Alexander Taub, founder of SocialRank published an article on Medium.com today discussing how the startup was able to get the SocialRank.com domain name from the former owner who had his own plans for the domain name. The startup had initially used the SocialRank.CO domain name for its website, and they later decided that they needed the .com domain name.
I think people who own domain names should read the article to see how the startup was ultimately able to acquire this domain name. In my opinion, the tactics they used could have backfired and cost them the opportunity to buy the domain name. I can only imagine what would have happened had Rick Schwartz owned the domain name.
Since Medium.com doesn’t seem to allow comments, there is an active discussion about this article on Hacker News right now.
Thanks to George Kirikos for making me aware of this article.