2018-05-31 at 1:01 PM UTC
Never bought a domain before, one I like is "parked" ( I guess that's what it's called, where someone is holding it in speculation ) registrar is ENOM, INC . godaddy says it's mine for about 2500 bucks and amusingly enom.com says a higher price of around 2700.
I think I will want to use it in the future but I don't think it's worth that much to me currently. Anyone negotiated prices on domains before? I would be willing to spend 3 or 400 US to acquire it now.
2018-05-31 at 1:05 PM UTC
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I think for the most part the value is estimated based on how close it is to other popular URLs so they're likely nowhere near accurate. Before making an offer ask the holder how much they want for it.
I've only ever bought domains straight from the registrar though, fuck those domain squatting cock fiends
2018-05-31 at 1:09 PM UTC
it's probably .com you're looking at for that price, and a single english word or phrase too. Domains that expire go to auction, ones that are parked, you contact the owner listed in the whois and wait for a reply. Email the contact, or go to the registrar and submit a request, offer 400… wait for 6 months… then you got it (but probably will never hear from them again, and get spam from other people selling domains)
Or, find a catchy domain that isnt a .com and utilize a non-traditional TLD like cytu.be or any of the hundreds of new TLDs, go to Namecheap.com and search new TLDs.
Whats the domain?
Also I run a web host
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I really hate domain squatters. Keep in mind by paying for the domain you're encouraging their behaviour.
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2018-05-31 at 5:04 PM UTC
If they didn't park it for the last 12 years then someone else would probably actually be using it for real. And it wouldn't be me and I would have basically no hope of obtaining it.
So they actually help me have more options.
2018-06-01 at 2:49 AM UTC
it's not all that bad, domains have to have some sort of arbitrary value, otherwise some company would've just squatted on every possible domain already and charge a premium. The rule is simple, either be clever and original, or pay the premium to some asshole