Can I get a domain name that is already taken? A Can I get a domain name that is already taken? Unfortunately, No. If a domain name is unavailable to buy, you can not get it. But there are several domain name extensions you can get with the same name. Suppose you want to buy (example.com), but it is taken; you can buy (example.net, com.pk). This will help you get the same name but with a different extension, which is 100% legal.