Philanthropist.com, Inc. was incorporated in the state of South Carolina in 1995. We're located in beautiful Myrtle Beach. Philanthropist.com traces its roots to April 1999 when we began buying domain names for our other businesses and interests.
Almost from the date of our first purchase, we began getting calls and emails from people wanting to buy certain names that we had purchased. This occurred for years until we finally decided to stop focusing on other projects and instead focus exclusively on selling domain names.
Our mission is simple: provide a pleasant, professional and secure process for buying great domain names. We want your shopping experience to be as efficient, reliable and painless as possible.
If you’ve never purchased a domain name before, or if you’ve bought many, our domain specialists will walk you through the process one step at a time. We’ll make sure that you understand what is happening at all stages of the transfer and sale process.
In addition, to protect you in every way possible, we process all sales through Escrow.com, a fully licensed, accredited and regulated U.S. financial company. Escrow.com holds your money "in trust" until the domain name is in your possession and entirely under your control. Therefore, you can rest assured that we will never receive any proceeds of the sale until you have absolute control of your domain name. This is the most secure solution available -- to protect a buyer -- when purchasing domain names.
For the last twenty years Greg Everett has been involved in the broadcast, print and online industries. He has owned television stations, a newspaper, and large portfolios of domain names.
Greg incorporated Philanthropist.com, Inc. in the state of South Carolina in September 1995. The company was founded to purchase a full power television station, WFXB FOX 43, in Myrtle Beach. In addition to owning the station for more than a decade, Greg began buying domain names in April 1999.
Greg is President of Philanthropist.com, Inc., Vice President of GOCOM Media of Illinois, LLC, and an active investor in GOCOM Media of Northern California, LLC. He is also Vice President of TEAM, Inc., which manages more than 200 apartments in Durham, North Carolina.
From 2003 to 2009, Greg was President and Publisher of the Myrtle Beach Herald. From 2008 to 2011, he owned Myrtle Beach Funeral Home & Crematory.
For his community involvement, Greg was honored by the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce as its 2007 Citizen of the Year. For his leadership, he was honored by Leadership Grand Strand with its 2009 Ann DeBock Leadership Award.
Greg serves on the local Young Life Committee, as well as the Boards of the Horry-Georgetown Technical College Foundation and the Center on Law, Ethics and National Security at Duke Law School. He also serves as a Trustee of the Kathrine Robinson Everett Charitable Trust, to benefit the UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke University Schools of Law.
Greg was born and raised in Durham, NC and received a B.A. in Politics from Wake Forest University in 1993. He has a daughter, Emma Claire, and a son, James.
To make sure the payment process is as secure as possible, and that your money is protected at all times, we facilitate all payments exclusively through California-based Escrow.com, the largest licensed escrow service on the Internet. Escrow.com will ensure that your funds are protected -- as they have since 1999 -- until you have complete control of your new purchase. Much like physical real estate, your money is held “in trust” by Escrow.com until the domain name is in your possession and entirely under your control.
Here are six reasons why we exclusively use Escrow.com to protect buyers during the sale and transfer process:
Philanthropist.com's domain buying process is designed to be as easy as possible and to give you access to the purchased domain name as quickly as possible. As we work exclusively with Enom and UniRegistry -- two of the largest domain registrars in the world -- and with Escrow.com, the largest licensed escrow service on the internet, the purchase and transfer of your domain name should be seamless.
1. After you have decided on the name that you’re interested in, and you click “Buy Now,” all of the following steps will be very simple. Also, if you have any questions, one of our domain specialists will guide you through any of the steps.
2. Once you click “Buy Now,” you will initiate an Escrow.com transaction. Escrow.com will ensure that your money is entirely protected during the sale and transfer process, as they have since 1999, recently surpassing $2 Billion in secured escrow transactions. Much like physical real estate, your money is held “in trust” until the domain name is in your possession and entirely under your control.
3. If you do not have an Escrow.com account, you will need to create one, by clicking “Register,” before you can fund the purchase. If you are a “Returning User,” you will need to “Sign In,” as usual.
4. If you are registering an account with Escrow.com for the first time, after you have “registered,” and then “confirmed” your registration information, and then received the email containing a verification code, you will then "continue the Express Cart transaction," by signing back in with your email address and password. You will then “Select a payment method” and fund the purchase.
