Marketplace

What is Marketplace?

Marketplace is a platform in dotPH for buying or selling registered PH domains. Buyers can bid or buy out a domain. Sellers list domains and post their asking price. When a buyout happens or a bid is accepted, the transaction and transfer are processed automatically.

Buy or Bid on a PH Domain

Do you want to own a PH Domain that’s in the Marketplace?
You’ve got two ways to do that:

Place a Bid

  • Place a bid on a domain to get it at a lower price. Your bid will be valid for 30 days.
  • The bid is still subject to the seller’s acceptance, and you may want to update your bid if you’ve got competition for the same PH domain.
  • After a bid is accepted, take note that transaction is non-refundable, and transfer is irreversible.
  • When the domain is transferred to your account, you should change the registrant information to your own name, organization, address and contact information.

Buy the PH Domain

  • Buy it out to make it yours immediately. You don’t have to compete or wait it out.
  • Take note that buyout is non-refundable, and transfer is irreversible.
  • When the domain is transferred to your account, you should change the registrant information to your own name, organization, address and contact information.

Sell a PH Domain

If you’re looking to make profit by selling relevant PH domains, then you’ve come to the right platform. Since domains are unique, there are people who want to own a registered domain, especially if the name matches their business name.

Here’s how you could start:

  • Do you know an unregistered domain name that has potential? Register it and list it for sale in the Domain Manager. Make sure it's a name that you can legally own. Infringing on trademarks can and would lead you to losing your domain investment when the trademark owner files a UDRP (Unique Domain name Dispute Resolution Policy) model complaint.
  • Set an asking price for the domain you’re selling. Remember, once listed for sale in the marketplace, anyone can immediately buy it out at your asking price. All sales in the marketplace are final and binding. Set your asking price to a value that you're willing to receive to let go of your domain.
  • Buyers can also place a bid on your domain anytime. If you get a bid that you are happy with, you can sell your domain by simply accepting the bid. The transaction will be processed immediately. Your seller payment account will be credited within 3 business days.

Frequently Asked Questions?


What should I expect after I place a bid?

- You’ll have to wait until the Seller accepts your bid. If your bid is about to expire, you can refresh its validity for another 30 days. You could also consider placing a higher bid on the domain to increase chances of your bid being accepted.

Will my card be charged after placing a bid?

- No. Your card will be charged only after the seller accepts your Bid. You will be asked to authorize your bid via PayPal. Your card will not be charged when placing a bid. Your authorized bid will only be charged once the Seller accepts your Bid.

What happens when a domain is transferred to me?

- The domain will be accessible in your Domain Manager. You should change the registrant information to your own name, organization, address and contact information.

My bid was accepted, but I change my mind. Can I still cancel it?

- After a bid is accepted, the transaction is non-refundable, and transfer is irreversible. You can only cancel a bid that hasn’t been accepted.

I bought a domain, but I change my mind. Can I still cancel it and get a refund?

- When you Buyout a domain, the transaction and transfer are processed immediately. These is irreversible, and buyout is non-refundable.

What forms of payment do you accept?

- We currently accept credit card transactions processed via Paypal.

I don’t have any PH domains but I want to invest in the Marketplace. How do I start?

- Register a PH domain that you know has value. Just make sure it’s a domain you can legally own without infringing on trademarks. After the registering the domain, you can list it for sale in the Marketplace.

My domain is expiring/expired, but I don’t need it anymore. Is it OK if I list it for sale in the Marketplace?

- Absolutely! You could list your expired domain in Marketplace for $10. This is a listing fee which includes a 1 year domain renewal. Don't want to spend $10? For a limited time, listing expired domains is FREE and this includes a 6 month renewal. Your domain will be available in Marketplace until its expiration date.

I have a PH domain but I didn't register it under dotPH Direct, can I still list it in the dotPH Marketplace?

- Definitely and its FREE! dotPH Marketplace is available for all PH domains. If your PH domain is registered under a different registrar, you will be asked to provide its authorization code to verify that the domain is yours.

My domain is expiring/expired and not registered under dotPH Direct, is it OK to list it for sale?

- In general, expired domains aren't allowed to be listed in dotPH Marketplace. If your domain is expired, you need to renew it first from your Registrar. Once renewed, you can list your PH domain for FREE.

How do I list my domain for sale in Marketplace?

- Go to your Domain Manager and list the domain for sale. You can also list it through the My Domains for Sale page in Marketplace. You will then be required to input your asking price and email used in your Paypal account. The email/Paypal account is where you’ll receive your total payout after a successful buyout or bid acceptance.

What should I expect when I list a domain for sale?

- The domain will be visible in the Marketplace. Customers can either Buyout or place a Bid on your domain. When a Buyout happens, the transaction and transfer are processed immediately. On the other hand, when someone places a Bid, you have the option to accept it or wait until someone places a higher Bid.

- Take note that all sales in the marketplace are final and binding. Set your asking price to a value that you're willing to receive to let go of your domain. The Total Payout will be credited to your Paypal account within 3 business days.

What is a Total Payout?

- A total payout is what you’ll receive after the transaction fee and payment processing fee have been deducted from your Asking Price on a Buyout, or from the Bid you’ve accepted. The transaction fee is 10% of you the Asking Price or accepted Bid, while the payment processing fee is 3% of the Asking Price or accepted Bid.

Are there any other fees I need to be aware of when I list my domain?

- You can list your domains for FREE in the Marketplace until further notice.

I want to adjust the Asking Price of my listed domain. Can I do that?

- As long as the domain is still listed for sale, you can adjust your Asking Price. If you are in the Domain Manager: View the page of the listed domain, click on Update Asking Price button, input your new asking price and update. If you are in the Marketplace: go to My Domains for Sale, click on the domain, input your new asking price, and confirm the changes.