I would like to know the answer too. Anyone here know what is the answer to your question. I'll do some investigation and get back to you if I got an useful answer. You should email the people at iPage as they probably could answer your iPage question..
Yeah, me as well. Its a good thing something like this is being implemented...
I love it!.
My email was slightly different in signature; don't know why..
But whatever the case may be, GREAT news!.
This is wonderful news, I also got the email and it was very nice of them to say I was already certified due to sales on sedo...
Way to go sedo....
New customers must now certify their accounts before submitting offers.
There are three methods for new customers to become certified buyers including: credit card verification, completing a signed Buyer Certification Statement, Completing a W9 form (available to members in the US and Canada) or through an SMS certification code.".
Allan, I just got mine, and it ended the same as yours...
Great news (and I got mine too). Although for some reason I have more success with Afternic than Sedo in any case. Never sold a HostGator on Sedo!..
Well aren't we just.
I really am stoked by this - I hope this will decrease the temperedness of the highs that come with a completed negotiations on Sedo - I typically have to wait a week and wonder if this is (yet another) kid with a stolen CC or other miscreant..
The total # of offers.
Decrease, but the quality, in my opinion, will more than make up for it..
Alan thats one of the reasons that has me excited as mentioned in a few posts like your reply topic I also have been the victim of fake offers that just come to nothing in the end. I really do hope this cuts that down to minimum or totally..
Best of luck to all..
This is a huge step for SEDO!.
It will increase the prof. level of any transaction by 200%.
Great NEWS IMO..
Mine was the same as both of yours. Maybe because we are in north america and the first email quoted was sedo.co.uk?.
I am really pleased by this as well...
I got my email today, as well. Great step from Sedo...
I like this feature.
However I find the SMS verification the weekest method of all.
I don't know the procedure of the SMS but these are used for contests and such..
It's not a financial info, the user can turn off the phone, don't reply, continue to submit false data without a problem and don't forget that it's very easy (and many already have) more than one cell phone.
In any case a big up thumb for sedo..
I like the feature...although, I usually had several offers per day, now abruptly I'm not receiving anymore offers?..
Got my email too- and came here to spread the news, but luckily saw this thread before starting one! Always seem to get my sedo emails last!.
I think this is a fantastic development for sedo, and will certainly improve the quality of offers being received...
I did get this email this afternoon and it took me only 2 minutes to get verified. I used the SMS option and that was very easy to use..
I think this is a big step in the right direction...
I'm also not sure what value has a SMS verification..
I can buy a phone simcard from any store for $5, using it to authenticate at Sedo and then I can throw it away..
I can't see where is the added value, what exactly does this certify?..
Agreed, they are being given away for free here..
However, how many people can really be bothered to order a new sim card just to submit a fake offer?..
I've still had no offers on any premium domains of mine since this buyer certification. A little angry...
I actually think the red tape is going to put off serious buyers as well..
My transactions with Sedo have always been smooth, of course some people here have experienced non-paying bidders. Many times the offer will not turn into a transaction because they buyers don't agree with / cannot afford your asking price. It does not mean they weren't serious..
Of course there is still whois but anonymity is an esssential tool in negociations. I just hope Sedo is not shooting itself in the foot...