I own a phrase, which I have trademarked, and it is registered, and also copyrighted. I'm currently getting a website (somewhat finished). I have some domain names, but the exact one I want, someone has "squatted" on. Now I was told that they can't really use it, so... Should I wait till it expires, which is in another year, or just contact them to see if they will sell? Or get a lawyer? The thing of it is who ever owns it (since 2003) has never done anything with it. I'm mad at my self for not grabbing it when it was up for renewal a few months back. So any comments?
It depends which domain your going for ... in Australia think there are rules around the ownership of the domain names that do provide some protection for you senario but the Standard .COM domains I don't think you will have much luck.
You can look on something like godaddy and get them to broker the deal between you or contact them directly themselves.