For larger purchases in excess of $50,000, we recommend the use of an Escrow Service such as Escrow.com.
High value Jewelry, Art and Antiquties and Domain names sold by SilverAndGold.com will exclusively use this service. The Buyer pays Escrow.com and not the Seller, Escrow.com can withhold payment until it is shown that the domain name has been transferred by the Seller.
One of the ways Escrow.com does this is by checking the WHOIS database of the appropriate Registrar to make certain it properly reflects the new Buyer's name as the domain name Registrant. Once this has been verified, Escrow.com releases payment to the Seller.