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Finding the right domains

There are many domain investors that wish they could go back to the 90’s. Why wish for the 90’s? You can buy the right domains now to make a profit in the future. Set aside some time to look for good domain names. How do you find the right domain names?

I look at many factors in a domain name. I usually target the CPC. Education, law, credit, debt, medical, and loans tend to have the highest CPC. Another factor is the language of a domain. I try to keep the name as generic as possible without adding anything irrelevant to the domain name.

There are many domains out there that have words like the “greatest” “big” and other such headliners. I wouldn’t mind owning bigtickets.com or greatesthits.com. However, many domain investors overuse the words.

Pay special attention to the .us extensions. There are many unregistered .us names that hold nice appraisal value. I found some that are salable even before registering them. I used to register many .us domain names, but I never could make a sale.

Recently, one of my .us domains was pushed into an auction. I was surprised to see the name in an auction, considering that most auctions in the past denied nearly 100 of my domains. Since then, I learned how to buy the right domains. I’m confident that I bought the right domains before.

I purchased many domains that others passed up on before. But these same people are now looking to buy the domains. I find it kind of strange that domain sales occur at different times of the month.

There was a moment in time where it took me 3 months to make a sale. Now my technique is much better. Mostly all the sales took place at the end of the month. The right domains are sitting unregistered in a domain company. You have to be creative with a domain name.

I recently registered a few one word domains that are popular in their field. I wouldn’t say they’re valuable, but they have the potential to generate major interest in the near future. On the other hand, I have a few dozens domain names that can easily produce a sale.

It’s best to buy two word domains. Find a popular field. Pick words that fit together, and have a decent appraisal value. Use Valuate or Estibot to generate keyword stat results. Don’t look too much at the appraisal value. The domain may either word under valued or over valued.

What really matters is the market. Who do you think will be interested in the domain name.? Will a company want to acquire the domain to forward traffic or to develop a mini site? A few 3 digit .co and .org domains are sitting around in the unregistered pile.

When you register new domain names, use a business frame of mind. While writing this post, I found two .com domains that appraise for more than $500. These are highly popular domain names that people overlooked.

These domain names target a specific product. Every time you make a sale, try to invest the money back into acquiring more domains. If you’re offered $50 for a domain name, consider taking that amount if the name has little market value.

Use the search engine to help you search for domain names. Remember; think like a business, and don’t focus too much on the appraisal value. There are many factors such as keyword results and popular searches that help to determine the overall value of a domain name.

Try your best to locate two word domains. If you’re looking for long-tailed domains, choose ones that target education. “Online” as part of any domain name will generate nice CPC, that is if the service is popular online.

Good luck on your search.

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.

Another newly registered domain receives a high bid

Today I found another domain that was only registered this past March. The domain received a $1000 bid.

The domain is valued at less than $50. It doesn’t produce any stats. Most of my domains are set at a fixed price. Sedo recommends a fix price, noting that domains sell three to four times faster.

Since I uploaded a domain at Sedo, I have never sold a domain at a fixed price, unless I provided a link to the domain.

It puzzles me that a domains based on speculation are fetching 4 figure prices.

I own hundreds of domains which can sell for 4 figures. Many of these are extremely popular keywords. I have never sold any domains above $320.

There has to be some sort of technique to find a bidder. I have over 400 domains listed at Sedo.

Sedo suggests that setting fixed prices are the fastest way to make a sale. In my opinion, setting fixed prices are the worst way to sell a domain. It’s much more easier to ask have interest people to make an offer. I use the “make an offer” technique when I craft e-mails to push a domain.

Furthermore, domain owners should always communicate the advantages in using a domain. In order to make a sale, you have to build value into the domain.

Pay attention to Sedo and Go Daddy auctions. Keep track of what the new owner does with the domain. Are these domains used to forward traffic or developed into websites?

The best advice I can offer is to find domain names that you would purchase if you owned a business in that particular market. I assure you that there are thousands of unregistered domains that are still available.

Good luck.

A CNN article about the domaining legends

If you want proof that domain investing is profitable, then read the following article written in 2005. CNNMoney.com wrote a great article on the power of domain investing, and how it made a few prominent domain investors multimillionaires.

Domain investing, if done right, can transform a meager life into a fantasy. Who would imagine that domain names could fetch millions of dollars? The domain pioneers knew exactly how to snatch up the best domain names to make a huge profit on ad revenue and reselling them to businesses.

Elite domain investors formed relationships with Yahoo and Google, making it lucrative for them to feature ads on their domains. Essentially, sponsors paid the two elite search engine companies to increase their web presence, helping to build traffic to their business.

Many high profile domains produced large results due to search window type-ins using a specific keyword such as homes.com. While most web users visit popular search engines, there are others who type-in a specific name with a .com after it.

For the most part, adult websites, loans, homes, investments, and sports domains capitalize off the traffic. I urge you to read the article because it gives one a glimpse of the domain industry from 2005. I purchased a few domains in 2004, but neer even considered them to be valuable.

My mother told me to invest into the company industry back in 1994, but I never listened to her. Instead, I chose to go after my Hollywood goals. But now, I find myself returning to my mother’s advice; computer programming, animation and domains are the wave of the future.

