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05 Apr 2009 Buying Domains
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Buying Domains

The best ways to purchase a domain

Getting your desired domain(s) can be a challenging task. In contrast to just registering an available domain you will have to be prepared to spend a lot more money. The current owner can set his price just as he desires. Sometimes you will be able to get nice bargains in other cases the owners might only sell well above a realistic price. So where can you find domains to purchase?

Options for buying domains

  • Contact current owner (by email or phone, check the whois for his details)
  • Domain auction (at conferences or marketplaces)
  • Domain broker
  • Domain forum
  • Domain marketplace (such as Sedo)
  • Drop catching (expired or deleted domains)

Before placing a bid for a domain think of the purpose that the domain will be used for. This can be helpful for finding the price you are prepared to spend.

Purpose of the domain you want to buy 

  • Domain development (Justifies price above market value)
  • Domain flipping (Has to be a bargain unless you already have a buyer at a higher price)
  • Domain investment (Has to have a fair price with long term upside potential)
  • Domain parking (Has to have enough traffic)
  • Resale (Has to be priced cheap)

Find out more about the options and purposes as well as about risks associated with buying domains and the 7 domain types in our how to buy a domain name section.

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