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Domain name we want is taken and parked. What do we do?

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by daveslaine, Aug 9, 2013.

  1. daveslaine

    daveslaine Newbie

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    Hey BHW, I have no expertise in buying domains which are already owned. The guy has all his info on whois, and I emailed him months ago and he wishes to sell it.

    It is not a website that is a popular keyterm or a word, but he has it.

    I was wondering, how do I go to approach to purchase it from him?

    How much would he sell a domain for that most people wouldnt think to search for or make themselves?

    Also, he lives far away, how would I be able to purchase it safely from him without getting phucked over?

    Is a $1000 for a domain name a good purchase? Note the domain name is not highly desired, its not even desired its just a domain name he has.
     
  2. sashablack

    sashablack Elite Member

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    where is it parked?
     
  3. daveslaine

    daveslaine Newbie

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    Godaddy
     
  4. loclhero

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    Contact meathead1234. He is pretty much the guy here who does this for a living. You can't just randomly say a domain is worth X amount of dollars. If it was a full running website, the owner could say it makes X per month and you can formulate from that. But a domain is only going to be worth what someone wants to pay for it and the owner agrees. You might email him and say you'd like to buy it for 50 bucks. If he agrees, that's what it's worth. Also, I would suggest doing it through an escrow account so you don't get fucked.

    But contact meathead1234 and see if he can help you.
     
  5. daveslaine

    daveslaine Newbie

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    I prefer my domain name to be private, and not be shared online.

    Which escrow services would I use?

    Should I use Godaddys domain buy service?
     
  6. TheMasterOfMoney

    TheMasterOfMoney Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    You can trust meathead1234, he is an expert and one of the best guys here.
     
  7. Duffers5000

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    Man, its just about negotiating.

    you can check the wayback
    to see if he ever had anything on it.

    If he hasnt then he is just a domainer looking for some profit. fair enough

    The fact that you have already contacted him expressing an interest goes against you.

    Send him a nice email asking could you buy his domain for your new business for $150. Try and make your business sound like its you and your best mate operating out of your friends spare room. Negotiations will ensue but your counter offers should go up in $10s and make it seem like its a big stretch for you.

    Dont answer emails immediately,let him chill for 48 hours each time.
     
  8. john1444

    john1444 Elite Member

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    You are still in the early stage, get another name..

    There are tons of great name out there, you only need to put on your thinking cap.
     
  9. Furious George

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    Register another one.
     
  10. daveslaine

    daveslaine Newbie

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    No we already have an almost complete site, and the premise is based on that specific domain name.
     
  11. LaLore

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    Then this means, that domain is worth whatever you are willing to pay for it. Whether it's $50 or $5000.
    Try the Godaddy Buy service if you're not confident moving forward with the negotiation process. Again, getting a professionals advice would be valuable here...aka meathead1234
     
  12. KraftyKyle

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    It's really worth what you're willing to pay for it. If you haven't emailed the owner, try and get a price out of them first. Don't be the first one to offer a price as it will only go up from there. Have him put out the first price and it will only go down from there. If he asks, lowball. Say $100 is your budget as you weren't expecting to have to purchase a domain. Then when he says $400, act very reluctant and try to bargain and if he isn't budging after a few days just say ok and get it for $400. You just saved yourself $600. Unless it's through a brokerage company, you should be able to get a decent price depending on the domain.
     
  13. alinator

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    Meathead does do more with websites rather than domains but ask him anyways.

    It really is quite simple. If you want the domain then you will have to buy it, no matter what.

    1) Do a WhoIs search on the domain, check if the domain owner owns any other domains (put their email into google). If you are probably looking at a domain investor.

    2) Go in with a low number, don't seem desperate and negotiate!

    Or find a company that does domain acquisition, you will have to pay them a commission though. I have not used them but I have heard MediaOptions are great.

    Good luck, let us know how you get on.
     
  14. daveslaine

    daveslaine Newbie

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    Yes he has all his info placed and uses an aol email. I will google search the email and see whats up. He is willing to sell.

    I think a reasonable price for him might be $1000.

    I hope we can try to net it for $500-600
     
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    yoo fuk ya mamma
     
  16. daveslaine

    daveslaine Newbie

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    lulz.

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    Wtf was the point of that lol.

    smh
     
  17. kindarthur

    kindarthur Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    LoLz!!! I guess, now he is fucking with banned signature Ha Ha !!! :(

     
  18. Fathom

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    Is there an area on the parked page to contact the owner? Have you checked out the whois info? Surely you don't need help in buying an undesirable domain.
    Contact the owner, figure out your budget and start low.
     
  19. MickMcG

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    why did u develop a website based on a name u dont have? :-/
    have u tried the alternative tlds (.net/org/co etc..?) u might find u can grab one of those at standard rates.
    if u really must have that domain u are after, check how long the current owner has had it for and multiply the number of years by $10 and that will be a minimum place u should start ur negotiation from IMO. like others have suggested, getting some advice if possible from meathead is a really good idea as he may be able to make some good suggestions for u to save a few $ ;)
     
  20. ZZZnick

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    1000$ for good domain is nothing. This is an investment.