WEB Best way of Buying a Domain off someone?

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  1. Vistrix

    Vistrix So Say We All

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    Whats the easiest/safest way of buying a domain off someone?

    Im interested in buying a domain but its already taken....and whois doesnt contain any contact details.

    Its registered till November 08.
     
  2. Supergeek

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    - Go to the website if it exists; it may have a "If you're interested in buying this domain..." link.
    - Whois information HAS to have contact details of some sort, even if it's protected by an email protection system. If there's no contact details, you should contact the registrar it's with and complain, and they will force the owner to put info there or the owner will lose his domain.
     
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  3. Finest

    Finest OG #93

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    Good luck. I've contacted a few squatters about buying their domain names and none of them wanted less than 4 digits each. :squint:
     
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    Supergeek New Member

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    Often true. Even if it only makes them a couple bucks a month, that's more than the cost of registration. For some people, domains are a long-term investment and they have literally hundreds of thousands of domains and they make bank.
     
  5. Jesse

    Jesse PSN: iamajesse; XBL: Inhale My Rod; G8 GT crew; Ne OT Supporter

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    Sell one, and you are covered for the renewal costs on the rest for ages.
     
  6. Yuppy

    Yuppy Have a seat right there....

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    they are not exactly a depreciating asset either.
     
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    i think they're a great investment as long as domain names in their current form stay around, which i don't see them going away. only so many ways you can arrange letters in a meaningful way that people will remember. obviously they'll keep adding TLD's, but that will just make the originals more and more valuable (.com, .net, .org, etc).

    i'm up to 48 at the moment, they've been parked for a week, so i don't expect a huge flow of income, but once google crawls them hopefully make up the renewal fees.
     
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    why do u think google will rank your parked domain high enough for you to get traffic?
     
  9. Ebtek

    Ebtek Afraid of 138

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    it was a cool experience about a year ago at the company i work at. we discovered a squatter owned a couple of variations of our business name that we had trademarked. our company has cash so we hired our lawyers to go after them. sent them cease & desist letters, worked through that internet arbitration organization...they ended up taking the domain name over and moved it to another registrar and gave us the username/password to the account

    :bowdown:
     
  10. hurleyint1386

    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    I've contacted about 10 owners and I haven't received a single e-mail from any of them
     
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    Finest OG #93

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    Most of them don't even know they own those names anymore since they're squatting on a gazillion of them. :greddy:
     
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    there's few things i hate more in the world than to think of an amazing domain idea only to find that its just been parked somewhere...
     

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