How Do I Transfer My Website After A Sale At Flippa?

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I've only just sold my website on Flippa a couple of days ago. However I'm having a bit of trouble trying to transfer the domain and website files over to the buyer.
Does anyone have any information on how to do this easily?
#flippa #sale #transfer #website
  • Profile picture of the author celente
    I am the worst for technical stuff like that, but I can tell you I just tried doing this with godaddy, and man they are hopeless.

    Really bad and no one is really there to help you. You always get machine responses, not a real person to help you. Godaddy sucks, i never use them any more, but I am trying to transfer a domain this week.

    My VA is back tomorrow, will just get them to do it. :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    Originally Posted by tedwood View Post

    I've only just sold my website on Flippa a couple of days ago. However I'm having a bit of trouble trying to transfer the domain and website files over to the buyer.
    Does anyone have any information on how to do this easily?
    Instructions for a blog. If it's not a blog, just skip the database stuff

    http://domainingdiva.com/transfer.pdf
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    • Profile picture of the author Jacko
      Technical stuff is not my league,
      so when I have to deal with blogs,
      WPress, servers, hosts, filezilla, FTP accounts,
      transfers... I use HostGator service (they're good)
      of go to Fiverr and pay 5 bucks to have this quickly
      done by an expert.

      If you are interested PM then I give you the address of
      the one I used with very good results
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    • Profile picture of the author SKWeaver
      Originally Posted by sbucciarel View Post

      Instructions for a blog. If it's not a blog, just skip the database stuff

      http://domainingdiva.com/transfer.pdf
      GREAT SHARE! Step-by-step instructions and very easy to understand. Already saved to my hard drive. THANKS MUCH!
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      • Profile picture of the author roblawrence
        I would like to know this as well. I have an auction ending soon:

        https://flippa.com/2634225-mortgage-...unique-content

        It's a membergate site so the host has to stay with them as that is part of the software license, but I would need to transfer the domain name over to the buyer. How do I do this? Does it help if the seller and buyer use the same domain registrar? That would probably make it easier wouldn't it?
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    • Profile picture of the author kokotai
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      • Profile picture of the author Devilfish168
        how about also ending the host service?

        for me like

        I don't want to continue using this host..let say next year march is end of my one year service going to pay for another year

        so before march

        perhaps best time is jan

        I want to sell off my main sites also 6 sites with sub domains...

        how should i go about it? ( I not a technical person as all service etc I outsource it )
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  • Profile picture of the author handy
    You can also ask the seller if they can help. When I bought a site at Flippa, the seller actually handled the whole transfer to my host.
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  • Profile picture of the author Maddmula
    Shouldn't you guys think about this kind of stuff BEFORE you sell your site? I bought a site off Flippa a month ago and at first had a little trouble learning to push a domain and transfer site database/files. If your not confident in what your doing then I would just pay someone to do it, as suggested before.
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    • Profile picture of the author tedwood
      Originally Posted by Maddmula View Post

      Shouldn't you guys think about this kind of stuff BEFORE you sell your site? I bought a site off Flippa a month ago and at first had a little trouble learning to push a domain and transfer site database/files. If your not confident in what your doing then I would just pay someone to do it, as suggested before.
      True except the fact I thought there would be some help from Flippa from the FAQ or support section of the site. I have managed to push the domain to him with name cheap. Is All I Need to do now just transfer the files over to him? I've tried compressing the files but I after i can't find the .zip anywhere.

      Also he's asking for my cpanel login details which I don't intend to give, is this a bit suspicious that he's asking for them?
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      • Profile picture of the author GMD
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        Originally Posted by tedwood View Post

        True except the fact I thought there would be some help from Flippa from the FAQ or support section of the site. I have managed to push the domain to him with name cheap. Is All I Need to do now just transfer the files over to him? I've tried compressing the files but I after i can't find the .zip anywhere.

        Also he's asking for my cpanel login details which I don't intend to give, is this a bit suspicious that he's asking for them?
        It seems to me this whole thing is turning into a disaster in the making.

        If your buyer knows how to transfer the files, grant him access to your Cpanel. There's nothing to be suspicious about regarding this.

        I purchase websites regularly on Flippa -- granted, I know my sellers and the sellers I don't know, I make sure they are legit before I even place a bid.

        1. Contact your buyer and ask when he/she intends to access your Cpanel. Agree upon a mutual time. And give your buyer a 1 hour block of time after that. The buyer should confirm everything is done; after the period of time is up, simply change your password.

        2. The domain name can easily be "pushed" to your buyer. If you are using godaddy, it's all the more easy.

        I've even granted sellers access to my Adsense account to change Adsense code to mine for websites that I purchased. And it's the same: I grant them access with a password for a period of time. Then I change the password -- and of course confirm that your code is indeed on the new website.
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  • Profile picture of the author tedwood
    Okay I've managed to compress the files. I'm going to send them to him via email now. Is that all I need to do now. If it doesn't work i'll just let him into my cpanel. Just out of curiosity is there anything malicious that he can do to my websites inside the cpanel besides delete and edit it. He won't be able to transfer others to his will he?

    Sorry I'm just not very trusting :p
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    • Profile picture of the author GMD
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      Originally Posted by tedwood View Post

      Okay I've managed to compress the files. I'm going to send them to him via email now. Is that all I need to do now. If it doesn't work i'll just let him into my cpanel. Just out of curiosity is there anything malicious that he can do to my websites inside the cpanel besides delete and edit it. He won't be able to transfer others to his will he?

      Sorry I'm just not very trusting :p
      If you've got all the files zipped and sent to him, that's it in regards to the actual website.

      The only thing left to do now is push the domain to him -- otherwise he won't be able to upload his files to the site and actually take "ownership" of the site.

      And yes, if you gave him access to your cpanel, he could do catastrophic damage in there. Think about it, he will have access to everything. Heck, he could change the password himself.

      That's why: KNOW THY BUYER

      or

      KNOW THY CRAFT -- know how to do this before you sell a site!
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  • Profile picture of the author tedwood
    Okay thanks. I've just sent him all the zip files that were compressed from the cpanel. I've already pushed the domain to him so he can now upload the files to his website. Thanks for your help. If anything else pops up i'll be sure to report back.
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    • Profile picture of the author GMD
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      Originally Posted by tedwood View Post

      Okay thanks. I've just sent him all the zip files that were compressed from the cpanel. I've already pushed the domain to him so he can now upload the files to his website. Thanks for your help. If anything else pops up i'll be sure to report back.
      Awesome job, man. Looks like you successfully did it and learned something new in the process -- that's priceless knowledge that you'll be able to use over and over again!

      Next time you sell a site, you'll be even more confident than this time!

      Good luck and greater successes!
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