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.

Good hand registered domains still exist

I invested a few hours searching for new domains. There are still plenty of unregistered donajns available.

Many of these domains can easily be resold for a profit. I put a lot of work into a domain I purchased a few months ago. Thr domain has over 210+ inlinks.

The best way to make a profit is to purchase domains to develop. You can also host domains, or elect to work with an affiliate program to sell items with a generic keyword domain name.

I registered YellowCabTaxis.com last month. I really like this domain, especially when it produced 116,000 average keyword results and is searched for over 1100 times a month.

I plan to develop this domain into a nice website. I just started iHauntings.com last night. I’m starting blogs on every domains that I feel will generate future interest.

A few night ago, I started YellowCabBlog.com. The blog is going rather well. I plan to use the blog in conjunction with YellowCabTaxis.com.

I’ll keep you updated on which hand registered names I found. I find it much more exciting to find new domains than to go after high priced domains. You have an opportunity to increase the value of a nice registered name.

Investing all your money into one domain name is risky. Unless you have a premium generic name, you’ll definitely turn a nice profit.

Good luck on domain investing.

Blocked from leaving a comment

I won’t mention the name of the blog or the owner. I recently discovered that my comments are no longer approved due to me challenging the blog owner. It seems a little extreme that when I leave comments, I’m lectured about the content.

I provide good assessments, share my opinion, and don’t always follow the mass. However, I’m told that I’m spamming or that my content doesn’t conform to the theme of the article.

There are many domain investors who leave comments that are completely off-topic. I usually begin a comment with making a few references about the article, and then ask a few questions that I have concerning the domain industry.

I’m told that this is almost similar to spamming. I don’t think there’s a rule to which website one uses link to another website. Surely enough, many domain investors own hundreds and maybe even thousands of domains. They have dozens of website going on at the same time. There will be times when mistakes are made.

I used several addresses because I have several different websites that I use to discuss domain investing. I even host a few sites that help students to buy domains. I’m told that I shouldn’t be giving advice to others because I need to learn more about the domain industry.

I have researched the industry. I know what people are buying, and what is selling. I read domain blogs daily. What makes this situation comedic is that I have actually sold a handful of domains that elite domain investors consider as worthless. Who would pass up on making 30 times the cost of registration?

Do little domain investors have a chance in a cutthroat business? It makes me think that every successful person tries to find ways to keep others out. I’m not one of those people that will always agree with the mass. I have a cognitive perception to which I challenge the validity of articles.

It doesn’t make sense for a domain investor to judge your domains, especially when you have sold the same domains they considered as bad. Just because I’m showcasing some of my domains on the front page of my bog doesn’t mean I’m spamming or leading people to a bad page.

This blog actually discusses my perception about the domain industry. I may not have a million dollar collection, but I know enough to purchase a good domain name to resale for many times its registration cost.

There are many lucky domain investors that have the ability to spot unregistered names. They will register a name, and then resale it for over 100 times the cost of registration.

I like to offer good domains that target the company’s products or services. I find that blocking my comments shows that I’m a threat to a blog. That when I challenge the blow owner’s articles, I create conflict and frustrate other fans.

Isn’t that what blogging is about? Don’t we have a right to our opinion? There are many more blogs online. I don’t need to visit this particular blog. I did happen to learn a few techniques there, but I was treated like a child. I’m constantly lectured on how to comment, and which websites I can use to link to the blog.

It’s easy to notice that you’re not wanted on a blog. I’m more motivated to sell every domain that the blog owner mentioned that was bad. Then, I plan to write articles on why domain investors should learn about the domain industry on their own.

Newcomers expect elite domain investors to share all their tricks and trades. I’ve asked questions many times before, but I never receive a direct answer. The blog owner always skirt around the answer.

Maybe high profile domain investors refuse to share domain tips because it will likely influence their revenue. If you’re new to domain investing, don’t always trust these domain blogs or the owners to help you become successful.

We all make mistakes. I may have purchased too many NYC-related domains, but I actually sold 3 of those domains that covered the cost of registration, and put a little money in my pocket. It may not be as much as domain investors hope to earn, but it is a good system to generate income.

It’s not easy to sell a domain. I have to call companies, advertise, and send many e-mails. I have to convince the buyer by using the keyword stats. Essentially, I’m giving the buyer some ideas as to how they can use the domain to generate traffic and to make a return on their investment.

Who wouldn’t wan to make a nice profit on a buck? What if you purchased a domain for $1.06 and sold it 10 days later for $320? Would you be happy? I can’t guarantee you it’ll happen every time, but I have managed to find many unclaimed domains that have been able to be resold in the aftermarket.

