I'm stumped. I'm not so sure what is the answer to that question. I'll do some poking around and get back to you if I discover an useful answer. You should email the people at Godaddy as they probably can help you..
No, he whois address shows he's in the States...
IMO, the guy would refuse the offer or even ask another mode of payment if he/she is not available with paypal....
Well you can stuff your whois with anythign you want so that does not mean you are actually living at that address. Did you try to reach him on a phone call?.
Well, PayPal does not stop you registering an account from anywhere in the world. I have had a similar situation back in 2002. Andrew from 00fun.com (casalemedia guy) asked me if I can accept paypal to pay me for the very first job of preloader/intro. I quickly went to the GoDaddy site got myself signedup and told him yes. He sent the money but PayPal suspended my account. I had to ask a US resident friend to take over that account, do the verification and send me the money..
Anyways, I am not saying that it is not a scam which there are many chances it could be. Just was thinking that it might be some genuine problem with the seller. PLease keep us updated abou tthe situation..
Over the chargebacks I had with paypal (which is like 4), 2 being intangible items (1 is domain, another is password), I have all my money refunded. So give this fellow some time, otherwise apply for chargeback. It might turn out better than you thought..
Thank you guys..
Update Sep 7.
He replied my email and said he's doing verification of bank account like getting routing number and verification of a token deposit. I found his whois address is at Rhode Island, I don't know if that would be the issue. Because I'm in the States and I don't have a problem to receive payment as soon as I register at paypal without verification and I can simply make payment to my verified account easily..
Anyway, I will update the info so everybody can learn something from this transaction. Even if this is just a fuss...
YEah, let's se ethen the informations.
Tha would be good..
Update Sep 8.
His new email, this man is so unreasonable, I think I am gonna file a claim tomorrow, I just don't want to lose the name. BTW, I have already paid and he still said this:..
Just after filed a claim, almost at the same time he refunded the money and refused to do further contact about that domain. I think that's the best for both of us...