trademark registrations or pending trademark applications, obtain your own independent legal advice before making a purchase.
b. If you would like to research whether a particular domain is protected by US trademark rights, please click here to search the USPTO database.
c. If you would like to research whether a particular domain is protected by Canadian trademark rights, please click here to search the CIPO database.
d. If you would like to research whether a particular domain is protected by trademark rights in some other countries, please click here to search the international TM View database.
5. Payment schedule
a. Make an instant payment for a domain name with a credit card or PayPal at checkout for same day service.
b. If you make a purchase without immediate payment, such as promising to make an electronic bank transfer via Interac or Zelle, your purchase is in default if the bank transfer is not received within 72 hours.
c. Domain transfer is within 24 hours after receipt of a payment for a domain name with a credit card, PayPal, or electronic fund transfer.
d. If the bank doesn’t honor your payment method or if there is a chargeback, then you are in default.
e. Purchases of domain names in default will be relisted for sale after 72 hours.
f. Buyers are bound to the seller (domain name owner) for the full purchase price, less the proceeds of any resale of the domain name made within 90-days of the initial sale date. If the domain doesn’t sell within 90 days to a third party, then buyers owe sellers the full purchase price.
a. We make no express or implied warranties or representations with respect to the sale of any domain names sold on Domain Authority (including, without limitation, warranties of fitness, merchantability, noninfringement, or any implied warranties arising out of a course of performance, dealing, or trade usage).
b. In addition, we make no representation that the operation of the Domain Authority will be uninterrupted or error-free, and we will not be liable for the consequences of any interruptions or errors.
7. Independent Investigation
a. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ THIS AGREEMENT AND AGREE TO ALL ITS TERMS AND CONDITIONS.
b. YOU HAVE INDEPENDENTLY EVALUATED THE FITNESS OF ANY DOMAIN NAME FOR YOUR PARTICULAR USE.
8. Choice of Law
a. This Agreement will be governed by the laws of Ontario, Canada, without reference to rules governing the choice of laws.
b. All buyers agree to the jurisdiction of Ontario courts in the City of Toronto and to the jurisdiction where the seller is a resident.
9. Assignment of Rights
a. You may not assign this Agreement, by operation of law or otherwise, without our prior written consent.
b. Subject to that restriction, this Agreement will be binding on, inure to the benefit of, and be enforceable against the parties and their respective successors and assigns.
c. If the named entity in a purchase agreement does not exist or is otherwise not associated with the person making a transaction, then the buyer is the person making the transaction.
a. Our failure to enforce your strict performance of any provision of this Agreement will not constitute a waiver of our right to subsequently enforce such provision or any other provision of this Agreement.
b. The failure of Domain Authority to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms of Service shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.
c. The Terms of Service constitutes the entire agreement between you and Domain Authority and govern your use of the Service, superseding any prior agreements between you and Domain Authority (including, but not limited to, any prior versions of the Terms of Service).