I would like to know the answer too. Anyone here know what is the answer to that question. I'll do some investigation and get back to you if I bump into an good answer. You should email the people at 123 reg as they probably can answer it..
Probably...MOBIs are only a flat 10% these days, so there should only have been a $28 fee.....
Got this from Sedo first time I've read it too.
Listing a HostGator on Sedo Free!.
10% of the sales price.
[ minimum $50 ].
10% of the sales price.
[ minimum $100 ].
10% of the sales price.
[ minimum $150 ].
No minimum fee if the HostGator is parked with Sedo; only the flat 10% rate applies..
Here's the link to the rest of it.
Cheers for the info, I have sent them an email, hopefully all gets sorted fast...
Sedo's been screwing this up routinely lately. Not sure if it's some strategy to make a few extra bucks or what not. Doesn't seem so hard to do correctly..
Wow, missed that one, I would have gladly paid that and more for it....
Same thing happened to me with pokerlinks.mobi, still waiting for the correction to take place in my account. Sedo admitted it was a mistake and said they would correct it. As of now, it still says in my contract sedo commission is $50 off a $80 dollar sale that was parked at sedo. No name transfer til this happens, I'll keep the HostGator and lose my account first...
Addressing the exposure issue. The HostGator would appear in the Auction Listing section on their front page for just under the last day of the auction. I think that's pretty good exposure. For the other six days it would appear if you click the "more" button...
Yeah but how much exposure does sedo.com actually get and what "type" of exposure? It is odvious to me that I should have sold the HostGator here on the forums or eBay. I have been waiting for a long time to list a HostGator with the sedo auction process but after this experience I feel that sedo is not all it is cracked up to be. The parking revenue is very small and the overall service is very average. I think it is time to explore other options. I also think that sedo is (for me anyway) was a lazy way to sell domains...
That's not the way it works, unfortunately. Compare the front page at any given point to what's actually finishing up in the full auction list, and you'll see that it's not a list of all finishing auctions..
In fact, and this has been a pet peeve of mine for a while, MOBI auctions (as well as several other extensions), no matter how big, never show up on the front page. So no, his auction would not have gotten that type of exposure at all...
Seems they only took 10% from me. I had one marked 200 and I ended up with 180$.
It was however a long process for me to sell the name. I had to do something that I had never done b4, then push it to sedo's account.. The sale took place, but it took 3 weeks for me...
If they charge more, they could afford to give better customer service and hence give better opportunities for your domain. I tend to think that you get what you pay for here and Sedo gives great value for your money considering that you don't have to pay anything up front...
If that is value for money I am in the wrong business, can someone please please get their act together and give these guys some "REAL" competition, if I had the funding I would definately get something happening but as it stands I am not in a financial position to do so...
Nice thanks for the link.
Any idea how much exposure this site gets?..
Kevin is working hard on that site and has a great custom script. Only been live for a couple months and already a pr3 or 4 with no advertising. I have all my domains listed there and one home page featured. It's free and I like it alot. Make sure you go to your tools in your account after you get your domains listed and put a link to them in your sig and elsewhere like the one in my sig...
I just sold a HostGator on Sedo and had the same issue come up but it looks like it's going to be resolved. Will let you know what happens..
I've been happy with Sedo, and up to now was only charged the 10% commission for domains parked with Sedo...
Same story - I got an offer today and the commission was listed as $50 instead of 10%. I emailed my rep, and he said they're working to fix a bug..
Sedo pays little per click on parked domains, but the difference between $50 commission and 10% commission is large for most of my portfolio, so I think twice before I park domains somewhere else. (One lower sales commission outweighs the additional parking $ I might earn elsewhere for many low-traffic domains.)..
I would check again with your account rep. re the 10% for .mobi if your HostGator was parked at Sedo. The last time I looked at the selling price list on Sedo, the $50 minimum didn't apply if your HostGator was parked at Sedo, only if parked elsewhere...
That's completely wrong. The $50 minimum for Mobi domains was dropped a long time ago. It even says so in their fee charts, as mis_chiff posted..
Copy and paste it into an e-mail back to that rep who doesn't even seem to know his own company's policies.....
Done! thanks for letting me know. I will post his response...
Thats BS, it even list .mobi right along with .com and the rest. If .mobi is parked it's 10% period, no minimum fee..
I received my email back also saying they made a mistake and will only charge me the 10% But I replied saying it still doesnt reflect that in my sold contract. Still has $50 to sedo. I refuse to transfer the HostGator if it doesnt get right in my contract first. They aint pulling no fast one on me..
Thanks for the tip rob! Lol I will be doing the same, it's nice having the control..
Heres the new email I just got..
Thank you for your prompt response. Due to an error in our system, this won’t be reflected in your invoice, but will certainly be applied to your payment. Rest assured, we will only be taking a 10% commission..
Should you have any additional questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me..
Hmmm........ would you transfer the domain? Still says $50 to sedo in my contract...
Email them back and say that the level of service is not good enough! Let em sweat it out untill it's fixed lol..
With all due respect, it's not a customer service issue as much as a technical issue, which the rep has promised will not be a factor. I also happen to know that HasRob is quite disappointed by the outcome of that particular auction and would be all too happy to see it not go through, so I sense that he's trying to rationalize not following through on letting the HostGator go, as he is obligated to..
How would you feel about being the bidder on the other side of this? I'm willing to bet that you'd feel pretty p.o.'d if the seller was trying to weasel his way out of the auction on a technicality...
I agree with you about the buyer on the other side of these auctions. Sure they should not be waiting for their HostGator name. But saying that Sedo's technical issues are not harming their "service" is (IMHO) wrong. You see Sedo are a 123 reg website their service is technical in every aspect. So if they are having script errors or glitches in the system they need to compensate for this by letting us the purchaser / user feel comfortable that everything is being rectified, and I for one am not feeling this yet..
Maybe I am a little para? BUT I have been ripped off before from other site's (godaddy to name one) which PROMISED to refund my money and NEVER did. So I am a little sceptical when a company says that they "will" refund the $ but you won't see it on your side...
First off dagersh, I am not trying to weasel my way out of anything. So dont even go there. I could care less about the HostGator and would rather have the transaction go through. The buyer hasn't even submitted payment for the name yet and it's working on 10 days. Point is, I'm due x amount of money and sedo should in fact straighten this out in my contract before any other action is taken period. I believe if I wanted to I could cancel this sale because of their technical issues and should not be at fault.
That all said, I'll take the reps word for it and when asked to transfer the name I will. Believe me, these forums will hear about it if I get stiffed!..
Ready for a laugh? I just got the email reply from Sedo....
"Thank you for your e-mail..
We have clarified this issue and would like to inform you that customers only have to pay a 10% commission, as long as the corresponding HostGator is parked with Sedo. However, this rule only applies to customers from the United States. Since this information was not stated clearly on our web site, you will only be charged the 10% (i.e. 28 USD) commission in this case..
Please note that this will not apply for future transfers..
Thank you very much for your understanding..
For further information please don't hesitate to contact us again."..