Domain Name Acquisition
Our domain acquisition services are designed to help you buy the domain you want, when you want it, even if it’s not currently listed for sale in any domain marketplace.
So, how do you go about buying a domain that someone else already owns?
The answer to that question goes beyond the scope of this page, but we can summarise by saying that our domain brokers are trained to use a variety of domain acquisition techniques, including but not limited to:
- Directly Contacting the Owner
Even if a registered domain is not for sale, it is possible for us to find the owner’s contact details via a WHOIS lookup, and then contact them on your behalf via phone or email. Our team of expert brokers can negotiate the sale in your favour and have achieved competitively high success rates when acquiring domains for new and existing clients. We know how to persuade a domain owner into letting their domain go for the lowest possible price, even if they weren’t originally planning on selling at all.
- Using Brokerage Services
If necessary, we can use the brokerage services associated with the company that is the registrar of the domain to ensure the highest chance of acquiring the domain you want or need for your online branding efforts. We’re experienced in navigating domain sales and acquisitions in most major domain marketplaces and auctions sites.
- Bidding on Aftermarket Auctions
We can also scout and bid on specific domains in popular aftermarkets like Sedo or Afternic. If the domain you want is already up for auction, we’ll find the auction and start bidding at your request according to your budget. We can even negotiate the sale through Escrow to keep fees minimal for our clients.
- Filing a Legal Claim
If you feel as though you might be entitled to take ownership of a specific domain because the name itself infringes on a trademark that you had already registered before the date of the domain’s registration, we can help you explore the option of acquiring the domain via the Uniform Domain-Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP), which would allow you to acquire the domain without paying any costs but the UDRP fees.
- Exploring All Options
If it is absolutely impossible to acquire the domain name you originally wanted, all hope is not lost, as we can help you explore similar domain names and other options for potentially obtaining the domain name you wanted at a later date. Our expertise in company branding and domain name valuation puts us in an ideal position to provide useful guidance in regard to domain name selection.