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 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 received 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 Board of the Horry-Georgetown Technical College Foundation. 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 (operating since 1999, and recently surpassing $3 Billion in secured transactions). Escrow.com will ensure that your money is entirely protected during the sale and transfer process, and 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 process for buying -- and transferring -- a domain name is designed to give you access to the purchased domain name as easily, quickly and safely as possible. For that reason, we work exclusively with Escrow.com, the largest licensed escrow service on the internet, and with Uniregistry, one of the largest domain registrars in the world.
After you have decided on the name that you’re interested in, and you click “Buy Now,” the seven steps, below, should be easy to follow. If you have any questions, one of our domain specialists will guide you through any of the steps.
1. After clicking "Buy Now" on any of our names, you will see a box which tells you to "Please check your email Inbox" for an email from Escrow.com (See extensive information about Escrow.com, in the "About Escrow" section above.). If you do not have an Escrow.com account, you will need to create one before you can fund the purchase (Step # 3, below).
2. You should then receive an email from Escrow.com -- at the email address you provided before you clicked "Buy Now" -- with the Subject line which reads "A new escrow transaction requires your agreement." If you don't receive this email, please check your Spam box.
3. Please click the "View Transaction" box, near the top of this email. This will connect you to a page at Escrow.com, where you can then "Register and Agree" to the Terms of the transaction.
You must create a Password for your Escrow.com account, if you have not previously established an account, before you can click the "Register and Agree" button. After you click "Register and Agree," you will then select a payment method and fund the purchase.
When Escrow.com confirms receipt of funds, they will advise us to transfer the domain name to you. So that you can take immediate ownership of the domain name, we will transfer the name into your own account at the domain’s current registrar, Uniregistry, by way of an inter-registrar transfer ("push").
4. If you do not yet have an account at Uniregistry, please set one up now, so that you can receive the "push" and take immediate ownership of the domain name.
Please make sure to use the same email address that was used at Escrow.com, and please use a Password that will be known only by you. Here is the link: https://uniregistry.com/account-signup
As part of establishing your new account, you will receive two emails from Uniregistry:
The first email will be from Uniregistry Domain Services and will have a Subject line which reads "Verify your Uniregistry account." You will then need to click the box which reads "Verify your email address." This is the same email address which you will have provided to Escrow.com. If you don't receive this first email, please check your Spam box.
The second email, also from Uniregistry Domain Services, will have a Subject line which reads "Welcome to Uniregistry." If you don't receive this second email, please check your Spam box.
** If there is any confusion with establishing your Uniregistry account, please review these step by step screen shots, provided by Uniregistry, by clicking this link: https://uniregistry.help/my-account-en/how-do-i-sign-up-for-a-uniregistry-account/
5. Please then notify us when your account has been established at Uniregistry -- and that the email address is the same as was used to establish your account at Escrow.com -- so that as soon as Escrow.com confirms receipt of funds, we can then begin the inter-registrar transfer ("push") from our Uniregistry account to yours.
AFTER Escrow.com confirms receipt of funds -- and after you have established an account at Uniregistry -- HERE IS THE TRANSFER PROCESS, STEP BY STEP:
6. As you will now have an account at Uniregistry (to receive the inter-registrar transfer ("push"), Philanthropist.com can begin the transfer of the domain name(s) from our Uniregistry account to yours.
You should receive three emails from Uniregistry, as the transfer progresses:
The first email will be from Uniregistry Domain Services and will have a Subject line which reads "Uniregistry Account Transfer -- (the domain name being purchased)" You will then need to click a box which reads "Accept Account Transfer." After you click that box, you will log in to your Uniregistry account. You should be in the "Resolution Center" under the "Transfer" tab. You will be prompted, during various steps, to "Accept Transfer." In addition, you will need to choose an "Address Profile." This will need to match the address information that you provided to Escrow.com, so that Escrow.com can later confirm -- when doing a WHOIS search -- that you are the recipient of the inter-registrar transfer ("push") of the domain name, and are now in complete control of the domain.
The next email, also from Uniregistry Domain Services, will have a Subject line which reads "Contact Verification." You will be receiving this email because ICANN -- the multinational organization which manages the entire Domain Name System (DNS) -- requires Uniregistry to verify registrant information, and you will have just updated your contact information to match the information that you provided to Escrow.com, also known as your WHOIS information (This will later enable Escrow.com to confirm that you have received, and have control of, the domain name). The WHOIS record acts as your "title" or "deed" to the domain name, and verifies your ownership. The email from Uniregistry will request that you "click the link below," which should be a box that reads "Click here to verify." Please click this box.
