Strategies to Purchase a Domain Which Is Already Taken by Someone

Finding the right domain name for your product/service can be a cumbersome task. While there are plenty of options in the market, nothing may work the way something that complements your brand. 

When it comes to domains, we all want something that is easily spoken or typed. 

One of the worst feelings is when you come across something that is already taken up by someone. Does that mean you should give up? Not really. When you’re searching to buy a domain name, anything can happen. Even if a domain name is sold out, you can still repurchase it at the right price. 

How? Today, I am going to help you learn just that. 

Here are remarkable strategies which can help you easily purchase a domain name of your choice. 

Purchase it From the Domain Owner Himself

Many people don’t even consider the option of repurchasing an already sold out domain. They are under the impression that the owner might already be planning to launch a website on it. In fact, you will be amazed to learn how many owners are already interested in selling their domains. There are so many people who are doing this business; they purchase domains which they believe will become profitable in the future, and then sit on out. When the price is right, they sell them & make a hefty profit on it. So before you give up on the idea of giving up on the domain, think of purchasing it first. 

How can you purchase it? 

Well, to begin with, you have to find who owns the domain name on WHOIS. 

While searching a domain up, you will either be shown who is the current owner or it will indicate the domain name is WHOISGUARD PROTECTED. Here the domain owner has hidden his information. 

If the name is hidden, then it’s best you approach them through their website if it’s active. 

Once in contact, let the owner know you are interested in purchasing the service. 

Add a Prefix or Suffix to an Existing Domain Name

If there’s a particular domain name which you want to purchase and it has already been taken, adding a suffix or prefix isn’t a bad option. For instance, if there’s a domain name called, “” and you want to purchase a similar domain, then you can always add, “” 

If you are planning to launch an app, you can always use something like, “” 

Be creative. Find the right keyword which resonates with your desired audience. Here’s an exciting way to make use of the same domain name, by adding a bit of your own twist to the domain name. 

Don’t worry about the similarities in the domain name. 

If you have an SEO person who is sharp enough to outrank the competition, you have got the game. 

Go for A Region Specific Extension

Region specific extensions are a specific type of extensions which belong to a particular region. For example, if you want to launch your website in the United Kingdom, a .uk domain is a TLD extension. As far as you’re running a business in the United States, getting a .com domain name is good enough for you. But when you are planning to expand your business, it’s where a TLD domain comes in. 

What if you’re currently running a business from somewhere in France or any other part of Europe? 

If you’re unable to find a particular web domain address in the “.com” variant, then it’s best you go for a region specific domain name. It will be well rewarding and highly profitable for your future. 

You Can Use a Slogan to Win Your Target Audience

It’s not necessary that you always have a domain name that is exactly your brand name.  

You can also choose a slogan which you commonly associate with your brand name and use it as a domain name. For instance, if you’re running a virtual bookstore business, and you can’t come up with the right name for it, use a slogan name instead. You can always choose slogans like, or and so on. There are plenty of interesting slogans if you put your mind to it. Just search for the one that fits your understanding and voila, you’re good to go. 

Keep a Watchful Eye

Last but certainly not the least, if you have a domain name in mind and you didn’t purchase one, it’s okay. Monitor the domain name which you want on a constant basis. In case, if the domain owner ever fails to renew his/her registration, you can cash up on the situation by grabbing it from right under their feet. You can use free domain monitoring tools to keep an eye out on the lost domains. 

Meanwhile keep exploring your options, I am sure you will come across one in due time. 

If you have already purchased the best dedicated server and you’re now stuck on choosing the right domain name for your business, you need not to worry. Just simply follow the above-stated strategies and before you know it, you will get the right domain name for your digital business within no time. 

Keep trying until you find the right option for your digital business.


Mohammad Ali is an experienced digital marketer and a search engine marketing specialist who is currently associated with Branex & HostNoc, as senior digital marketer and brand strategist.