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Buying an inactive, registered domain?

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by Evostance, Mar 12, 2015.

  1. Evostance

    Evostance Junior Member

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    I've found a domain I quite like, but the issue is that it's registered, with whois protection.

    The URL itself fails DNS lookup, but I am unsure of how I go about inquiring to buy it. The only thing I can find is Sedo, where they'll charge be £70 to try and get it

    Any tips?
     
  2. thomansfel

    thomansfel Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Check the registrar, sign up and backorder the domain. If the current owner doesn't renew, you will get it for reg fee once expired.
     
  3. Evostance

    Evostance Junior Member

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    I just want to buy the domain name, there is no website running on it at the moment.

    When going to the site, you get:

    Does this mean, that backordered the domain won't let me have it until 28th May 2022?!
     
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    twitter.followers Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Yes, since it has been registered till 28/05/2022, even if you backorder it, you won't get it before that date. And if the current owner plans to renew it before that, you still won't get it!

    The only way to get it before that is try contacting the owner of the domain, look up for his details and make him an offer he can't refuse.
     
  5. SkyrocketSEO

    SkyrocketSEO Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Something is telling me that they wont sell it...no one register sites for 10 years if they wanna drop it.
     
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    wait for 7 years and then register it once it get expire :D
     
  7. Evostance

    Evostance Junior Member

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    Gah thought so. Scrap that idea then!

    I'll just get the domain, prefixed with "my". Works just as well. Thanks all