1. First of all, my company wants to BUY this name, dsp dot com
Is it necessary to buy BOTH dsp dot com and www dot dsp dot com?
(Why can't I post URLs? I don't know anything to make 5 posts to post a URL! I just need to know this! )
2. Secondly, what's the name worth? It's a local site, not a lot of traffic, and they're only forwarding to his real web addy. It's very important my company secure these domains as we have already had a LOT of misdirected traffic and we are losing business to this little pokey guy's site! We are a new worldwide site, but not much income yet. So we'll use it more than he does, but can't afford a huge price right now.
We'd like to get it under $100, what do you think? It's a good, short name, and we really need it, but we don't want him to know how bad we do!
3. Thirdly, what's the "kosher" way to offer to purchase these? How should we phrase our offer? Should we offter to have it appraised professionally or just offer straight out? Any etiquette? And business advice to obtain the names for a good price?
Three letter .coms are some of the highest demands out there. You probably can't get one for $100 unless its like qzx.com or somethign (and even then it would be hard). Try coming up w/ an alternative name for your company.