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Unowned Domain Names

3:26 pm on May 13, 2007 (gmt 0)

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What if there is a domain name that is completely unowned, how do I go about obtaining it for myself?
7:53 pm on May 13, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Welcome to WebmasterWorld kyle21. It depends on what domain extension - whether you want a generic TLD (top-level domain) such as .com, .net etc. or if you want a country-specific domain.

For .com and other generic domains, you can buy them from a certified registrar (list [verisign.com]) or reseller. For a country-specific domain (.ca, .fr, .co.uk etc.) then check with the registry for that country which companies are approved registrars.

Hope that helps. :)

12:45 am on May 14, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I wanted a .com but that just takes me to a site about domains. How would I obtain that domain or see who owns it?

However, when I go to the .net or .org, nothing comes up. How would I go about obtaining those?

Sorry I'm new to all this lol.

[edited by: encyclo at 12:55 am (utc) on May 14, 2007]
[edit reason] removed specifics, see your sticky mail :) [/edit]

5:40 pm on May 14, 2007 (gmt 0)

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You just need to choose a domain registrar either you can check the list in the previous post or a simple google search will help you to find a registrar. Sorry, we can not give company names here.

After you perform a domain search (whatever you like) choose the domain you would like (if it is available) to get and simply complete steps in company's web site. You will endup with payment screen. As soon as you complete the payment process you will be the new owner of the domain.

12:18 pm on May 19, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Recently i send an email to the owner of a unowned domain...

but the systems displayed delivered.

so i can't contact with him, i don't know whether he will sell this domain...

what should i do?

2:46 am on May 21, 2007 (gmt 0)

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If its an unowned domain, how can there be an owner to contact?

Its possible that there may not be a website present on the domain, but the domain is still owned by someone and may be used for email only (for example)

12:25 pm on May 29, 2007 (gmt 0)

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//Recently i send an email to the owner of a unowned domain... :)

If there is no owner to it, you can just grab it for 10 dollars or less. But you made me smile there.


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