Hi everyone, I have been reading this forum for a few years now. I have purchased and negotiated the sale of a few .com domains in the last 15 years for small-medium businesses and start-ups, even purchasing some from Buy Domains and Huge Domains, but I'm gutted that my first post on here is something of domain clumsiness on my part! I have a story I'm sure you've all read many times before... but I figured my situation is a little different to existing threads on the forum so there's no harm in hearing some thoughts and advice from you Name Pros! I had a .com domain that I purchased back in 2010 for personal use and for a YouTube channel which I ran as a hobby. I purchased 7 years worth of registration at the time, but fast forward 7 years to 2017 and the registrars attempts to remind me to renew went into the junk folder. (Not relevant, but I stopped uploading to the YouTube channel in 2014). I want to recover the domain name so I can get access to the email addresses connected to the TLD and also recover the Google account paired to my old channel. (I have reached a dead end with Google support). Just to summarise the Huge Domains pricing: In 2017, before I approached Huge Domains their asking price was $2,595. After getting in touch, they offered me their Previous Owner Price of $1,300. After multiple exchanges via Email they sent me a final offer of $1,075 with no expiry date. For me personally, $1,075 is a lot of money, and to justify spending that much to recover a domain name back into my ownership for hobby purposes is difficult. I have been gradually saving up over the last two years to purchase the domain (as a payment plan or lease option was not available at the time) as I felt avoiding any legal processes was the easiest and cheapest way to resolve the issue. Having now got the full amount saved, I have approached Huge Domains again using the original email thread so a member of the team could see the existing discussion. To my disgust, they're not willing to budge on their new asking price of $4,295. This post isn't to publicly vent and rant about my anger at Huge Domains for purchasing the domain I originally owned, as I understand they did so legally, but nevertheless I'm appalled at the ransom-like behaviour. Unfortunately it seems the person I was negotiating with has left the company. Does anyone have any advice before I proceed down the legal route? (This would be cheaper than their asking price compared to a legal quote I received today from a UK law firm - but obviously with no guarantee of success. Just to add, I used this particular law firm on behalf of a client in a dispute with Buy Domains, and won! I explained this to Huge Domains in the initial negotiations and that's when they dropped the Previous Owner Price of $1,300 to $1,075). Thanks for your time reading this.