Coming up with a domain name is not an easy task, considering the billions of businesses all around the world. Picking a domain name is very important as it identifies your business for what it does. It’s imperative that you pick a domain that is the same as the name of your business or as close as possible.

If your business is called Joy Naturals, your domain name should be joynaturals.com, .net, .or, .com.ng, etc. It should not be afrohairproducts.com.ng. This is for easy identification and brand building.

Now, there are millions of domains which have already been registered and sometimes, the domain name for your business may already be registered by somebody else. If that happens, you need to ask yourself if the domain name is very important to you. If it is, you can contact the owner of the domain name and bargain for it. Usually, if the person is willing, you can get it for double or triple the actual registration price.

The question is how would you know who has the domain name?

It’s pretty easy to find out the owner of any domain name and get their contact details, as long as they are not using a proxy or domain privacy service to shield their information.

To get this information, you can use the WHOIS service. This is the website where you can search out these details. First, visit the website http://whois.domaintools.com

Now, type in the domain name and search.

Whois will then provide you with the following details:

  • Name of the domain owner
  • Phone number
  • Email Address
  • Where they registered the domain
  • The domain expiry date

With this, you can call or email the domain owner and negotiate.

If the information is shielded, you can visit the site and use their Contact Us page to reach them. If their asking price is too much or they are not willing to sell, you continue with your domain name search. There are variations you can use now with multiple extensions.

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