You would like to buy your desired domain, but it has already been assigned to another user?
Don’t worry, we have the solution!
Since more and more domains are registered, it becomes increasingly improbable that your desired address is available. But the situation is not hopeless and you have the following options:
1. Write to the owner
Write to the owner of the desired domain. Owners who no longer use the domain are often prepared to pass on the address, possibly for a small expense allowance. As a result, you can easily buy the domain of your choice.
2. Domain sharing
Contact the owner and propose to share the domain and the fees with him/her.
3. Legitimate right
Try to convince the owner that you have a more serious right to the domain (e.g. through a registered trademark name).
4. Check domain exchanges
To buy the domain of your choice, you can also view and purchase Internet addresses available for sale at domain exchanges such as Sedo.
5. Use fantasy names
If the desired name is already in use, it is often helpful to choose fantasy names. However, you should first consult the Internet to exclude that the new name has an offensive meaning in other language areas.
6. Name affixes
Another option is name affixes. For example, the bookstore xyz can find a virtual home at www.buch-xyz.de (www.book-xyz.de) instead of www.xyz.de. However, the address should not be too long and should always be concise and comprehensible.
7. Other languages
Who states that a domain name must be kept in the national language? The bookstore xyz, for example, could also make it obvious with the address www.xyz-books.de that it is also aimed at English-speaking users. However, special attention must be paid to ensuring that the translation is unambiguous.
8. Other top-level domain
Who states that it must always be “.de”? There are many other TLDs like “.com” or “.online” under which the desired name may still be available.