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Hey guys!

I am wishing to push out a brand, but the website seems to be taken. Is there anyway I can try and buy back the domain? The website is pretty much a dead website just a bunch of ad links on there, not being used for anything. Also does anyone know of a good hosting company for cheap? I heard godaddy and hostgator are good, but I haven't really done any research. Cheap would be preferred since I am a college student.



Thanks guys!
Edited by tianh - 12/15/11 at 3:29pm
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You can backorder it for a premium fee, but the chance of actually registering the domain is about 0.01% and you would have to wait till the domain expires, and it could be from a year to many years. From the description of the website, it seems to be taken up by black hats who just register random domain names with previous traffic, and hold onto it.

My suggestion is to just find an available domain.
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Thank you for the suggestion. Is there no way I can try to contact the owner and try to buy the domain from him/her? I mean don't these companies buy these domains in order to try and sell it for a profit? Is there any type of service where an agent will try and buy the domain on my behalf?


Thanks for the comment though and still looking for a good host to get things up and running!
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It depends on the owner if they are just auctioning bulk domains, however do not expect to pay less than $20. Domains usually auction from $100+ go to http://who.is and enter the domain in question, it should pop up with the administrative contact details.
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It depends on the owner if they are just auctioning bulk domains, however do not expect to pay less than $20. Domains usually auction from $100+ go to http://who.is and enter the domain in question, it should pop up with the administrative contact details.

Thank you! The owner has been contacted and now I am waiting for the response! +rep. I sent you a PM too btw smile.gif
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If you want a cheap, but decent webhosting solution, then Godaddy is a good route to take. For similar packages, Hostgator does cost a little bit more, but they're generally ranked higher in performance, features, and support (which in my opinion is definitely worth the dollar or so extra you might pay). Bluehost is another option that's very comparable to Hostgator, and one that I like to suggest based purely on my great personal experience with them.
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