How To Add a Vanity Domain To Your Auction House

Adding a vanity domain to an auction house gives you the ability to direct your customers to your online auctions through your existing web address. For instance, if your company's website is currently “” you can create a web address of “” and have it point directly to your online auction house through the Sharp Auction Engine. It is a technical process, so your website's administrator would be a handy person to keep close. All you need, however, is to log in to your web hosting account and make a few simple changes.
Before you go to your web hosting account and make changes, send us an SSL Request. Sign in to your SAE account, go to your Auctioneer Dashboard (by clicking the icon in the top right hand corner of the screen), then navigate to the "Account" tab. From this page, click the "Request Custom SSL Certificate Now" link on the right hand side of the page. Here you can provide us with some basic informat…

FAQ: What Is A Buyer's Premium?

A buyer's premium is an advertised percentage of the high bid or flat fee added to the high bid to determine the total contract price to be paid by the buyer.

FAQ: What Is the Difference Between a Reserve Auction and an Absolute Auction?

An absolute auction is one where the property is sold to the highest qualified bidder with no limiting conditions or amount. A reserve auction is one in which the seller retains the right to establish a minimum price.

FAQ: What Is the Difference Between a Spectator and a Bidder?

Users are required to confirm their email address when they create an account with Sharp Auction Engine. A spectator is one who has created an account but has not confirmed his or her email address. Spectators cannot bid in auctions. Bidders, however, have confirmed their email addresses and have the opportunity to bid in auctions.

FAQ: What is the Difference Between an Auctioneer, Clerk and Seller?

When you add additional users to your auction house, you can choose their roles to be Auctioneer, Clerk, or Seller. The type of role you assign the new user determines what they can and cannot do within the system.
Auctioneers have full access to the online auction house. They can create, edit, and publish catalogs and fully access and edit Auction House Settings. Clerks work closely with auctioneers, and thus have similar access with one main exception: clerks cannot publish listings. The auctioneer must sign in to review and publish the listings. Sellers can only create “For Sale” listings. They can publish, edit, and delete these types of listings only. They also do not have access to the Auction House Settings.  This type of user is great for additional staff members who help sell assets using the traditional “For Sale” method, such as real estate agents.
SAE gives you the ability to share your account with key members of your team, while remaining in control of what those users can d…

FAQ: What Is The Difference Between Online and On-Site Events?

An online only auction is held only on the website and accepts online bids only. An on-site event is held at a physical location and accepts in-person bids only. There are also occasions where the event will be both online AND on-site. In this instance, online bids are accepted up to the day of the on-site event, where in-person bids will also be accepted.

FAQ: What Size Logo Should I Use?

Your logo, when displayed as your profile image, will automatically resize to fit the profile image box, however, on your company's multi-instance, the logo will display in the size of the original uploaded image. This leaves the choice up to you as to how large you want your logo to be displayed. If your logo is showing up too big or too small, open it up in your computer's graphics software and resize it to the desired size shown below.