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What if the domain I want is is taken?

Have you ever searched for a domain and discovered that it has already been "taken" or registered by someone else? If this has happened to you, check out our list of ideas and infographic below, and learn how to get the domain you really want!

  1. Explore domain aftermarkets such as Dynadot's domain marketplace, Afternic, and Sedo. These platforms facilitate seamless connections between domain buyers and sellers.
  2. If you have a specific domain in mind that is currently not listed for sale, check if there is a "Make an Offer" button in the domain search results. If so, you can submit a service request to make an offer, and we will assist you in locating the domain owner and presenting your offer.
  3. Try out our Suggestion Tool, a hidden gem at Dynadot. This tool unveils domain name suggestions that you may have never considered before, and it might even present a superior alternative to your "taken" domain. Please note that the Suggestion Tool is exclusive to .COM, .NET, .CC, .ORG, .INFO, .CLUB, and .ONLINE domains.
  4. Why not consider a different top-level domain (TLD)? Our TLD page features a wide range of domain options, including your country's ccTLD, .CO, .ME, .NET, .XYZ, .BIZ, .ORG or .INFO. With hundreds of TLDs to choose from, you'll find the perfect fit for your website.
  5. Check our Whois Lookup to determine if it's possible to contact the current owner of the domain. If the owner's contact information is available, you can send them a direct message to inquire about purchasing the domain. In cases where the owner's contact information is not accessible due to our privacy service, you'll find a "Contact Domain Holder" link at the bottom. By utilizing this link, you can initiate an email to the address on file for the specified domain. Please note that contacting the domain owner does not guarantee a response.
  6. Track the domains you are interested in with our Watch List feature. With Watch List, you can monitor the status of domains you wish to purchase. If any changes occur with a domain in your Watch List, we'll promptly notify you via email. Learn more about how to add domains to your watch list.

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