There are a few alternatives to domain name escrow, including:
Using a credit card: When you buy a domain name with a credit card, you have some protection from fraud or scams. However, if the domain name is not as described, you may have difficulty getting a refund.
Using a wire transfer: Wire transfers are fast and secure, but they can be expensive.
Using a PayPal account: PayPal offers some protection for buyers and sellers, but it’s important to read the terms and conditions carefully before using the service.