Question: What Do I Do If My Domain Name Is Taken?

To find the name and address of a domain name owner, you can use the “WHOIS Lookup” service at www.whois.net.

Your search results will include a contact name, phone number, address and email address for the domain name’s owner.

What happens if your domain name is taken?

They plug their ideal domain name into a registrar site, see that it’s taken, and give up. If this happens, you’ll likely be able to buy the domain for a relatively low price. It’s best to contact the site owner directly if you can. One way to do this is by using Whois.com’s lookup feature.

What if a domain name 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.

What can I do with unused domain names?

What to do with an Unused URL

  • Park it with a domain parking service.
  • Park it yourself.
  • Put up a simple storefront in a matter of minutes.
  • Place it for sale in a domain name aftermarket.
  • Contact potential buyers about taking it off your hands.

Can someone take my domain name?

Trademark can’t be used after the fact to take away your existing domain. A common law trademark is valid for the first person to use a mark in commerce – in the class they are using it.

Who owns the domain name?

The WHOIS Lookup

To find the domain name owner information, there are a few very simple and easy steps to follow by using the internet: To check the domain name registrant information simply visit the website such as www.whois.net or web solution providers website like GoDaddy or http://www.tucowsdomains.com.

Why is every domain name taken?

Taken means the domain name has already been registered by someone else, but that doesn’t mean the domain is unavailable. It just means you are probably going to have to pay more than $10 for the domain. They are concerned that they will have to “pay a fortune” for the domain 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.

Are domain names free?

Yes, it is possible to get a free website domain name of your choice, like .com. . org . net or any other, it means you do not need to pay for the domain name registration. There are several web hosts offers a free web domain name when you buy any hosting package from them at reasonable cost.

Can you get sued for having a similar domain name?

Yes you can get sued. The issue is whether your use of the domain name violates the trademark rights of this competitor. Trademarks identify the source of goods and services.

However, domain flipping is legal. Buying domain names has been a legal practice ever since the Internet came into being in the 1990s. Legally, buying and selling domain names is quite similar to real estate property transactions in the offline world.

The legal owner of a domain name is the person and/or organization listed as the domain’s registrant or owner contact. Domains typically have four contacts: registrant/owner, admin, technical, and billing.