[kwlug-disc] Go Daddy Backorder?

Richard Weait richard at weait.com
Wed May 12 14:04:46 EDT 2010

On Wed, May 12, 2010 at 11:10 AM, Joe Wennechuk
<youcanreachmehere at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Does anyone know what to do about backorder on domain names?

Previous suggestions to contact the domain owner and negotiate a
purchase are absolutely the best way to go.  Even at a couple of
hundred bucks, or a couple of thousand bucks, getting a good domain
name can be worth it.  Obviously this depends on your goals, needs and

On the other hand, if you have a legitimate claim on a domain name
that somebody else holds, you can hire lawyers to try to get it back
for you.  This will not be less expensive than negotiating, it will be
much more.  But if you have to _have_ that domain, going the lawyer
route is possible as well.  And that is more certain than losing the
race for a dropped domain and having to try and extract the domain
from a legal entity in another jurisdiction.

The hybrid method is to hire a lawyer to do the negotiation for you
first, rather than doing the negotiation yourself.  This can
transition to the more-expensive legal approach if simple negotiation
does not work.

If you want to go the legal route, I can recommend a fantastic lawyer
in this business.

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