Frequently Asked Questions

Buyer FAQ

Our domain names for sale are provided by third-party sellers. To ensure our catalog is up to date, only domain names using our landing pages can be listed for sale. 

We secure payment safely through Wire transfer, Stripe, or PayPal and alert the seller to initiate the transfer process. Only once you confirm you’ve received the domain name in your account do we release payment to the seller. 

The acquisition process can take as little as a few hours or up to five days, depending on the transfer method.

A domain name can either be pushed or transferred into your account. A push is when the domain name moves from the seller’s account to the buyer’s account at the same registrar, while a transfer is when the domain name changes registrars. Click here to learn more about domain transfers.

When a domain name is transferred from one registrar to another, then the buyer will need to pay their registrar a transfer fee. This fee includes an additional year of registration at just about every registrar. However, if the domain name is staying at the same registrar (e.g. GoDaddy to GoDaddy), then there is no additional cost. 

Buyers can pay using wire transfer, PayPal, or a credit card through our Stripe terminal. 

Beyond the list price of the domain name, other fees are optional to buyers. There is a 4% fee added to payments made using PayPal or credit card. 

Seller FAQ

Listing a domain name for sale with Lorelai is free for the seller. 

We retain 3.5% of the selling price when a domain is sold through our platform, with a minimum commission of $20. Click here to check out our commission & payout calculator.

Payouts can be made via PayPal or bank transfer through Stripe’s Connect platform.

Once the buyer has confirmed receipt of the domain name into their account, we will process the payout within two business days.

Yes. We require any domain name listed on the platform to use our landing page. This ensures our list of available domain names is up to date and that sellers are in possession of the domains they are selling.

Not yet, but we are working to provide Make Offer landing pages soon.

No, we are not an escrow provider. We act an a third-party domain name marketplace.