What is the best way to handle domain squatters? I know this topic has been discussed before, but I haven't found anything that was addressing my specific case.
The situation: I am creating a website for a small company in Germany (lets say it's called blablub) and they own the blablub.de domain and the German trademark of the name blablub. All google searches are also related to this small company in germany, so it doesn't seem like anybody else uses the name. Somebody owns the domain blablub.com since 2000 but hasn't done anything with the domain since then as far as I can see, except diligently updating the domain whenever it is about to expire. There isn't even a site hosted at the domain that advertises to sell the domain (when I ping blablub.com, I get a Request timeout, this has been the case for at least a year now). According to whois the registrant is "Domain Discreet Privacy Service", who seems to own a whole lot of domains or probably just hides the real owner. I feel uncomfortable contacting them to buy the domain because I don't really want to support domain squatters. Is there a chance that a UDRP would be successful or should I swallow my pride and simply ask them for how much they would sell it. I am also hesitant to contact the domain holder because I don't want to signal to him/her that I have an interest in the domain.