Listen to good advice to save yourself stress. Please check out the article on the “Masters of their Domain.” Awesome piece!

If you want proof that domain investing is profitable, then read the following article written in 2005. CNNMoney.com wrote a great article on the power of domain investing, and how it made a few prominent domain investors multimillionaires.

Domain investing, if done right, can transform a meager life into a fantasy. Who would imagine that domain names could fetch millions of dollars? The domain pioneers knew exactly how to snatch up the best domain names to make a huge profit on ad revenue.

Elite domain investors formed relationships with Yahoo and Google, making it lucrative for them to feature ads on their domains. Essentially, sponsors paid the two elite search engine companies to increase their web presence, helping to build traffic to their business.

Many high profile domains produced large results due to search window type-ins using a specific keyword such as homes.com. While most web users visit popular search engines, there are others who type-in a specific name with a .com after it.

For the most part, adult websites, loans, homes, investments, and sports domains capitalize off the traffic. I urge you to read the article because it gives one a glimpse of the domain industry from 2005. I purchased a few domains in 2004, but neer even considered them to be valuable.

My mother told me to invest into the computer industry back in 1994, but I never listened to her. Instead, I chose to go after my Hollywood goals. But now, I find myself returning to my mother’s advice; computer programming, animation and domains are the wave of the future.

Listen to good advice to save yourself stress. Please check out the article on the “Masters of their Domain.” Awesome piece!

http://money.cnn.com/magazines/business2/business2_archive/2005/12/01/8364591/

My domains are up for auction at Bargain Domains.

6/9/2010 30 No AirForceBase.co.uk $6,200 $620 $0 0
6/13/2010 30 No LoanJobs.net $6,000 $600 $0 0
5/26/2010 30 No VallartaPuerto.com $2,800 $280 $0 0
5/27/2010 30 No PastryChefJobs.net $2,700 $270 $0 0
5/24/2010 30 No DirtyJobs.us $2,100 $100 $0 0
5/19/2010 30 No AnimationPrograms.us $1,900 $90 $0 0
6/13/2010 30 No MagicPen.us $1,900 $190 $0 0
5/27/2010 30 No ProductionJobs.us $1,900 $190 $0 0
5/27/2010 30 No WhiteDiamond.us $1,700 $170 $0 0
5/27/2010 30 No TutKing.com $1,600 $160 $0 0
5/26/2010 30 No TrackingLight.com $1,500 $150 $0 0
5/26/2010 30 No GreenChalkboards.com $1,400 $140 $0 0
5/27/2010 30 No FitnessTrainerJobs.net $1,400 $140 $0 0
5/19/2010 30 No ManagerialAccounting.us $1,300 $60 $0 0
5/24/2010 30 No CustodianJobs.us $1,300 $60 $0 0
5/27/2010 30 No CakeDecorations.us $1,300 $130 $0 0
5/27/2010 30 No BusinessLeadership.us $1,200 $120 $0 0
5/27/2010 30 No GreyEarl.com $1,100 $110 $0 0
5/27/2010 30 No HarborPearl.net $910 $90 $0 0
5/27/2010 30 No PasadenaCa.info $750 $70 $0 0
5/27/2010 30 No TrackRecord.us $730 $70 $0 0
5/27/2010 30 No GraduateLoans.us $700 $70 $0 0
5/27/2010 30 No MediaInfluence.net $690 $60 $0 0
5/27/2010 30 No Troubleshoots.org $640 $60 $0 0
5/26/2010 30 No CharcoalSticks.com $630 $60 $0 0
5/27/2010 30 No ChapelSistine.com $570 $50 $0 0
5/27/2010 30 No CalGrants.net $510 $50 $0 0

Bargain Domains

Are .mobi domains still a good investment?

I read about the death of .mobi on several blogs, as well as in a few newspapers. Should domain investors stop purchasing .mobi? How can this extension be dead when it’s still being sold at premiere domain companies? It makes me wonder about whether this is a ploy to increase the long-term value of .mobi.

I own 6 .mobi domains: Pier39.mobi, CableCar.mobi, YellowCabCo.mobi, EmpireStateBuilding.mobi, forces.mobi and fitnesstraining.mobi. If these names were .com versions, they would make me a fortune. I would definitely take a vacation after making a sale.

The reason a few newspapers wrote negative stories on the death of the .mobi extension is because the I-Phone’s .com button may have influenced users to overlook the advantages of .mobi pages. I-Phone users are essentially being pointed to .com instead of a .mobi page, which basically sabotaged the ,mobi domain.

The only .mobi domain I tried to move was Pier39.mobi and FitnessTraining.mobi. I’m still looking to find buyers for the .mobi domains above. I feel they are good names but negative publicity is preventing an end-user or an investor from acquiring them.

I don’t hae much to lose if the .mobi extension tanks. I did happen to avoid purchasing several .mobi domains due to the negative stories. Because Sedo keeps selling .mobi domains, I’m suspect to the death of the .mobi. Only time will tell the tale of the .mobi domain extension.