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.
Can someone take my domain name?
If a domain is registered to someone else, they have paid for it and own it. As long as the person pays to maintain ownership, no one else can have the domain, even if the owner doesn’t appear to be using it, unless that person agrees to transfer or sell the domain, or lets it expire.
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.
Why is a domain unavailable?
‘) 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.