Purchasing a registered domain name

(3 Posts)
Nix01 Tue 29-Oct-13 13:16:58

Has anyone successfully done this before? How long did it take and how much did it cost?

The domain name I want has been registered by this company and when I checked WHOIS they'd renewed it in September 2013. It is not being used, it just seems to be taken.

https://www.123-reg.co.uk

makeusawebsite Thu 31-Oct-13 17:05:55

If the domain was registered you would have quite a battle in terms of trying to take it from the current owner.

The situation depends very much on if it is a .co.uk or if it is a .com domain. The process of trying to claim ownership is different for the two.

If the are using your trademarked brand/company name, then you MAY be have a claim. If it is simply a domain name you desire, then you have no claim....regardless of what the other people are using it for... or indeed if they are using it at all.

Ticks84 Thu 31-Oct-13 18:50:52

People buy domain names to sell... It's very annoying. If you contact them they might sell but people put stupid prices on domain names. Can you put a hyphen in it or something?

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