The after-market refers to the secondary market where already registered but unused domains are traded.

All transactions at DAN.COM are protected by our own escrow service. Discover our marketplace here.

The so-called authorization code consists of a string of numbers and letters which is needed to initiate the transfer of ownership to the new owner of the domain name.

This code is used to authorize moving a domain from one registrar to another.

The service which helps to establish a connection to start the negotiation for a domain name. A broker stirs the negotiation process towards a successful transfer.

An option we provide on our For Sale pages. The Buy Now price is the asking price of the seller.

A Country Code Top Level Domain which usually refers to the extension which is specific to a country or a region. For example, .ca for Canada, or .de for Germany. Important to note is that a domain name registration for a ccTLD falls under national jurisdiction and regulation of that country.

A Domain Name System which allows for a server to be found through a domain name, rather than an IP address. That means when you want to access our website you can type in in your browser, instead of the IP address of our server (

Represent the secondary market. DAN.COM is a domain marketplace that connects buyers and sellers from all over the world and facilitates safe and secure transactions for all parties involved.

Is made up of a second-level domain (, and a top-level domain ( The domain name is part of a URL (Uniform Resource Locator) which describes an address on the internet.

Refers to a domain which is registered yet not used, or filled with content. The domain could be intended to be developed at a later point, or intended to be resold at a later point in time. We gave traditional parkin pages a facelift. Parking domains on the DAN.COM domain marketplace means that our unique For Sale pages are shown to potential buyers. These For Sale pages communicate the intent for sale of the domain name and directly facilitate an open conversation between buyers and sellers.

Refers to changing the registrar of a domain name. This transfer takes place either after the sale of a domain name, or through preference for the services of another registrar.

DAN.COM is the escrow party for all domains represented on our marketplace. With our escrow service, we guarantee 100% safe and secure transactions.

We keep your payment and the domain in custody as the third party and pay out the seller only when all specified conditions have been fulfilled.

Are DAN.COM’s unique parking pages which cater to the needs of buyers and sellers. Our For Sale pages give potential buyers the tools to start an open conversation with the seller of a domain name. These pages clearly communicate the seller’s intention for the sale of a domain name without any distracting ads or clutter.

Generic Top Level Domains, for example .com, .net, .org. These are the more known examples but new ones are created around the clock, for example .amsterdam.

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This non-profit organisation which takes care of the coordination for the maintenance and methodologies of several databases. This organisation makes sure that the internet functions properly.

Make an offer is a price option on our unique For Sale pages and the starting point of a transaction or negotiation.

Is like a traffic sign which points the visitor of a domain in the right direction without them noticing. A name server is only relevant for you if your registrar and your hosting company are not the same. In that case, the name servers help to connect the two. When you park your domain names with DAN.COM you change your nameservers to and This will show our unique For Sale pages when potential buyers type in your domain name.

A part of the domain name system which shows that there is another set of authoritative name servers which should be pointed towards.

Is the traditional term for what we call a For Sale page.

A premium domain name is a high valued domain that fits specific (commercial) requirements.

A registrar is a company/provider that offers domain registrations, management and renewals.

A registry is an operator or owner of a domain name extension. For example, GMO is the registry for .shop domain names.

Describes all elements involved in the sale and acquisition of an already registered domain. Actors in the secondary market include marketplaces and auction platforms (e.g. DAN.COM), domain owners, and potential buyers - domain investment professionals, and end-users such as online marketers and businesses, also knowns as the “aftermarket.”

Is what commonly is referred to as a domain name. In the name preceding the .com is the second level name.

The extension which follows the domain name, or also second level name. The “com” in is the TLD.

A domain transfer which is when the ownership of a domain name changes. This occurs after the sale of a domain name or when there is a change in registrars.

A protocol used to find information about a domain name or an IP address. It is here that you can find information on the domain registration, its expiration, nameservers, and contact information of the current owner.