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Unable to buy domain

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9:46 pm on Jun 20, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I buy domain names just for the pleasure of it... hehehe, and even have some operating sites.

Recently I decided to open a new clothing company and wanted to buy the domain name for it.

Unfortunately the domain name was unused, taken and the whois was set to private.

No matter what method I tried couldn't get in touch with the owners... even paid <a domain registrar> to that for me and unsuccessful...

For now i settled for the domain name with differnt wording added to it until I can find a solution.

What to do next?

[edited by: Webwork at 9:52 pm (utc) on June 20, 2008]

2:25 am on June 21, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Here's a similar post [webmasterworld.com] to yours, from last week.

[edited by: encyclo at 11:43 pm (utc) on June 21, 2008]
[edit reason] fixed link [/edit]

4:42 am on June 21, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Thanks but, i need more of a creative solution to find the owner of the domain....
4:52 pm on June 21, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Money talks.

Don't say "I want to buy Example.com" or "I'm interested in buying Example.com". Say "I offer $$,$$$ for Example.com".

Send that message through the pipeline. IF it's good money for the domain you are more likely to get a message back.

If it's parked send that message to the domain parking company.

Lastly, since the larger domainers tend to hang out together and visit a limited variety of forums you might simply post your offer to buy at a few of the "other" cough cough domain forums - the ones that allow you to post specific domain names.

If you don't get a response you may simply be dealing with a domainer that isn't interested in "dealing retail". Anyone with a substantial portfolio, who deploys "domain privacy", is sending a pretty clear message: "I'm not interested. Go away!"

[edited by: Webwork at 5:46 pm (utc) on June 21, 2008]