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Old 04-09-02, 11:47 PM
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How do you buy your own website name?

I am not familiar with how you obtain a website address name for yourself, but I remember a while back when www.cars.com was sold to someone for millions. How does that work? Do you buy rights to that website name and it becomes a sort of commodity that you can sell to the highest bidder if there is interest? Just curious; I'm not exactly familiar with the whole world wide web process as far as obtaining websites and all that stuff.
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you might want to ask this in the computer forum
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I used catalog.com.
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Go to www.godaddy.com and you can register any domain name you want there. However, if you want to buy a name that's already been registered, you'd probably have to contact the owner of that domain and figure out how much they want for it. It's probably just cheaper ($8/year) to buy your own, unique domain name though
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Originally posted by Blake
Go to www.godaddy.com and you can register any domain name you want there. However, if you want to buy a name that's already been registered, you'd probably have to contact the owner of that domain and figure out how much they want for it. It's probably just cheaper ($8/year) to buy your own, unique domain name though
Ahh ok, this makes more sense to me. Wish I took cars.com when it was available Thanks, criptik28, D. Pham, and Blake.
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If you're looking to buy a domain hoping to score some big bucks, you may be disappointed.

I believe that there have been some laws enacted/changed with regards to the selling of domains.

Specifically if you buy a domain www.xyzzippers.com.

If there is a company that has the registered name xyzzippers, but just hasn't bought the domain yet, and you purchase that domain name, the new laws make it easier for the company to regain its name presence on the web.
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I registered the domain name for my site after the URL for the personal Web space I was using to host it changed, breaking all the links I had painstakingly registered.

I later registered a second domain at Newdomains.com for 2 years, for about $30.

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