How to Buy a Parked Domain Name

  1. Discover the domain name. A person can visit a domain registrar to discover if the domain name has been purchased. If it is not purchased, then everything should be easy. However, a person who finds out that the domain he wants was already purchased needs to be prepared to negotiate. The simplest way to find out if the domain name has been actively used or is simply being parked would be to type the cool domain name into a web browser to determine where the URL takes you. If you get to a page that includes nothing but a couple of generic links or an "under construction" message, this likely means the website name has been parked and may be available.
  2. Go to a domain registrar to see who has the rights towards the domain name that you seek. Type the website name into the search engine on the page. The internet search engine at a site like will bring up a result of the person who owns the domain, as well as contact information. It also may bring up technical information about the domain.
  3. Contact the owner from the domain. Sometimes domain registrars will offer phone amounts, e-mail addresses, physical addresses and more domain titles owned by that owner. Other times there is just a little contact information available. A simple email to start the negotiation process would be best. Don't mention a cost in the email. Simply mention that the domain is one of many that you may be interested in. Let who owns the domain be the first one to mention a cost. Don't be too aggressive. Many people buy a lot of different cool domain names simply with regards to selling them to somebody later on. When contacting an individual who has purchased the cool domain name you would like, it is advisable to not be overanxious about purchasing the parked domain. Buying a parked domain from one is kind of like buying a car. If the domain owner knows that the person very much wants the domain, the price for this will undoubtedly skyrocket.
  4. Use counter proposals and counter-top arguments. There is a good chance that the very first asking price to buy a parked domain name is going to be unreasonably high. Do not assume that the cost is immovable, even if the seller says that it's. If a person plans to buy a website name that is somewhat obscure, it is best to make use of the argument that a URL such as is not worth as much as he might be asking for.
  5. Check a brief history of the domain and comparative sales using the hyperlink provided below. These tools can let a person better learn how to negotiate. For example, if a person paid $2, 000 for any URL one year ago and you are providing $25, chances are you won't get the website. Likewise, you will want to make sure that you don't offer more for a parked domain name than you have to.
  6. Use an escrow service. It is likely that the person from whom you'll buy a parked domain is not somebody you regularly work with. If this is true, it may not be wise to pay who owns the domain before the rights are turned to you. An escrow service can act as a 3rd party that only will transmit money and rights following both parties have met their obligations to transfer a parked website name.
  7. Create the website. As soon as the URL may be purchased, the new website can be created. Remember to use seo techniques to ensure that the money spent about the parked domain name goes to good use which the site is properly marketed.