I have tried to compare the commissions of various escrow services for an amount from 50 USD to 10000 USD. I believe it is accurate, if not let me know.
I have compared fees structures for Escrow.com, Payoneer Escrow, Escrow.domains, DN.com, and the new kid in the block DomR.com
Escrow.com: Escrow.com was formerly managed by a very nice team headed by domainers’ favorite, Brandon Abbey. Freelancer acquired Escrow and Brandon exited. There was concern among domainers for the future of Escrow.com post the acquisition by Freelancer. There were several Namepros threads talking about issues with Escrow.com post management change. But personally I find they are very supportive via chat and Namepros PMs. They are still my favorite as well as many other domainers.
Jackson Elsegood is the CEO of Escrow.com
PayoneerEscrow.com: Payment giant Payoneer acquired Armour Payments and in a surprise move we saw Brandon Abbey, former Escrow-ite, heading it. I have not gotten a chance yet to use it’s Escrow services but the fees are the best among the block. With the lowest fees and with Brandon, I would like to term it as the domainer-friendly escrow service. I assume certain features are still in development phase. If anyone has got a chance to use this service, please let us know in the comments below.
Brandon Abbey, head of Payoneer Escrow
Escrow.domains: I have not used this service. The service is owned by IP lawyer Stevan Lieberman. The fee structure is similar to Escrow.com If anyone had a chance to use this service, please let us know in the comments below.
Stevan Lieberman is active in Namepros
DN.com: The biggie. Preferred escrow service for the Chinese buyers. Every Chinese domains investor should have an account with DN.com. Service is very good. Fees is lesser than Escrow.com
DOMR.COM: This is the new kid in the block but very promising. It is conceptualized by my Indian domainer friend, Chetan Varma. Other partners are in the USA, UK and the company is head quartered in the USA. DOMR.com promises not just escrow services but domain swapping, domain loans, and domain leasing. No wonder it offers everything related to domaining. I would like to call this service a complete domain escrow solutions company. I think Chetan worked on this for almost 2 years. The launch got delayed because of regulatory requirements. I had a chance of using this service many months ago, while it was in beta. So I was the first customer. I bought a domain from a Japanese seller. Everything went well. The fee structure of DOMR is second best upto 5000 USD, just behind Payoneer escrow. After 5000 USD, DN.com takes that position. I think Chetan is going to come up with an associated market place as well.
Chetan Varma at an event
Bitcoin Escrow by DN.Domains: Please read more at this link.
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