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I had a domain that was pretty popular, but at the time I was too much of a newbie to know how to monotize it and I let it expire. It has been years, but it is still reg'ed by someone else. What do you think the odds are that I could get them to give it back? Do you know of any good techniques for talking people into sellingyour own domain back to you? I would prefer to get it without spending a fortune...

Comments (15)

If it is a really valuable domain name, there is really no choice but to pay. I may be a pessimist but I doubt you are going to find too many sellers that are sympathetic because you were the former owner...

Comment #1

It was valuable, but being a newbie, since I didn't know how to make money from sites at that time, I just saw it as work and an expense. I was getting 10,000 visitors a day. It had press exposure and loads of one-way links...

Comment #2

I was planning on that, but I thought someone might have some nifty bargaining techniques that I should use on them. I don't want to just ask how much they want and appear all needy...

Comment #3

H4xor their registrar and take it!.

Or just wait each year till it drops :P..

Comment #4

But that's the thing someone else had it and then this guy snatched it up when they let it drop...

Comment #5

Dosen't sound like you stand much of a chance of getting it back to me...

Comment #6

What site is it pointing to now? Is it a PPC parking page? A real website? Does it have ads on it? You'll want to approach the owner differently depending on if he's a professional domain investor milking it for traffic or if he's just some guy running a website.

If there are any kind of ads currently on the site it's a good bet that the owner knows the domain is bringing in money and won't let it go cheaply...

Comment #7

I've been unable to get one of mine back for 7 years. And it had NO traffic...

Comment #8

I'd send him an email and ask him if he'd be willing to transfer. Then wait for his response and let us know what he/she said...

Comment #9

As soon as a domain expires google discounts all the links anyway..

Comment #10

I don't really care about that. I was just thinking about all of the traffic that still must exist from people clicking on the links that still existed to my old domain...

Comment #11

Where they highly visable links or tucked away in a reciprocal link directory?..

Comment #12

Forget about getting it back..

Mail them once, asking for the price, do not be surprised if they won't sell it..

Tough Luck..


Comment #13

If they are actively promoting it then probably no chance, but why not make them an offer, or at lest open discussions. It is the only way youll know..

Comment #14

No, they weren't recip links. People just liked the site enough to place my link button on theirs..

They aren't promoting it at all. It just comes up with a server not found error...

Comment #15

This question was taken from a support group/message board and re-posted here so others can learn from it.


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