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Old 12-10-2007, 08:12 AM   #1
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Default Buying a domain from someone

Hi everyone,

About one and a half years ago I wanted to buy a domain name, I always put it aside until one day I decided to go ahead and register it. Turns out, someone did so 2 days earlier -.-

Alright, so my first thought was: gee, think of another one. But after noticing that this domain name (which had no traffic whatsoever coming to it) was used as one of those "find something interesting" pages full of useless links (if you know what I mean), I decided to try and get hold of the owner and purchase the domain off him. Now, I tried this for several months, contacting the registrar, resp. the host, the person listed in the whois (even found his msn live page), tried emailing him several times, adding him to msn messenger, etc, but everything failed.

So, my big question to all of you :-) any expert tipps? Did I miss something? I really want this domain.

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Old 12-28-2007, 08:53 AM   #2
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k, first of all, you need to know whether the domain is blacklisted by famous search engine. else you will wasting your money buying this.
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Old 07-11-2008, 01:11 AM   #3
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Everydody has it's experise .we should share together , then wew can get the best
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Old 01-14-2009, 03:45 PM   #4
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Well I have a feeling the owner doesnt want to sell the domain and is building a website on it. Or he is a domain broker.
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Old 01-16-2009, 04:52 AM   #5
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Sebastian I can recommend you to get in contact with one of brokers from sedo , If there is any way to contact the owner of the domain they can find it for you ( i`m not affiliate with sedo by any way ) and I think honestly they are good company ..
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Old 01-16-2009, 08:33 AM   #6
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don't you want to share them for everyone?! =)
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Old 01-28-2009, 05:53 AM   #7
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About one and a half years ago I wanted to buy a domain name, I always put it aside until one day I decided to go ahead and register it. Turns out, someone did so 2 days earlier -.-
I think this is a godaddy story. Be awared they monitor researched domains after your session expires. If they like a domain name that was not registered within the session, they bookmark it, hopping to sell it better.

So, do not waist your time anymore, contact the broker. Next time, take care and register what you like.
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Old 01-28-2009, 06:22 AM   #8
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I would hazard a guess even if you do manage to get in touch with the owner you wont like the price asked for. Have you considered purchasing the domain with a different prefix .de, .net etc you still get the name you want but just a different extension.
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Old 01-28-2009, 06:44 AM   #9
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This thread is over a year old, so I guess the question is, did you end up getting it Sebastian?
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Old 03-30-2009, 09:49 PM   #10
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Use a domain broker or domain buy agent from a big company like Sedo or GoDaddy and see if they can acquire it for you.
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Old 03-04-2015, 07:31 PM   #11
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To me it’s not such a wise idea to go with purchasing it from someone since domains are very cheap now so why risk the money by doing that instead now we can directly buy it from GoDaddy and get massive discount. I am currently getting .Com domain at just 99 cents with the coupon code “99word” so this is wonderful offer for me.
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I would hazard a guess even if you do manage to get in touch with the owner you wont like the price asked for. Have you considered purchasing the domain with a different prefix .de, .net etc you still get the name you want but just a different extension.
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