Ok - do you know the cost of getting these domains back?
In relation to their terms and conditions, does it say anything about if you place an order and they confirm it, that in itself does not guarantee the domain?
Were these domains that were relisted after other people had non paid them or just standard TLD domains which had not been registered?
I think my query rests on this one point: in law can a seller reverse a sale after accepting payment? In my understanding this forms the contract and is irreversible. In my mind it would be wholly unreasonable for a seller to be able to retain the right to change their mind, after accepting payment, surely. Reasonably, this could create pandemonium in the markets if the law would allow this.
Yes. You need to check the terms though. If the terms say that once payment is made that is a contract (or is silent on the point) then you are ok.
If the terms say that even when payment is made, that is not a contract then you are stuck
You may remember when Amazon incorrectly priced a load of goods (I think it should have been £500 for a TV or something and they listed it for £50), in their terms they say an order is placed and a contract made ONCE it is dispatched.
That means they can cancel it at any time up until dispatch and they are not bound
So you need to check the terms very carefully.
If it does not have that sort of provision then as soon as payment is taken that is a contract.
If that is the case you can sue for loss and damage etc.
That's great Alex. I will study up. Many thanks.
Can I clarify anything else for you?
JUST wanted to say they state the
'Purchase' in relation to the time one bought the domain so that km
Implies that point is the final sale. They do however state that in case of dispute they are limited to 1 and one half times the value of the domain in compensation which I don't think would hold up in a court of law.
No I agree, I think you could claim more
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