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Rules for Domain Sellers

Following our rules for sellers helps Foster Domain ensure secure and painless transactions for domain sales. Foster Domain’s rules for sellers apply to domains sold through the Foster Domain marketplace or with the assistance of Foster Domain’s domain brokerage services.

The following practices are not permitted by Foster Domain

Non-selling seller

If your offer to transfer the Domain is accepted, you must complete the transaction with a ready, willing, and able buyer. Accepting an offer constitutes a legally binding agreement and should be given serious consideration. Once an offer has been accepted the buyer has a legal right they can seek to have enforced in a court of law. Sellers who refuse to complete an accepted transaction risk having their Foster Domain accounts cancelled.

Listing offensive domains

As a domain marketplace, Foster Domain does not engage in selective censorship of which domains people wish to buy and trade. However, Foster Domain is also a responsible global citizen and we have created a set of guidelines to determine whether the offensive nature of specific terms will be allowed placement in our Domain Database. Foster Domain reserves the right not to list domains that violate our Offensive Domain Policy.

Listing trademark protected domains

When you list a domain for sale in Foster Domain’s domain database you are representing that you are the legal owner of the domain and that the domain is free of any legal proceedings challenging your right to use the domain. This includes domains which infringe upon the rights of international trademark owners. Before listing a domain for sale in the domain database, it is your responsibility to perform the necessary research to ensure that your domain does not infringe the intellectual property rights of a third party. Often, sellers only become aware of potential trademark issues after listing their domains for sale in the domain database. When this occurs, sellers must remove such domains until legal clarification has been made. Foster Domain reserves the right to remove domains from our domain database which, in Foster Domain’s sole discretion, may infringe or violate the proprietary rights of any third party.

Failure to keep Account up-to-date

Foster Domain’s domain database works best when users keep their information up-to-date. When listing a domain for sale, sellers agree to keep any data which they have added to the domain database up-to-date. If a domain has been sold, the seller must remove it from the database. Furthermore, sellers must remove domains from the domain database immediately if a warning has been issued, or as soon as any knowledge has been received that the rights of a third party or existing laws could be violated by the listing. This shall apply until legal clarification of the situation has been made.

Reporting a Violation of Foster Domain’s Rules for Sellers

If a domain seller has failed to follow any of the rules above, has refused to complete a sale and payment has not been sent or payment has been refunded you may report the seller to Foster Domain by submitting an email through our contact page. While it is your right to seek judicial enforcement of your sales agreement, Foster Domain may choose to issue a formal warning, a temporary suspension of the seller’s account, or canceling their account. When filing a complaint against a seller it is important to include any documentation of the seller’s refusal to complete the sale with the full message text and complete email headers. Our Privacy Policy prevents Foster Domain from discussing the result of an investigation.

Rules for Domain Buyers

Purchasing domains protected by trademark rights

It is the Buyer’s responsibility to research whether or not their desired domain is subject to trademark or intellectual property protections. Foster Domain 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.

To report a violation of Foster Domain ‘s rules for buyers

  1. Submit an email via Foster Domain ‘s contact page.
  2. Include any appropriate information, including any relevant emails and background.