5. When Escrow.com confirms receipt of funds, they will advise us to transfer (“push”) the domain name into your own account at the domain’s current registrar, which will be either Enom or UniRegistry. You will then be able to take complete control of this account – and the domain name -- as the email address will be yours, and the corresponding password will be capable of being changed by you, at any time.
AFTER Escrow.com confirms receipt of funds, HERE IS THE TRANSFER PROCESS, STEP BY STEP:
6. Philanthropist.com will create a Free account (unless you already have one) at the domain’s current registrar, either Enom or UniRegistry. We will use the contact information, which you will have provided to Escrow.com, to create this registrar account – most importantly your email address.
7. Enom or UniRegistry (depending on where the name is registered) will send you an email verification to confirm your email address. You will need to click that link and verify your email address.
8. We will then transfer (“push”) the domain name from our account – at Enom or UniRegistry – to your new account.
9. We will then send you an email with the Login ID and password.
10. You can then login to the account and change the password, so that it is known only by you. You will now have complete control of the account, and the underlying domain name.
11. Since domain transfers are a manual process, it can take up to 24 hours to transfer the domain name to your new account. Once you have received access to your account with the domain’s current registrar -- and you have the ability to change the password to be yours and have verified the Registrant contact email address as yours -- you will then be verified, through the registrar’s WHOIS database, as the owner of the registration.
12. Once the domain is in your name, and Escrow.com is able to verify that the WHOIS record has transferred to you, you will then need to instruct Escrow.com to release the funds to Philanthropist.com. The WHOIS record acts as your “title” or “deed” to the domain name, and verifies your ownership. Escrow.com will never release your funds to Philanthropist.com until you have complete control of the domain name.
13. After you have received access to your registrar account, you will be able to move the domain name to the registrar of your choice, if you choose not to keep the name registered at either Enom or UniRegistry.
14. Philanthropist.com’s domain specialists are available to answer your questions and guide you through the sales process at all times.
Nobody does a better job explaining basic details about domain names than ICANN -- the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, which was formed in 1998, and which coordinates all domain names worldwide – particularly if you’re searching for “the who,” “the what,” “the how” and “the why.”
CLICK HERE to view ICANN's details on domain names.
Premium domain names are steadily being acquired and used by companies, both large and small. A common use is to have a domain name redirected to another website.
Here are some examples of domain names that have been acquired and redirected to another website:
BookOfTheYear.com redirects to BookOfTheMonth.com
BiggerBetter.com redirects to Osceola Regional Medical Center
TheOnlyPhoneYouNeed.com redirects to T-Mobile
Educate.com redirects to Sylvan Learning
GenuineService.com redirects to Ford
HowWomenLoseWeight.com redirects to SlimQuick
ALittleBetterGasStation.com redirects to BP
Bras.com redirects to Olga
OfficeSupplies.com redirects to Office Depot
Motorcycles.com redirects to Honda
Greetings.com redirects to Hallmark
ForeverHotWater.com redirects to Rinnai
FB.com redirects to Facebook.com
RetirementRedZone.com redirects to Prudential
Noticeables.com redirects to Febreze
MyTalkingStain.com redirects to Tide
MyMorningFuel.com redirects to Carnation
HowDoYouHangOut.com redirects to Minute Maid
ForTheKidInYou.com redirects to Nestle Crunch
ReadyAimFuture.com redirects to Discovery
CollegeGameDay.com redirects to ESPN
BoredomHurts.com redirects to Ford
Chips.com redirects to Intel
StandStrong.com redirects to Citracal
Mats.com redirects to WeatherTech
ActivelySafe.com redirects to Lexus
CreamCheese.com redirects to Kraft
BeHospitable.com redirects to Hilton Worldwide
StopFeedingMold.com redirects to Georgia-Pacific
TaxCut.com redirects to H&R Block
Three good examples, as seen above, of a company or individual paying handsomely for a domain name -- to then simply redirect it to another website -- are: FB.com, which was acquired for $8,500,000 to redirect to Facebook.com, and BookOfTheYear.com, which was acquired for $8,500 to redirect to BookOfTheMonth.com, and BiggerBetter.com, which was acquired for $8,000 to redirect to OsceolaRegional.com.
