So I've identified a domain that I'm after.
I 'm happy to pay a few thousand dollars for it (man, I hope they person who owns it isn't on this forum!).
Rather jump right in I thought I'd seek just a little advice before I contact the person.
The domain is parked; but it doesn't have a 'for sale' anywhere on it. Managed to do a little digging (thank you Wayback Machine!) and have at least one email address that I can attempt contact through (but can also do it through the privacy email thing too I think).
I was going to follow this guy's strategy on buying a domain - does it make sense?
Out of interest, the domain is [word1][word2].com, and would like to get it for long-term branding (i.e. if all goes well, then I really don't want to end up buying it down the line for a large sum - regretting that I didn't "snap-it-up" back then).
If I can't get it then I'll probably settle for buying a new domain such as [word1][word2]ACADEMY.com or [word1][word2]INTITUTE.com etc.
Should I just ask if it's for sale ...or send an offer of say 25% of what I'm really willing to pay in my first email?
Appreciate any insights that anyone can offer.
EDIT: Out of interest, the phrase of the domain gets around 3500 searches a month in google, but it's nothing high-paying like loans, making money, etc. - fairly generic.