Anatomy of a Domain Acquisition

So you finally settled on a domain. Fantastic! Now, how do you get your hands on it? Who knows? Well… we do.

Over nearly two decades, Marksmen has acquired more than 10,000 domains (including some WHOPPERS you probably use everyday). We are also experts at securing trademarks, social media handles, patents, stock symbols or any other must-have intellectual property.


One of our skilled analysts will review the domain you’re after and personally walk you through our process. We’ll review:

The Domain: Get the domain history and provide you with valuation guidance.

The Budget: Help you plan for what the domain may cost.

The Owner: Check out the owner so we know who we’re up against during negotiations. If the owners contact info is not immediately available, we are experts at tracking down people who are “anonymous” or hard-to-find.

The Anonymity: As in, we never reveal who you are.

The Strategy: For getting you the best possible price.


Once we’ve done the groundwork, we’ll contact the owner, representing you as an undisclosed third party, assess their willingness to sell, and get them to reveal their starting price.


Over the following days, our acquisition professionals will expertly negotiate with the owner to get to a price that fits within your budget… keeping you informed along the way.

And while it’s true that not every domain owner wants to sell, if there’s anyone who can best make it happen, it’s Marksmen. (Small toot of our own horn: we have, from time to time been called “miracle workers” because of the next-to-impossible deals we’ve won for clients.)


The Purchase Agreement: Once an agreement has been reached, we get the seller to sign a purchase agreement as an extra measure of safety.

The Money: We handle the escrow arrangements and transfer funds through Marksmen to preserve your anonymity.

The Transfer: Once we receive the domain, we are able to quickly transfer it to you and keep your identity hidden.

Throughout the entire process, you’ll work with your own personal analyst who will keep you up to speed from start to finish.

The average time to complete an acquisition is 4-8 hours.


If you’re ready to place an order, you’ve got 3 easy options:

1. By email: 

2. By phone: 1 (800) 558-8838

3. Online:

Feel free to contact us with any questions. We’re here to help!

The Intellectual Property experts at Marksmen provide discreet, confidential and relentless IP (trademarkdomain name and patent) investigations, acquisitions, and sales for all businesses, small and Fortune 500.  Contact us today to learn more about our services.