I'll try to keep this simple and yes I know, probably few of us here are legal experts but I need some feedback. I want to create a casual blog that reviews one of my favorite hobbies (yes there will be affiliate marketing down the road but not yet) regularly. In looking for a domain name, I found an awesome name that is short, sweet, and expired. Four years ago there was a website built on it that was also reviewing this same hobby. They were creating reviews and even had a message board for users. It never really took off for them and they just let it drop. It has amazing backlinks though, great PA and DA. My question is, should I buy the domain and develop the similar site with all of my own content? I did a USPTO.gov search and found no trademark for the brand. Thankfully the word is an acronym and I have a different use for the letters than the original owner. I found the previous owner through social media searches and he's a full time web designer working for a large company with a whole host of skills. Maybe I should contact him? Your thoughts are much appreciated.