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Serious question alert!
How do you go about buying a domain name that is already taken?
Can you use a similar one? .org .net etc?
it says it's owned by a company called network solutions.
Wouldn't you just contact the company and say you'd like to buy the domain name?
to a 'make an offer' site but I don't want to get involved in an auction.
dunno then. Sorry.
the difference is that they've clearly worked out this is a domain name that will be more valuable thanks to its name and so they'll charge you a premium for it.
However, I'm pretty sure they're not allowed to rip you off so you should investigate what is actually a going rate for websites.
Or you could just check out all the alternative versions of the same name:
If you have a legitemate site attached to them all that clearly uses the domain name then you may be in a position to request it for a low price.
Regardless I'd only offer the $100 maximum.
But yeah, don't forget that if you owned MarksandSpencer.flibble then M&S could take it off you for free.
but it says 'offer must be between $100 and $25,000'.
they wont be able to refuse!
I'll let you know how it goes. wait here.