If you feel that any of our names would be valuable to you or your business, to either build out or to redirect to another website, simply click “Buy Now” or make us an offer.
To estimate the value of a domain name -- if you are purchasing the domain name for your business -- consider what the value of one new customer is to your business, including its lifetime residual value and all of the referrals the customer will provide. Multiply this number by the number of new customers that your premium domain name might attract, including type-in traffic and keyword search engine traffic.
For example, if each of your customers is worth $100 over their lifetime, and your domain name attracts 100 new customers over the life of your company, then the domain name should be valued at $10,000 to your business. If your premium domain name attracts 1,000 new customers and they are valued at only $10 each, then you would come up with the same $10,000 valuation.
Therefore, if you can buy a domain name for a few thousand dollars that is worth tens of thousands of dollars to your business, then it’s clearly a bargain. The more premium domain names that you have, that generate site traffic and new customers, the better.
Of course, all domain names can easily point to your existing site to attract type-in traffic, such as with MakeYourMouthWater.com, FB.com, Motorcycles.com, Books.com, or BiggerBetter.com. Regardless of how many additional customers a domain attracts to your company, it should hold its resale value and in all likelihood grow more valuable over time.
Each domain name is like raw land. It is a place where people can go and it can be built on. Ultra-premium domain names are the pieces of land that everyone wants to own. The more that people visit and the more motivated they are, the better your business will be.
If you feel that any of our names would be valuable to you, click “Buy Now” or make us an offer.
The following sets forth the policies for the collection and use of personally identifiable information ("Information") by Philanthropist.com, Inc. ("PCI") in connection with the operation of its Web sites(s).
Collection of Information. In connection with the Site(s), PCI may collect Information in the following ways:
PCI may also connect non-personally identifiable information from users via "cookies," single-pixel GIF image files (also called "Web beacons"), web server log analysis and other similar technological means. Such non-personally identifiable information may be used to track site trends and enhance the user experience, and may be shared with third parties.
To the extent third parties may place advertising on the Site, such third parties may utilize cookies or other Technological means within the advertising to collect and utilize non-personally identifiable information. PCI is not responsible for information collected by third parties in this manner, nor for the collection or use of Information by other sites to which the Site is linked.
Types of Information Collected by PCI. The following types of Information about a user are among those that may be collected by PCI in connection with the Site(s):
No Collection of Infomation from Children. The Site is not directed at users under the age of 18, nor does PCI knowingly collect or retain Information in connection with the Site(s) from children under the age of 13.
Use of Information. PCI may use Information collected in connection with the Site(s) in the following ways:
In order to do the foregoing, PCI may provide the Information to trusted third parties, including but not limited to third party contractors providing services to PCI for the operation of the Site, communication services and fulfillment of orders. PCI also utilizes electronic and physical security to reduce the risk of improper access to or manipulation of Information during transmission and storage, but cannot guarantee the security or integrity of the Information. PCI may also disclose Information when it determines it is necessary to comply with applicable laws or regulations or protect the interests or safety of PCI, its customers, or other visitors to the Site.
Opting Out from Offers from PCI. At any time, a user may opt out from receiving future offers from PCI by following the instructions contained within each marketing communication. Such opting out will not apply to any communications from third parties to whom PCI may have provided Information regarding the user. Third parties' use of the Information is subject to such parties' own privacy policies, for which PCI shall not be responsible.
Your California Privacy Rights. Beginning on January 1, 2005, California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits customers of PCI who are California residents to request certain information regarding PCI's disclosure of personal information for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please write to Philanthropist.com, Inc. PO Box 1269, Myrtle Beach, SC 29578. Requests must include an e-mail address to which the response is to be sent.
Policy Last Revised: June 2, 2014
These Purchase Terms (“Purchase Terms”) are by and between Philanthropist.com, Inc. (the “Seller”), a South Carolina corporation, and you, your heirs, agents, successors and assigns (collectively, the “Buyer”), in connection with the purchase of one or more Internet domain names, for the purchase price that is displayed on the website, Philanthropist.com.
