Skip to main content
Call us
Phone numbers and hours
Help Center

Explore our online help resources

BlogHelp

GoDaddy Help

Understanding GoDaddy Auctions® payment transactions

Paying for a domain you’ve won on GoDaddy Auctions® depends on the domain's selling price. If the domain sells for less than US$5,000 we process the transaction in-house through Transaction Assurance. If the domain sells for greater than US$5,000, we may process the transaction through Escrow.com, an escrow service that subtracts processing fees from the seller's proceeds.


Transaction Assurance verifies the funds within 5 days after the buyer pays for the domain at GoDaddy Auctions®.

After verification, it's time to transfer the domain to the buyer.

  • Domains registered somewhere else: Seller initiates the transfer by logging into their Auctions account > Selling List > Sold > Begin Transfer then follow our normal transfer process. You'll need to update the IPS tag on your .UK domain to GoDaddy before you begin transferring the domain to the buyer.
  • Domains registered with GoDaddy: Domains with domain protection enabled, you'll need to downgrade to no protection before transferring to another account. Once that's completed, the domain should be moved to the buyer automatically.

Related step

More info