I have struck out in domain auctions. It has never worked for me. I can’t seem to pass the criteria stage, other than to receive a rejection each and every time. On some auctions, I don’t receive any attention. These same domains have generated a good profit.

Too many domain investors think they know it all. They will be the first to criticize your approach, but then they use their blogs to promote their domain portfolio. So when I promote a few of my domains, I’m blocked from leaving a comment.

I wasted my time contributing to the blog, especially when I could have spent the time to increase the value of my domain portfolio. There are plenty of hotel domains that are unregistered in small cities.

My advice would be to check and see whether your “city”hotels.com is registered. Once your city begins to expand, companies will likely build more hotels. There are some domains that are instant cash machines, but then there are many that require time and work to become valuable.

You can turn any domain name into a profitable machine. Don’t let domain investors prevent you from succeeding. I learned a great deal about the domain industry. It took me 4 months of intense reading to reinvent my approach. Pay attention to what domains sell in auctions.

I would recommend registering a specific domain name that you plan to invest your time into. Open up a WordPress blog using that same exact name. Forward that domain name to the WordPress address.

For example, Suisun.wordpress.com is known as the Suisun Blog. I registered the domain name SuisunBlog.com. I point the domain to the blog using a mask. When people type-in suisunblog.com, the address will remain the same.

Then, you can create subdomains to target specific pages within your website. I recently started another blog, Yellow Cab Blog. I purchased the domain name YellowCabBlog.com a month ago. Now I can forward traffic to the Yellow Cab Blog using the forwarding mask. I like to use the mask because I can describe the domain, and then assign keywords.

For the most part, a blog owner blocked me from leaving comments on their blog. I have contributed quality content to the blog. On a few occasions, I provided comments, and then noticed that my points were used as the theme of the next article. I’m not one that looks for credit, but does it seems to me that my ideas are good.

I plan to invest time into growing my own business. I spent too much time reading and leaving messages on blogs, only to find out that I’m a nuisance or that my perception is not consistent with the mass. Don’t let anyone tell you that something can’t be done. You’re in charge of your success.

Buy domain names that are specific to a product or service. Target cities, hotels, investments, lawyers, homes, and whatever else that will generate future interest. If you want to make a quick buck, buy unclaimed domain names that lead the Google search engine in that specific category. Pay attention to domain name sales, and how the end-user or investor uses the site afterward. Check back for future articles.

Domains up for Sale at a Fraction of their Appraisal

Domain Name BIN Reserve Listing Date Listing Duration Auction Duration
DirtyJobs.us $550 $210 7/24/2010 30 days 5 days
CustodianJobs.us $350 $140 7/24/2010 30 days 5 days
HauntedPlaces.us $300 $120 7/24/2010 30 days 5 days
Elitist.us $270 $110 7/24/2010 30 days 5 days
EpaGrants.com $240 $90 7/24/2010 30 days 5 days
SfMuseums.net $230 $90 7/24/2010 30 days 5 days
TherapistJobs.us $230 $90 7/24/2010 30 days 5 days
PetJobs.net $210 $80 7/24/2010 30 days 5 days
SolanoCounty.us $170 $60 7/24/2010 30 days 5 days
Adjusted.us $170 $60 7/24/2010 30 days 5 days
CoastGulf.com $160 $60 7/24/2010 30 days 5 days
FrostyTheSnowman.us $160 $60 7/24/2010 30 days 5 days
SpamTools.us $150 $60 7/24/2010 30 days 5 days
Multidimensional.us $110 $50 7/24/2010 30 days 5 days
JournalismPhoto.com $110 $50 7/24/2010 30 days 5 days
BeachMiami.info $110 $50 7/24/2010 30 days 5 days
LaMuseum.net $100 $50 7/24/2010 30 days 5 days
LibertyInsurance.info $90 $50 7/24/2010 30 days 5 days
ScentedCondoms.com $90 $50 7/24/2010 30 days 5 days
AnimationModels.com $80 $50 7/24/2010 30 days 5 days
CableCar.mobi $70 $50 7/24/2010 30 days 5 days

Bargain Domains

Elite Domain Investors as Elitists

I usually look to Domaining.com’s newsletter for information on domain investing. I spend a great deal of time researching important domain tips to aid me in acquiring new domains.

I won’t name any domain blog owners, but I have come across a few that seem to treat me with less respect than I return to them.

It really frustrates me, especially when I have provided thoughtful content to aid them in writing their articles. After I write posts, I noticed that what I write tends to inspire the next article. This has happened at least a few times.

In the academic world, this process would be known as plagiarism. In the domain industry, blog owners depend on their fans to inspire their work.

I mentioned Alexa traffic, chatroulette, and a few other references in my comments. I don’t mind when my ideas ate used to write articles.

