I've had my eye on a specific domain I'd like to purchase for few few years, but I have no experience doing this myself, and worry I'm going to get screwed by a broker, because I don't know the first thing about how to select one. Estibot thinks the domain is worth $10K Two-word, seven-letter domain Domain is not in use and never has been - it is apparently being held by a small private marketing/advertising/PR consulting firm for future use. This same firm has owned the domain for many years, without ever using it (I've been checking). It simply forwards to their company domain. The domain is not listed for sale anywhere that I've checked (sedo, etc.) I'd be willing to pay up to $20K, or even a bit more if it's really worth more, but I don't know how best to make an offer etc. Should I just contact the owner directly? Any advice? Should I use a broker - is that more or less likely to get it done properly? My friend contacted them many years ago and offered a small sum of money (couple thousand bucks) which did not seem to attract interest. Thanks in advance!