Note: the following is not my sites name or subject matter it just being used as an equivalent example.
Consider that ExampleArchive.tld is registered but nothing is even parked there. The contact details are shady and I've been unable to get a hold of anyone about the domain.
Should I be willing to lay down sedo commission to get a broker to acquire it for me (plus $500-$1000 for the purchase) or is the domain TheExampleArchive.tld (which I have) strong enough.
My concern is that it's already fairly long and most people will just come to know the site as Example Archive. Is the additional "The" in the domain damaging at all?
Also I risk ExampleArchive.tld eventually becoming a competitor or at least a drain on SEO for my site. Is it worth it to go after?