Buying a Domain Name

What you are buying

When you buy a domain name you are buying your address on the internet. Most of the domains listed on Name5 are sold on the basis of domain name only; there is no website attached.

A domain name definition as supplied by Wikipedia is:  A domain name is an identification string that defines a realm of administrative autonomy, authority or control within the Internet. Domain names are formed by the rules and procedures of the Domain Name System. More at Wikipedia

Domain Pricing

Domain names are priced according to a number of factors: Current market value, investment potential, site ranking, brandability, search volume and demand. Some domains command higher prices as they represent substantial market share of that keyword.

Buying More Than One Domain

Many of the domains on Name5 have similar names, plural and hyphenated versions available. Discounts are offered on the purchase of a ‘set’ of domain names.

Domain Purchase

Please contact us to secure the domain of your choice. Payment can be made by BACS or cheque. The cost of transferring the domain to you is included for any domain with a sale price of over £400-00. To ensure your security you can employ an ‘escrow’ service. This cost is not, however, included in the sale price.

Domain Transfer

Your purchased domain will be released by us within 24 hours of your payment being cleared. Most commonly, transfer is initiated within the hour. You will receive an email on the address you have supplied asking you to accept the transfer of the domain to you. From here you can make your choices of nameservers and hosts for your new domain. Most domain names can be transferred and be ready to host a website within a few hours, but please allow up to 24 hours for the web address to ‘propogate’ around the web.

What Do I Need to Supply?

You need to supply 3 things:

– Payment
– Valid email address
– Verifiable contact details – in the UK for .uk domain names


When dealing with domains of value we want you to know that your domain will be safely transferred to you quickly and without issues. We have over 10 years of domaining experience and can assure you of a seamless transaction.

Other Questions?

Please contact us with any other queries.

Domain Name Information

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Buying a Domain Name

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