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Posted on 2016-09-13
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Hi, clients want to buy rockypointfishing.com. It's listed as available for $3,994.00.

They want to know if it's possible to talk to the owner, see if they can talk him down. Is there any way to find out who the owner is? I assume it's some large company that owns a billion domains and they can wait forever for this to sell.

Thanks.
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Question by:mel200
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by:rindi
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The registration authority usually has details on who the owner is, and then you can go and contact them.
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tailoreddigital earned 500 total points
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Put it in the search box at a whois.net

https://www.whois.net/

Looks like you need to contact NameBright,
http://www.NameBright.com

(exactly what rindi is saying)
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by:mel200
ID: 41797127
Yes, I already did that. thanks. Nothing more, hey?
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by:Dr. Klahn
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All alternative extensions are available, so if the clients are patient, I'd buy:

rockypointfishing.org
rockypointfishing.net
rockypointfishing.info
rockypointfishing.us
rockypointfishing.co
rockypointfishing.fish

This lets you bring up the web site with every popular alternative extension pointing to it.   Then the .com becomes less useful, and in a couple of years the owner may be willing to negotiate.

(The ".fish" extension looks like a good one for this situation.)
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by:mel200
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Thanks! I had looked into .fishing, but these are great.
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by:Eirman
ID: 41797388
Then the .com becomes less useful
That is not necessarily true.
If the ***.net (or whatever) becomes popular and attracts a lot of traffic, the .com gains value.

If ***.net is just a brochure website with local traffic the .com may diminish in value (i.e. usefulness to advertisers)
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by:akahan
ID: 41799140
I just looked, and it's now priced at $3,195.   It's already down $800 since yesterday!  At this rate, you'll be able to buy it for peanuts in a week.  :-)
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by:mel200
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lol, thanks! I'll keep looking now.
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by:Eirman
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Hello mel200 - As well as endorsing (thumbs up) good comments, you should mark them as assisted solutions.

Doing so, will distribute the points fairly.
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