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    There is a domain name that I want but it's already parked/reserved. When I went to check to see about it's availability though I was offered the opportunity to bid on the domain name... esentially make an offer to whoever has it parked. I was just wondering what this was all about... Is it a scam? If not, what is a good price to offer as a bid?

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    I don't think it's a scam, I've heard of this before. Basically, someone buys it with the intention to sell. Could be a scam, I'd try other domain name registering places to find out their reactions. Could be legit.

    Good price to bid? That depends on how badly you want the domain.

    And as an aside, I noticed a few months ago, after adopting this moniker for myself, that www.dcscene.com falls into the same category as your domain name
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    where did you check on its availability.
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    Wired, was that question for me? I did not check availability with intention of buying, I was just curious if any one had already taken the domain.
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    Sometimes people buy domains with the intention of developing them later.

    Other times, people buy domains with the specific intent of reselling the domain.

    What you came across was probably a legitimate page accepting offers for the domain (especially if you just typed in the domain in your browser and were taken to the parking page).

    As for for how much you should bid, I would suggest deciding how much the domain is worth to you beforehand, and consider other domain alternatives in case the seller wants too much for the domain.

    If it's for a personal project, you could offer $10-50. If it is for a business and the domain is a perfect fit, it may be worth more to you in the long term for your business.

    Either way, remember that you can always negotiate to get closer to your desired purchase price.

    An alternative method would be to check the whois records for the domain, and contact the owner of the domain directly, without submitting your information through the domain parking service.


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