Camping a domain name

ddrueding

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I've wanted a domain name for many years now, and the owner has never gotten back to me. He is now dead. I'd like a service to purchase this domain name for me as soon as it becomes available (might be years depending on how far into the future he paid for it).

Does anyone here have recommendations on who to use for this?

Thanks!
 

snowhiker

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I've wanted a domain name for many years now, and the owner has never gotten back to me. He is now dead.
You can hire a hitman but you can't figure out how to buy the domain? :scratch:

Does anyone here have recommendations on who to use for this?
Continually hit F5 while chanting, "Come on baby."

Seriously though, good luck getting the domain. Can you tell us the name you want?
 

ddrueding

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I own ddrueding.com, I've wanted drueding.com. Which has been owned by the only other David Drueding on earth (well, formerly on the earth; there can be only one.)

Distant uncle.
 

Stereodude

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You could trademark your last name and do a hostile takeover. Otherwise, you could try to see if the executor of his estate will sell it. Or, you can try to backorder it from the major registrars. Hopefully the current registrar doesn't attempt to auction it.

See: https://www.webmasterworld.com/domain_names/4240412.htm
 

sdbardwick

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Whois partial result:
Code:
Domain Name: DRUEDING.COMRegistry Domain ID: 12480565_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.networksolutions.com
Registrar URL: http://networksolutions.com
Updated Date: 2015-01-28T23:34:31Z
Creation Date: 1999-11-08T05:00:00Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date:2020-11-08T05:00:00Z
Registrar: NETWORK SOLUTIONS, LLC.
Registrar IANA ID: 2
Registrar Abuse Contact Email: abuse@web.com
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +1.8003337680
Reseller: 
Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited https://icann.org/epp#clientTransferProhibited
Registry Registrant ID: 
Registrant Name: PERFECT PRIVACY, LLC
Registrant Organization: 
Registrant Street: 12808 Gran Bay Parkway West
Registrant City: Jacksonville
Registrant State/Province: FL
Registrant Postal Code: 32258
Registrant Country: US
Registrant Phone: +1.5707088780
Registrant Phone Ext:
NameJet.com is NetworkSolutions expiring name auctioneer.
 

sdbardwick

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No, not really. AFAIK namejet doesn't contact the domain holder, just waits for domains to be almost-expired and reported by namejet-affiliated registrars. Then if there is an offer pending for the name (and the name isn't renewed by the original owner), there is an auction, but the proceeds only go to the registrar and namejet. I could be wrong - I only skimmed through the site.
 
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