Buyer agrees to pay the total price, by way of Escrow.com, for the domain name(s) selected for purchase. The Seller then agrees to transfer the domain name to the Buyer, by way of an inter-registrar "push," from the Seller's account. The Seller then agrees to email Buyer the detailed instructions -- including Login ID and password -- required to access the registrar’s account (at either Enom or UniRegistry), by which the Buyer can then change the password on the account, establishing exclusive control of the domain name(s). The domain name(s) will then be deemed transferred to the Buyer from the Seller, as the Buyer will have exclusive control of the account and the underlying domain name(s). Buyer must then acknowledge receipt of the domain name(s), at Escrow.com, so that Escrow.com may release funds to the Seller.
Buyer acknowledges that the transfer process for the domain name(s) must comply with all ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) accreditation policies and procedures, including the recently enacted WHOIS Contact Verification process. Information about ICANN and registrar policies and procedures is available at http://icann.org.
Buyer acknowledges that all domains listed on Philanthropist.com are owned exclusively by Philanthropist.com, Inc. When payment is processed at Escrow.com, it is made for the domain name(s) only and for the exclusive right to use and enjoy that domain name(s) in the future. No images, hosting, logos, or any other rights will be transferred with the domain name(s).
Buyer acknowledges that it is solely responsible for renewing the domain name(s) registration(s) with the registrar of record prior to the expiration date listed in that registrar’s WHOIS database. A WHOIS lookup can be performed at multiple online sources, including your registrar and at http://whois.domaintools.com/. Registration fees vary by registrar, and it will be the Buyer’s responsibility, as the new owner of the domain name(s), to keep its registration current.
While all orders are regularly approved and domain names are regularly transferred to the Buyer within 24 hours of Escrow.com confirming final receipt of funds, it is possible that something extraordinary would prevent the domain name from being transferred. In the event that extraordinary circumstances arise, affecting the Seller’s ability to properly deliver the domain name(s) to the Buyer, all charges will be completely refunded to the Buyer.
To the extent allowed by law, Buyer agrees to indemnify, defend and hold Seller harmless from any and all liability or claims or controversies that might arise due to the sale of the domain name(s), or which might arise out of these Purchase Terms (including all attorney’s fees, costs and other expenses). Buyer and Seller represent to each other that it has the full authority to enter into these Purchase Terms and perform its legal obligations hereunder.
Buyer acknowledges that the information submitted to Seller, in order to purchase a domain name(s), will be used for the WHOIS information of the domain name(s) that is being purchased. Buyer warrants that this domain registration data (WHOIS data) includes reliable contact details including the full name, postal address, valid e-mail address, and voice telephone number, in compliance with the domain registration terms of the registrar. If Buyer does not wish for any of its Registrant info to be published, and would prefer the information to be made private, it must notify the Seller prior to concluding the purchase so that Seller can coordinate the transfer of the domain name(s) accordingly.
Buyer acknowledges that it has the full legal capacity to enter into these Purchase Terms, and the authority to do so on behalf of any registrant identified in the WHOIS data provided by the Buyer.
Buyer represents that it does not hold or assert any trademark, trade name, copyright or other intellectual property right in or to the domain name(s) that is the subject of these Purchase Terms.
Unless otherwise provided in a countersigned document, these Purchase Terms constitute the full agreement between the Buyer and Seller in connection with the domain name(s). Upon final transfer of the domain name(s) from Seller to Buyer, sale of the domain name(s) will be final and non-refundable for any reason.
These Purchase Terms are governed by the laws of the state of South Carolina, in the USA, without reference to its choice of law rules. Buyer consents to personal jurisdiction in the county of Horry, in the state of South Carolina, for adjudication and enforcement of any dispute arising hereunder. The parties agree that the forum for any dispute resolution shall be located exclusively in Horry county courts, in the state of South Carolina, USA. The prevailing party in any such action shall be entitled to recover its reasonable attorneys’ fees, costs and disbursements incurred in connection herewith.
All correspondence should be addressed to Philanthropist.com, Inc. PO Box 1269, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA, 29578-1269.
Policy Last Revised: February 7, 2016
Philanthropist.com provides technical assistance and security for your domain name transfer. As we work exclusively with Enom and UniRegistry -- two of the largest domain registrars in the world -- and with Escrow.com, the largest licensed escrow service on the internet, the transfer of your domain name should be seamless.
1. When Escrow.com confirms receipt of funds, they will advise us to transfer (“push”) the domain name into your own account at the domain’s current registrar, which will be either Enom or UniRegistry. You will then be able to take complete control of this account – and the domain name -- as the email address will be yours, and the corresponding password will be capable of being changed by you, at any time.
