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Options to get registered domain?

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by SavageX, Sep 7, 2014.

  1. SavageX

    SavageX Junior Member

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    Hey,

    I really want a domain that someone else has registered. There's actually two I want:

    first site - really old website, updated in like 2010, I've managed to track this person down through whois but I am not getting any response from messages sent.

    second site - just a parked domain, and no whois information, except from a name thats really common.

    I'm willing to buy it off them obviously, but I don't want to waste money on GoDaddy or other services that offer to contact them, because I think it will look like I'm too keen buying these services and they will ask for a hugely inflated price, plus its not guaranteed.

    Additionally, they are both set to expire next year, but I assume they will auto-renew as they have renewed this year and the second one renewed two years ago.

    Anyone had any luck with this type of thing?

    Cheers
     
  2. xaviel

    xaviel Newbie

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    Hi SavageX

    There is nothing wrong with using GoDaddy to contact them (It just shows you a re interested, but not desperate). Maybe the current domain holder is looking to sell the domain?

    When you talk with them, try to be genuine in your approach: "We are a small mom & pop shop and feel that the domain would really represent our brand well, etc" (If this the case).

    Bottom line, do try to engage in a conversation as soon as you can, but don't be needy.

    Ive had a similar situation where one of our newer product's name was already a registered domain. So we contacted them, and after a few months we agreed to a price. So it does work, it takes a bit of time.

    Hope this helps.
     
  3. saber210

    saber210 Supreme Member

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    Try to contact them.. ICANN regulates that you must put the real whois information on your domains..

    If you want to shed out $XXX-XXXX for that domain, you can try godaddy.
     
  4. ExecutiveDude

    ExecutiveDude Regular Member

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    Check out the marketplace
    There are few guys who are selling expiring high PR domain
    Post here if you dont find them