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1. I'm in Europe and I want to buy the ".com" domain, develop a business, it is possible to make a newspaper in the future but my goal is to build a portal website mainly.
2. I want to know how much should I maximum pay and when, after I develop a business and see if it's succesful or now ? Should I contact the owner or use domain agencies to aquire it for me ?
3 If he doesnt sell it or asks too much, should I use a european country domain and not having a ".com" is that bad ?
4. <Edit>How should I explore trademark issues?</Edit>
Thank you for your time
[edited by: Webwork at 3:14 pm (utc) on Mar. 20, 2008]
[edit reason] Please see Charter regarding trademark discussions [/edit]
I want to know how much should I maximum pay
No one in this forum can advise you on how much you should offer :-¦
That said, I would offer the maximum amount you can invest in this domain name (and also the maximum you can afford ;-)
I receive numerous offers to buy domain names -- many are in the USD $5.00 - $100.00 range -- and I don't reply to any of them.
Without knowing what price range you are considering, it's difficult to give definitive advice -- so my suggestion, above, is meant to try to get the registrant's attention. IF you are prepared to make a significant offer of say, USD $5,000 or more, I might offer different advice.
If you are successful in obtaining the domain name, you may have some form of "buyer's remorse", and think "gee! I could probably have paid less for it ...". On the other hand, if you offered less, you might not have been successful in obtaining the domain name!
Should I contact the owner or use domain agencies to acquire it for me ?
If you have a means of contacting the registrant, I would probably do that. You might consider including in your email that the amount you are offering is the maximum you can offer.
If it were me, I would probably call the registrant, if I could.
Using a domain broker for the transaction may or may not be helpful -- it depends on the situation and the broker. If it makes you more comfortable to let someone else handle the transaction, then that is also an important consideration.
Using a broker may lend more credibility to your offer -- and more security to the seller (as well as you).
On the other hand, using a broker is going to cost someone money ...