When completing a transaction at Sedo and Afternic, all parties communicate via the private message systems found on each platform. The domain broker and/or escrow agent act as an intermediary between both parties, giving instructions and answering questions, while keeping the buyer and seller at arm’s length.
With Sedo’s private messages, the recipient is informed that there is a new message in the transfer center, and in order to see the message, the recipient must log in to his or her account at Sedo. This can be annoying, especially when the update is minor or when away from the computer. You don’t really know the content of a private message until you log in to read it, and you obviously can’t reply directly in the email.
When Afternic representatives send private messages, the full message appears in the email content the recipient receives. The recipient can see what’s happening with a transaction rather than having to log in to an account to read the message. In addition, recipient can reply to the sender directly from the email.
With most domain forums like DN Forum and Domain Boardroom, private message emails include the message in them. I don’t believe the recipient can reply directly via email, but it’s good to know whether the message is urgent or can wait until later.
It would be great if Sedo could include the private message in the email content.