What does it mean to rent a domain on DomaHub?
Renting a domain means paying for the ability to temporarily use a subpage on a specific domain or the root domain itself. For example,
a user can rent the URL imsorryimdumb.com/lisa
for a fraction of the price the domain is being sold for. This allows users to benefit from a great domain
name at an economically feasible price point.
The ability to use a domain before purchasing it can have an impact on the likelihood of a sale. We believe
in the age old saying, "try it before you buy it."
Are sub-domains rentable on DomaHub?
Sub-domains such as blog.awesomedomain.com or great.partnerships.com cannot be rented through DomaHub at this time.
What kind of domains are considered "rentable?"
Not all domains fit into the renting business model.
Look at a domain name and ask yourself this--"can this domain name be used by multiple people in a given year?"
If the answer is yes, then it is a potential candidate for renting.
Example domains that MAY NOT be a good fit for rentals:
Brandable domain names that can be a company name (hotu.com, vovu.com, doto.com, etc.)
Domains without clear definition / meaning (ethmini.com, sousforce.com, emugg.com, etc.)
Example domains that CAN BE a good fit for rentals:
Holiday / event related (happybirthday.com, congratulations.com, marryme.com, etc.)
Slogans / hashtags / marketable phrases (greatestboxer.com, itsfinallyhere.com, thenextbigthing.com, etc.)
Common phrases / words (youredumb.com, imsorry.com, iloveyou.com, etc.)
Who owns the domain during the rental?
The domain never leaves the ownership of its original owner. The renter simply borrows use of the domain.
How does the rental work?
Through DNS and proxying, we can point the domain to whatever content the user wishes to display.
The user may choose to display content on the domain or to forward the domain to an existing URL.
What if I don't like what the user is doing with my domain?
All rentals can be subject to approval before going live to the public.
All domain rentals can be refunded by the domain owner. If you discover a specific rental
that you believe is malicious, spam, or illegal in any way, you reserve the right to cancel
the rental and refund the renter their money.
In addition, all domain rentals are screened using the official
Google Safe Browsing API. This way, we ensure that all content being
displayed on your website has been deemed safe to browse by Google.
How do I set up rentals on my listing?
Simply go into your My Listings page and enable the option for rentals on any listing.
What happens to my domain during the rental term?
Any rented domains cannot be purchased during the rental term. Potential buyers can still send you offers to purchase the domain during the rental term, but the domain cannot be sold until the existing rental term has expired.