How do I get a domain name that is taken but not used?
It is easy to register a domain but difficult to get a site up and running.
Try contacting the registrant.
You can find registration information at www.whois.net.
Find out if there is a reasonable explanation for the use of the name and if the registrant would be willing to sell it to you.
Why are some domain names not available?
‘) and that domain name doesn’t come up on the list of ‘Available’ domain names there are several reasons including: The domain name is already registered by someone else. The domain name has not been released for registration by the registry. The domain name is restricted for registration by ICANN.
How do I permanently buy a domain name?
Getting a domain name involves registering the name you want with an organisation called ICANN through a domain name registrar. For example, if you choose a name like “example.com”, you will have to go to a registrar, pay a registration fee that costs around US$10 to US$35 for that name.
What if someone owns the domain name I want?
The first step in buying a domain someone else owns is finding out who the other person is. You can do this by using WHOIS. This is like the white pages of a phone book. Many times the name, email and phone number of the person who owns the domain name is listed there.