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I've registered a lot of domains, but I've never bought one that's already been registered. How do you go about the process of buying a domain this way? In other words, what is standard procedure for paying for the domain, and assuring that the domain is actually transferred to my registrar once we've paid? Never having done this before, I'd kind of like some guidance before making an offer.
I once sold a domain through afternic and the payment process we used at the time was escrow at the time (2000) it seemed to take a complete age but it was secure for both parties to buy and sell domains. And I am sure with the time that has past since then that their process will have become faster...
Go to afternic.com and sedo.com and see if it is listed for sale there.
If you agree on a price, go through escrow.com and offer to pay the fee yourself.
Don't say you want this name for your business if you don't have to.
Explore the dash name, plural and .net .org .info .us etc if you can't get your first choice.