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Kantro




msg:3386716
 8:39 am on Jul 5, 2007 (gmt 0)

Hello all,

There is a domain out there that I BADLY want, <snip>. The page isn't currently being used for any purpose whatsoever (aka the browser returns a "Problem loading page" message) and every domain except for .com is currently available.

I tried to contact the owner using a reverse Whois lookup, but have yet to get a response (and don't expect one). However, I noticed that this current ownership over the domain expires this coming December. Is there any way I can do some kind of Advanced Domain Registration or something that can secure this domain for me when it becomes available in a couple months?

Or is there another way I should be going about this? I am completely inexperienced in the realm of domain name markets, so I apologize for the simplicity of this post, but getting this domain would be a huge step for my business as far as branding and creating a memorable user experience.

Thanks for the help.

[edited by: engine at 9:35 am (utc) on July 5, 2007]
[edit reason] No specific domains, thanks [/edit]

 

ritch_b




msg:3386962
 2:40 pm on Jul 5, 2007 (gmt 0)

There are a number of "name drop" services available and a quick search on your favourite search engine should present you with a reasonable list of providers.

Different providers have different payment models, but all work on the same principle; they wait until the domain expires and becomes available for purchase, then attempt to purchase it on your behalf.

Success varies widely; I've used a number of services, but found the success rate to be quite poor. Conversely, others have had more joy. If you're keen on this particular domain, it may be worth signing up to a number of providers, rather than keeping your eggs in one basket.

R.

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