The value of having the .com

When I first started domaining, I purchased many .com domains that made up key phrases or that targeted the New York City brand.

Many websites tricked me into buying .us and .net domains. I assumed that since these domains generated high appraisal value, that people would actually buy them. However, I was never successful with making a sale.

I managed to sell domains that I bought before I knew about the importance of keywords. These domains fetched some good prices.

I wasted too much time trying to buy various extentions beyond the .com. I once purchased an abundance of hyphenated NYC brand domains because one appraisal system overstated their value.

I even purchased reversed order donains. This occured due to an industry leading domain company having an ineffective price suggestion system.

I read many blogs and asked a ton of questions. One highly respected domain owner took the time to review my domain portfolio.

He told me that I needed to but better names, and they should be .com names unless .net and others extensions were too good to pass up.

I did happen to change my approach to think like a business. I asked myself what names would a business want?

Essentially, I went after city hotel names, apartments, rentals, and restaurants. I purchased different variations of city names, and so forth.

I bought hiking domains, whitewater rafting domains and nature-related domains. My collection continued to grow. I now feel much more confident about domain investors. I know how to operate as a domain investor and as a domain flipper.

I made many mistakes with buying some names, but I’m glad I did because I located various names that I sold to various companies.

You never know which names will generate a quick sale and which ones may take a few years to build into something big.

When it comes to .com domains, make sure you find the best ones out in your hometown. Always look to purchase the .com. Anthony regarding community services, cities and education make good .org domains.

I tried so hard to sell the .net domains, but none of then garnished any attention. I sat into several offices with no such luck.

The .com is always an easy sale. If I owned the .com version, I would have sold the domain name on the spot.

You have to look at the .com from the perspective that it’s the most popular and respected extension. If you want to invest in your city, buy the .com and .org extension, whereas .net and .info ate good as a national and an international brand.

For example, coupons.info is a great domain to forward traffic to a coupon that provides the same exact service. Autocollisionrepair.net will likely work to generate traffic to a collision repair center.

Anything other than the .com works well for 3 character, exact generic names, widespread brands such as bikinis.net, paydayloans.net and other products and services that are popular.

If you live in a small city, buy only the .com. You can buy different variations of the .org for your city name. I’m telling you this right now because .net is a tough sale. The .us is also another challenge.

If you an I-Phone, you can type in a name without the extension, which will automatically go to the .com. There’s a .com key on the phone, as well.

Most people looking for an exact hotel may use their favorite brand, search across the net using search engines and type in the (city name)hotels.com. Companies that own these names are able to use these names to build traffic.

Purchasing good domain names is much cheaper than advertising. The Internet is the wave of the future. Good domain names are going to be much harder to find.

I know that i’ve come a long way. I used to make a list of all the domains I planned to buy and ones that I previously purchased or passes up on. People would buy the domains I elected not to purchase, demonstrating that I know what areas were popular.

Now I’m looking for the high profile names. When I arrive at Frank Schilling’s sales page, I know that I’m thinking like a business person.

Frank owns VacavilleHotels.com. I own VacavilleCAhotels.com. He owns BayAreaRap.com. I own BayAreaRapScene.com.

While Frank may have purchased many of these names several years ago, I’m still finding good variations which are sitting around unclaimed. What I’m suggesting is to research different variations.

I will never own Suisun.com, but I do happen to have Suisun.org, Suisun.biz, Suisun.co, CityofSuisun.com and many other good names. I never let a good domain name prevent me from finding another variation.

There are endless possibilities out in the world of domains. Domain names are like ideas. People are always writing new books, scripts, films, and investing new products. That goes to show that names are readily available.

You might have to sit up late at night trying to find names, but it’s well worth the time and investment.

I might have many mistakes with purchasing reverse order domains and investing too heavily in NYC, however I’m glad I did because many of my sales came from those regions.

You never learn until you make a mistake. Learning is the key to becoming successful. Buy the .com in small cities, and go after the lesser extentions in a bigger market.

I found QueensHotels.net. I’m sure I’ll be able to sell that domain in the next 6 months. Don’t pass up on the .net in large markets such as NYC and any product or service across the globe.

Education, loans, credit, health treatment, debt, property, law and other popular areas demand wide attention. Try your best to invest in the .com.

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About The Scripted
I enjoy writing for fun, as well as writing professionally. When I write, I can feel the words shaping like a puzzle. Any person can develop strong writing skills. Use criticism to fuel your writing dream. The more you write, the better you become. Good luck on your future goals.

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