Ok so as your looking for domain names you notice many names you like are taken many are being used and many are just sitting there without even a web page on it. So you decide you want a certain domain. First you look up the whois thinking maybe they will sell it. When you get there you see the domain has privacy on it so you can not contact the owner. So the only other option is try to email [email protected] [email protected] the domain etc. But he may not even have a working email on the domain or be checking his email if you did get lucky. So you decide to do it the blackhat way. My example uses godaddy since I am not sure what happens at other companys. So heres what you do you first go to godaddy and choose domain transfer and act as if you are transfering the domain to godaddy ofcourse it will charge you to do this but you can get a refund if the domain does not transfer. Once you did that you will have to go thrue a process to transfer as you are going thrue this you will see a place that says admin email. below will be the users email so you can contact him regarding the purchase. I would probably start by letting him know about the transfer method and letting him know that is why he recieved the transfer so your on the up and up with him and then work your magic. If you get no responce a second option is to back order the domain. You can also be sneaky and report the domain whois info as not being correct to the domain registrar. This may cause the domain registrar to delete the domain if they can not contact the owner. This may also cost the owner as much as $200 if he decides he wants it back in the grace period given once it is deleted. If the domain is deleted your back order may succeed in purchasing the domain when it comes on the market. In order to keep this working I would not abuse this! I would only do it on domains you are very serious about purchasing. hope you get that domain you always wanted.