AFTER Escrow.com confirms receipt of funds, HERE IS THE TRANSFER PROCESS, STEP BY STEP:
2. Philanthropist.com will create a Free account (unless you already have one) at the domain’s current registrar, either Enom or UniRegistry. We will use your contact information, which you will have provided to Escrow.com, to create this registrar account – most importantly your email address.
3. Enom or UniRegistry (depending on where the name is registered) will send you an email verification to confirm your email address. You will need to click that link and verify your email address.
4. We will then transfer (“push”) the domain name from our account – at Enom or UniRegistry – to your account.
5. We will then send you an email with the Login ID and password.
6. You can then login to the account and change the password, so that it is known only by you. You will now have complete control of the account, and the domain name.
7. Since domain transfers are a manual process, it can take up to 24 hours to transfer the domain name to your new account. Once you have received access to your account with the domain’s current registrar -- and you have the ability to change the password to be yours and have verified the Registrant contact email address as yours -- you will then be verified, through the registrar’s WHOIS database, as the owner of the registration.
8. Once the domain is in your name, and Escrow.com is able to verify that the WHOIS record has transferred to you, you will then need to instruct Escrow.com to release the funds to Philanthropist.com. The WHOIS record acts as your “title” or “deed” to the domain name, and verifies your ownership. Escrow.com will never release your funds to Philanthropist.com until you have complete control of the domain name.
9. After you have received access to your account, you will be able to move the domain name to the registrar of your choice, if you choose not to keep the name registered at either Enom or UniRegistry.
10. Philanthropist.com’s domain specialists are available to answer your questions and guide you through the sales process at all times.
Our pricing may or may not be negotiable, depending on the domain name. The value of a domain is based on many factors. When attempting to make an offer on a name, rather than clicking “Buy Now,” you are asking us to manually review the price of the domain name. In doing so, we may determine that we are willing to take less than our "Buy Now" price. In some cases, we will determine that we are not willing to take less. And on very rare occasions, we will determine that the domain name was underpriced and we will then need to adjust the price upwards.
No. All transactions are processed through Escrow.com to protect the buyer at all times during the sale and transfer process. Escrow.com is used for much more than just receiving funds. It is used primarily to protect the buyer and to keep the funds "in trust" until complete control of the domain name has transferred to the buyer. CLICK HERE to see all of the different payment options available at Escrow.com.
No. No logos, graphics, text or anything else currently associated with the domain name is included. You are buying the domain name only. No hosting, email, or other Internet services will be provided by Philanthropist.com.
You should keep your registration good for at least one year, which is the minimum allowed. We advise you to consider renewing your domain name for multiple years at a time, but that’s your decision. Annual renewal fees vary depending on the registrar. Typical registration/renewal fees run between $10 and $20 annually, depending on the extension (.com, .net., or .org). Once you purchase your domain name, you will be responsible for maintaining the domain’s annual registration from then on. Failure to do so could potentially result in the loss of your domain name.
WHOIS information is not updated immediately. It could take several hours to update. As all of our names are registered at two of the world’s largest registrars -- Enom and UniRegistry -- they regularly update their WHOIS databases.
For detailed information on the transfer process, click "Transfer Process" on the left, or above, or click this link: https://philanthropist.com/resources#transfer-process
After we have received payment confirmation from Escrow.com, we will then transfer the domain name to your own account at the domain’s current registrar. Although domain transfers are a manual process, this should take no more than 24 hours to fully effectuate.
Philanthropist.com, Inc. -- a twenty year old South Carolina corporation -- is the legal owner of every domain name listed for sale on our website. Currently, Philanthropist.com does not provide brokerage or listing services on behalf of third parties.
Yes. Once purchased, the domain name will be moved into your name and you will have full control of, and exclusive registration rights to, the domain name(s).
Yes, if you would like us to keep it confidential. Otherwise, we will report the sale price to one of the industry's trade publications, such as Ron Jackson's DN Journal -- which has weekly and year to date sales charts -- or to Michael Berkens' The Domains.
Also, even if you allow us to report the sale price, you can still maintain privacy by purchasing privacy protection for your domain name(s), from Enom. At UniRegistry, privacy protection is free.