You will then log in to your Uniregistry account, and will need to click "VERIFY" to confirm that this "WHOIS address" is the correct one. You will again be prompted to "approve" the "inbound transfer" from Philanthropist.com, in a couple of steps, and finally click "Confirm Push Transfer."
Although you will be given the option of enabling Uniregistry's free WHOIS privacy service, we request that you please wait until the transaction is completed, at Escrow.com, before enabling this free WHOIS privacy service. If it is enabled before Escrow.com has a chance to confirm your receipt of the name, then they will not be able to see who actually has control of the name. After the transaction is complete, at Escrow.com, then it is entirely acceptable to log back in to your Uniregistry account and make all of your contact information private, for free. It's a nice (free) benefit of being a Uniregistry customer.
Lastly, after you have "Confirmed/Accepted" the "Push Transfer," Uniregistry Domain Services will send you a final email with a Subject line which reads "Uniregistry Account Transfer Approved -- (the purchased domain name)." You can then log in to your account, with your email address and password (known only by you), and check on your name.
** If there is any confusion with receiving the inter-registrar transfer ("push") -- and the updating of your address (the Contact Verification) -- please review these step by step screen shots, and any additional links, provided by Uniregistry, by clicking this link: https://uniregistry.help/transfers-en/how-do-i-accept-a-domain-name-push/
You will then have complete control of the domain name, as the email address (Login ID) will be yours (as it will match the email address that you will have previously provided to Escrow.com), and the corresponding password will be known only by you, and will be capable of being changed by you at any time.
7. Once the domain name is listed in your name, and under your complete control, 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.
To notify Escrow.com that you have received the domain name, and now have complete control of the name -- as the email address on the Uniregistry account will be yours, and the password will be known only by you -- please log in to your Escrow.com account.
You will then need to click (and check) these boxes:
First, if you had not already done so, you will need to click the box which reads "Seller has indicated the domain transfer process has started."
Second, you will need to click the box which reads "Transfer Received."
Third, you will need to click the box which reads "Accept."
Lastly, you will need to check the "I confirm that I am in possession of the domain ..." and "I give Escrow.com permission to release funds ..." boxes and then click the "Release Funds" box.
The final screen should read "You have accepted the domain name transfer."
Please know that after the transaction is complete -- and the name is in your account and under your control -- you will then be able to move the domain name to the registrar of your choice, if you choose not to keep the name registered at Uniregistry. That will be entirely your decision.
Philanthropist.com’s domain specialists are available to answer your questions and guide you through the purchase, and transfer, 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
ALittleBetterGasStation.com redirects to BP
OfficeSupplies.com redirects to Office Depot
Greetings.com redirects to Hallmark
ForeverHotWater.com redirects to Rinnai
FB.com redirects to Facebook.com
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
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."
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 FB.com, BeHospitable.com, BookOfTheYear.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."
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 website.
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: July 24, 2017
These Purchase Terms (“Purchase Terms”) are by and between Philanthropist.com, Inc. (the “Seller”), formerly known as GE Media, Inc., 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(s) to the Buyer in one of two ways, either by way of an inter-registrar "push," at Uniregistry, from the Seller's account to the Buyer's account (which will utilize the same email address for the Buyer at both Escrow.com and Uniregistry), or into Escrow.com's secure holding account, on behalf of the Buyer, if either a Domain Name Holding Agreement or the Domain Concierge Service is utilized, at Escrow.com. The domain name(s) will then be deemed transferred to the Buyer from the Seller, as the Buyer (or Escrow.com, on behalf of 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 https://whois.icann.org/en. 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: September 26, 2017
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 one of the world’s largest registrars -- Uniregistry -- they regularly update their WHOIS databases.
For detailed information on buying a domain name -- including the transfer process -- click "Buying a Domain Name" above, or click this link: https://philanthropist.com/resources#buying-a-domain-name.
After we have received payment confirmation from Escrow.com, we will then transfer the domain name to your own account at Uniregistry, the domain’s current registrar, by way of an inter-registrar transfer ("push"), or we will transfer the domain name to Escrow.com's secure holding account (on your behalf), if you finance the name, or if you choose to utilize the Escrow.com Domain Concierge Service to transfer the name. Although domain transfers are a manual process, this should take no more than 24 hours to fully effectuate (after Escrow.com has confirmed receipt of payment).
Philanthropist.com, Inc. (formerly known as GE Media, Inc.) -- a twenty-two 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, if you would like us to keep it confidential. Otherwise, we might 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.
Also, even if you allow us to report the sale price, you can still maintain privacy by enabling privacy protection for your domain name(s), at Uniregistry, (where privacy protection is free). See this link: https://uniregistry.help/products-en/what-is-privacy-link/