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How buy a domain name directly by its owner?

Discussion in 'Domain Names' started by magick81, Feb 9, 2022.

  1. #1
    Hello,

    some weeks ago I wanted to buy a domain name in pending delete status, but the back order was not available. After I wrote an email at registrant and now the new owner ask me my highest offer to buy this domain. If I make an offer, how buy directly this domain avoiding scams?

    Thank you in advanced.
    SEMrush
     
    magick81, Feb 9, 2022 IP
    SEMrush
  2. sarahk

    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    #2
    You're off to a good start.

    Only you, and your business partners, know how important this domain name is to your project. Come up with the amount and offer it.

    I have a domain that I get plenty of unsolicited interest in and I always ask them for their idea of its value. The amount is always laughable when I think of the work I'd need to do prior to handing it over. Your case is slightly different because the owner has already shown that they're not using it.

    As for avoiding scams - use an escrow service.
     
    sarahk, Feb 9, 2022 IP
  3. magick81

    magick81 Peon

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    Hi sarahk,

    is for a startup project and the domain have not an important keyword. Old registrant tried to sell for 200$ but did not succeed. I think offer 40$.

    Some suggest for escrow service?
     
    magick81, Feb 9, 2022 IP
  4. sarahk

    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    I wouldn't bother with escrow for $40.
     
    sarahk, Feb 9, 2022 IP
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    The first step in buying a domain name that's already owned is to contact the owner and ask them if they want to sell it to you. Then, you'll need to agree on a price, and finally, you'll need to pay for the domain name. Trust is the key! This is a bit gamble because you ahve to pay first.
     
    Eli Parker, Feb 9, 2022 IP
  6. sarahk

    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    But if it's only $40 you haven't lost much. Sounds like the old owner doesn't want much for it.
     
    sarahk, Feb 9, 2022 IP
  7. magick81

    magick81 Peon

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    The owner says accept minimum 100$ but now he sell it with dan.com for 1,500$. This domain name is not a premium domain and haven't important keyword. I don't understand.

    I any case thank you to all for your suggestion.
     
    magick81, Feb 12, 2022 IP
  8. sarahk

    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    He realised it had value and took a punt at selling it for more. How surge pricing worked in the old days!
     
    sarahk, Feb 12, 2022 IP
  9. magick81

    magick81 Peon

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    The market dictates the price: last year the old owner tried sell it for 200$ but he failed and after the domain is expired. I don't think there are many people interested. I wait...
     
    magick81, Feb 13, 2022 IP
  10. sarahk

    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    There only needs to be one
     
    sarahk, Feb 13, 2022 IP
  11. mike30

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    He just realized someone had interest in the domain, or to justify the sales cost at dan had to increase the sales price.
     
    mike30, Feb 13, 2022 IP
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    #12
    You can buy a domain that is taken by following these steps:

    1. Check what the domain is currently being used for
    2. Find out who owns the domain name
    3. Determine what you’re willing to pay
    4. Contact the owner
    5. Negotiate the purchase
     
    Daniel165, Mar 3, 2022 IP
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    #13
    You can purchase an already-registered domain by completing these steps:

    1. Check to see if the domain is presently in use. The first thing you should do is go to the domain you want to purchase.
    2. To find out who owns the domain name, go to WhoIs.com.
    3. Decide how much you're willing to pay.
    4. Make contact with the property owner.
    5. Negotiate the price of the transaction.
     
    Kerry Watson, Mar 4, 2022 IP
  14. sarahk

    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    #4 is the hardest. Most owners won't even see your email, it'll go straight to spam. Phone calls? chat messages? what has worked for you?
     
    sarahk, Mar 4, 2022 IP
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    You can use escrow service or check with the domain registrar where the domain is registered, if they have a marketplace, the process would be automatically completed (paying and receiving the domain).
     
    RoseHosting, Mar 5, 2022 IP
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    This is how I though the process worked.
     
    PullMyFinger, Mar 28, 2022 IP
  17. Johnnnnnn

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    There are a few ways to buy a domain name directly from the owner. One way is to use a domain name broker. A domain name broker is a company that specializes in helping people buy and sell domain names. They usually have a large database of domain names for sale and can help you negotiate a deal.

    Another way to buy a domain name from the owner is to use an online auction site like eBay.
    Regard: https://mamc.ae/
     
    Johnnnnnn, Jun 1, 2022 IP
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    the price of this domain is not worth it to expect any scam. Trust the guy, pay and you'll get the domain. Escrow is safe, but a lot of hussle for just a small amount. Take the risk and go for it.
     
    Hans Kooiman, Jun 1, 2022 IP