Finding the perfect domain name might be getting easier thanks to hundreds of new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) rolling out in 2014, but if you’ve ever set up a website for personal or commercial use, you’re probably familiar with the frustrating feeling that comes with finding out the domain name you want isn’t available. There’s no need to despair, though—your perfect name might belong to someone else, but that’s not necessarily a reason to give up on the dream of owning it. Domain auctions are a great way to score (or sell, if that’s your intention) previously-owned domain names in the global marketplace.
Discovering your domain name is unavailable doesn’t have to be the end of the road for your website. With some careful searching, judicious bidding, and a little luck, you might be able to snag your first-choice domain name from a second-hand source.