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schapel
02-09-2007, 09:28 AM
I'm looking for some good domain names, and the best ones tend to be taken, of course. There are several domain names that I like that are obviously or not so obviously for sale. Some take me to a site that gives a phone number to call to buy the domain name. Others bring up a search site that says is "parked free," and by following links it's suggested that I can try a domain buy service to buy the domain name.

Does anyone have experience with domain buy services such as GoDaddy's (https://www.godaddy.com/gdshop/broker/landing.asp?isc=goox2001au&ci=7267) or GreatDomain's (http://www.greatdomains.com/)? Are there others you might recommend?

schapel
02-13-2007, 11:32 AM
Does anyone have experience with domain buy services such as GoDaddy's (https://www.godaddy.com/gdshop/broker/landing.asp?isc=goox2001au&ci=7267) or GreatDomain's (http://www.greatdomains.com/)? Are there others you might recommend?Hmmm... I also found sedo.com. It seems like no one here has personal experience with these types of services. Does anyone know of a book or other resource that discusses such services? Anyone?

Update: I found http://www.dailydomainer.com/ which discusses many aspects of domains, such as buying and selling, but doesn't seem to have much information about the different services available.

rolling
02-13-2007, 03:44 PM
I wouldn't bother using a service as they will take their cut, although they might offer guarantees to stop you from being defrauded. Why not just do a whois lookup and contact the registrant directly?

schapel
03-30-2007, 08:13 AM
I wouldn't bother using a service as they will take their cut, although they might offer guarantees to stop you from being defrauded. Why not just do a whois lookup and contact the registrant directly?
I suppose that would work for some domains, but for others, the websites themselves tell you which service to use to buy the domain.

jalal
03-31-2007, 07:13 AM
I suspect you haven't got much response because noone has any experience of them. I've never tried them and I've always assumed that it was just someone trying to make a fast buck at my expense.

Let us know if you do get some experience (good or bad)....

wildjokerdesign
03-31-2007, 07:28 AM
I suppose that would work for some domains, but for others, the websites themselves tell you which service to use to buy the domain.
I think that what you are seeing in this case are domains that have expired in their registration or where bought up by a company that bets on the fact that someone well want the name and well be willing to pay big bucks for it. :) As Jalal said "trying to make a fast buck at my expense".

I find this very annoying. I had one client where because of the sudden death of the of the original "on file" owner of the domain the organization was unable to keep the rights to the domain name. It now displays a bunch of associate program links with a message that it can be purchased because such a company was able to buy it out from under them. :mad: