Can You Reserve A Website Domain Address Without Buying It?

reserve domain addressI got a phone call today from a client asking me whether there is a way to reserve a website domain address without buying it? Unfortunately the answer to his question was no. Domain addresses are registered on a first come first serve basis. And you have to pay to register one.

One reason for this is because the price for registering a domain address is already very low. Most domain address registrars will charge only 10$ or $20.

Another reason because if they let reserving then a lot more people than now will start reserving domain addresses without using them. Already a lot of the good .com domain addresses have being registered and just lie around idle without any website on them. As a result even for very serious business needs its hard to find a good .com address. Just imagine if they allowed to reserve and pay later how many more domain addresses would be taken and unavailable for use!

Anyway, this is a interesting dilemma that happens more often than you think. It has happened to me several times. For example in my clients case here, he had got a sudden inspiration for a good website name. He had checked I think on weather it was already registered and found it was not. As it was a good name he wanted to get it before someone else does. However he didn’t have the means to pay online and buy it immediately.

Written by: Aksam Zarook
Aksam Zarook is a web designer, developer, online marketer and founder of Zeeron Solutions. With nearly 11 years of work and business experience he excels in web design, web development, graphic design and Internet marketing. He is also a family man with two adorable little kids and rides a motorbike.

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