How to Buy a
How do I buy a domain name, Web site, or Internet-based
There are no fees charged to the buyer for this service. All fees are paid by the seller.
Simply search for domain names, developed Web sites, and Internet-based businesses for
sale and submit an offer. Read the GreatDomains.com Valuation
Model for ideas on Domain pricing.
We will forward your offer to the seller and notify you
whether your offer has been accepted, rejected, or if there is a counteroffer. If your
offer is accepted, you will be mailed a purchase contract and detailed escrow instructions
to sign, similar to those used in a real estate or business opportunity transaction.
Can I buy and use a domain name that is a trademark
of someone else?
It very much depends on the specifics. For example, if IBM bought apple.com, legal
precedent indicates that the court would likely require IBM to release apple.com to Apple
Computer. If, however, an apple farmer bought apple.com to sell fruit over the Internet,
Apple Computer would likely have less of a claim. We highly recommend that you read Internic's
policy on domain name ownership.
The domain name I want is not included in your
What should I do?
The first step is to e-mail our Web Creation and Hosting
Division. If your requested domain name is available, we can register it and
create and host your Web pages at very reasonable rates. If the name is not available, Make an Offer, and we will contact the owner of the domain name and attempt to negotiate the sale of
the name, but expect that the owner will likely charge a significant premium to release