Most generic domain names including dictionary words, first and last names, and common word combinations are gone. Some of these are owned by investors, others are owned by brands.
There are some exceptions that help companies use trademark laws to obtain names but very few true exceptions really exist. The more common (and successful) way to acquire YOUR domain name is to engage proper representation.
At NameCorp® we understand the current markets for domain name acquisitions. NameCorp® clients benefit from years of experience and privileged access to our extensive network of industry professionals. We also often assist companies with proxy services to help contain costs.