The domain you’ve always wanted can still be yours – even if it’s taken.

Just because someone has already registered your dream domain doesn’t mean it’s out of reach. With GoDaddy's Domain Buy Service, our professionals will do everything they can to get your ideal domain by contacting and negotiating with the current owner on your behalf. Learn More

Your questions, our answers

  • What is Domain Buy Service?

    If you want to purchase a domain name that is currently registered by someone else, we can help. Our Domain Buy Service provides a personal domain name broker who will reach out to the current domain name owner, negotiate a sales price within your budget and then facilitate the domain name sale. Domain Buy Service agents are domain name experts and will do everything they can to make sure they secure a domain name at the lowest price for you. Learn More

  • Is Domain Buy Service right for me?

    The Domain Buy Service is used for a number of reasons. If you want to purchase a registered domain name, are not familiar with the domain name aftermarket or pricing, or need a secure and anonymous way to make a domain name payment, then Domain Buy Service is perfect for you!

    For more information, see What is Domain Buy Service?

  • Does Domain Buy Service guarantee that I’ll obtain the domain name I want?

    The Domain Buy Service guarantees a personal domain broker that will dedicate a maximum of 30 days to mediate a sale with the domain name’s current owner. While we cannot guarantee the acquisition of a domain name, we will attempt to contact the current registrant and negotiate a deal for you.

    For more information, see Purchasing Domain Buy Service.

  • How do you charge for the Domain Buy Service?

    We charge an initial Domain Buy Service fee to start the domain buy process and if the domain name is successfully purchased, a 20% Buyer Broker fee ($15.00 minimum fee) will be added to the domain purchase price.
  • The registrant is interested in selling their domain name. Now what?

    If the domain owner is willing to sell their domain name to you, your domain name broker will start negotiating prices, starting with the minimum price you chose and working up to your maximum offer. After a price is settled on, an offer is made. Offers are valid for as many as 10 business days and cannot be canceled unless you want to accept a counter offer that was presented by the seller.

    For more information, see Domain Buy Service: A Buyer's Roadmap.

  • How do you contact the owner?

    To find the domain name owner, we check the registrant and administrative contacts for that domain name in the Whois database. Your domain broker will reach out to the registrant via email or phone.

    If the contact information associated with the domain doesn’t work, your domain name broker will only use publicly listed information to locate the owner on your behalf.

  • How do I move the domain name that I purchased into my account?

    Now that the domain name is yours, let’s move it into your account! If the domain name was not registered through GoDaddy, then you must purchase and complete a domain name transfer to move it into your account. If the domain name was registered through GoDaddy, then you must accept the domain name into your account via a change of account.
  • What happens if the domain name isn’t acquired?

    If we are unable to contact the domain owner to sell their domain name, then we cannot move forward to acquire the domain name for you. Your domain broker will close your claim after 30 days or after the domain owner decides not to sell their domain name.