However, I dislike the way I’m treated when I leave comments. The blog owner has decided to deny my comments. They even accused me of spamming, which I found to be an insult.

I don’t need to spam to get results. I’m confident about my domain investing approach. I managed to make a few sales based on the techniques offered in this blog. I gave credit to the blog owner for inspiring me to become a better domain investor.

For the most part, I adjusted the blog owner’s selling strategy to generate interest. After the blog owner rejected my recent posts, I decided my time is better spent writing on Domain Madness.

I refuse to be treated like I’m a kid. I have spent many long nights researching the domain industry. While I may lack the funds to purchase high profile domain names, I do happen to come across some nice unregistered domain ls.

I understand how the domain industry works in regards to the search engine and end-user demand. There’s always a new tip that opens me to new opportunities within the domain industry.

I don’t dislike the blog owner. He has taught me to become a better domain investor. He changed his perspective about helping me. I no longer need the coaching to choose good domain names.

Another domain leader took the l time out of their busy schedule to coach me on how to choose good domain names. They told me to focus on registering .com domain names. He noted that I should target businesses.

Because of this domain leader, I have learned to choose good domain names. On the contrary, I registered good domain names in the past. I sold a handful of domain names that I sold to end-users. These were domains that targeted specific businesses.

Beside these two domain leaders, I have found it hard to receive any respondes from any other domain investors.

I owe my short-term domain investing success to Domaining.com, and the two domain leaders that made it possible for me to succeed.

Are many elite domain investors trying to keep others from suceeding? It sure seems that way. They try to avoid sharing various selling tips and buying tips. There’s always going to be competition in every industry.

I hope to become a better domain investor. I want to help newcomers learn about the domain industry. Domaining is definitely an interesting hobby that requires a lot of work.

In essence, elite domain leaders are sometimes secretive about their techniques because maybe sharing too much information will compromise their strategy.

Have you ever experienced a issue with an elite domain investor? Share your thoughts.

Spelling long tailed domains

In the domain industry, spelling can mean the difference between owning a valuable domain or being stuck with a worthless domain.

Several months ago I purchased hundreds of domains. One domain, in particular, was targeted toward Niagara Falls.

I thought that I found the perfect domain. Recently, I discovered that I spelled Niagra Falls wrong.

The domain niagrafallsNY.org contained a very minor mispelling. Instead of spelling the domain niagarafallsNY.org, I made the mistake of spelling the domain name as niagrafallsNY.org.

The domain appraises for $330. However, the right spelling is the difference between owning a $1500-2000 and a $330 domain.

Luckily the domain was already registered several years ago. The midsake was minor, which is a common spelling error.

You have to be very careful with spelling long tailed domains. One mistake can definitely ruin a long-term investment. I recently purchased several long tailed domains targeting my graduate program.

Essentially, I plan to cover the entire graduate in its entirety. Students will have the opportunity to visit the websites to locate information.

I double-checked the long tailed domains for spellling. My main goal was to find name variations that generate high CPC competition rates. Some registered CPC rates as high as $16.

Even the medical domains produced extremely high CPC rates. One of the domains produced a $26.50 CPC rate. However, the domain appraised for only $5. The keywords are commonly referenced in Google.

Surely enough, I’m confident that I can make a nice income with the domain. Always check your spelling to ensure spelling accuracy.

When you resale the domain to an end-user and or another domain investor, one muspelled word in a long tailed domain will likely compromise its value.

To be sure, copy and past the domain name into Google. Place parenthesis around the keywords to find the exact keywords used in conjunction with the content.

It’s very easy to make spelling mistakes. Catch these mistakes before submitting the domain name for registration. Making one spelling error will easily ruin the long-term value of a domain name. Good luck!

Exact Keyword Match

Many domain owners tend to tell others that their domain pulls up millions of Google searches. What they fail to mention is that many of those searches are skewed. In order to determine the exact keyword match, one has to put the keywords in parenthesis.

Google tends to pull up various keywords many times over again. When one puts the keywords in parenthesis, then they can determine how many times the exact keywords are searched for on Google.

For example, the keywords 1932 Quarter turns up 5,260,000 Google results, however, placing the keywords “1932 Quarter” only generates 19,300 exact matches. 1932 Quarter is a popular coin that generates a few thousands popular searches per month, suggesting that a small number of keyword searches doesn’t determine the actual value of the keywords.

Always place parenthesis around the keywords to find the exact keyword match in Google. Don’t listen to domain owners that mention that their domain generates millions of Google results. There’s a difference between 12 millions keyword results as opposed to 20,000.

However, generic domains that target a specific service or product are still worth the investment. These domains can serve as revenue generators, especially when one elects to add affiliate banners on their website.