Domain names are the unique property of each website owner. Many are coveted because of their ‘type-in’ traffic or branding potential. Some individuals own hundreds or thousands of domains and ‘domaining’ has become a lucrative market for speculators as well. There are two ways to purchase a domain name and WebsiteSecure.org can assist you with either an Initial Purchase or a Brokered Domain Name Purchase depending on your specific goals.
1. Initial Purchase
Domain names that are not presently owned by anyone may be purchased initially from a domain name carrier. These include domains that have been owned in the past but are currently unowned because they were dropped or allowed to expire and any domains that were never owned before by anyone. The initial purchase of any domain name can be made for the same price, whether the name is a highly valuable letter and number combination or an obscure domain name that holds sentimental value.
The advantage to being the initial purchaser of a domain name is the price. While a domain like Business.com may now be worth millions of dollars, the initial domain buyer was able to pay the same few dollars to acquire it that another buyer would have paid for any other domain name on the open market. That's a big reason why so many 'domain speculators' have bought thousands of domain names that they believe will appreciate in value over time.
2. Brokered Domain Names
What many new online business owners quickly learn is that many of the ‘best’ domain names have already been acquired. Just about every word in the English language, nearly every combination of four letters or less, and the vast majority of well-known short phrases or slang words have already been purchased by other domain name owners. That makes initial domain purchases somewhat less appealing unless you happen to find a domain that is still available or one that has become available again recently and is perfectly suited to your needs.
If you wish to own a domain name that is presently owned by someone else, the only way you can obtain it is by buying it from the existing owner (much like you would buy a piece of land). The price is set by the existing owner and you have the option of agreeing to that purchase price, making a counteroffer or deciding to pursue another domain name instead. Therefore, appraising the value of a domain name is a very important art and having an expert on your side to assist you with the process can save you thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours of your valuable time. WebsiteSecure.org can assist you with becoming the owner of a domain name as either an initial purchase or part of a brokered domain name transaction. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details.