In the digital world, your web address is the only location that matters.
Rights to use the domain
for as long as you need.
Fixed increase of 4.8% every year.
Absolutely no surprises.
End your lease anytime.
No penalties, no questions asked.
Deposit is refunded when
you cancel the lease.
In 2001 the company purchased the name Hotels.com for around $11m and at the time this was thought to be "a crazy sum of money”. Now we look back and think, what a bargain!
Yes. It’s free to cancel your lease at any time for any reason and your security deposit will be refunded (per the terms of the agreement). You will not be reimbursed for any time remaining during the month that you canceled.
Once you lease a domain name with us, you will have perpetual rights to use it as long as you continue to pay on time and your use of the domain name does not infringe on another trademark or is legally contested and lost to another trademark owner.
These are premium domain names and many of them are appraised in the millions of dollars. Leases on Venture are modelled after commercial real estate with a standard cap rate of 4.8%. This means that a domain worth $1 million will have a lease rate of $4,000 per month.
No. Our goals is to provide fair, transparent pricing. Doing so has helped us establish a standard for the industry and streamline the process. If the price is too high, then please try searching for another premium domain within your budget.
Venture is a lease-only platform. However, if you absolutely want to own - not lease one of the names you see here - contact us and submit your best offer. We will gladly present it to the domain owner but we do not guarantee a response.
It’s easy. Submit your desired name servers either when you apply for your lease or in your Venture account. Once the owner has transferred the domain to Venture's control, changes will be made promptly. But please keep in mind some registrars can take an additional 48-72 hours to update.
The Compensation Payment is equal to the then-current Monthly Fee multiplied by 250. A tenant would only be responsible to pay the Compensation Payment in the event that the domain name is legally lost as a result of the tenant infringing on the trademark that belongs to someone else.