I had a great time at Namescon, the worst part of the whole trip was coming home to a snow covered vehicle sitting at the train station in 3 degree weather. At least it started, I was worried that the diesel might gel and it wouldn’t start.
On the flight home I sat next to a guy that worked as a software developer. He was also flying home after attending a conference in Vegas. I told him I had been at a Domain conference and then explained the whole business of the domain aftermarket and domain investing. He had a really good concept of domains and there value, but had never really considered the aftermarket. He even told me that he and his friends buy domains to make joke sites, like buying each others names and putting funny stuff on the sites.
He also had a few side projects on domains that were actually pretty good. It made me remember something that I think I’ve mentioned before, that domains can be good or great for a particular application, but not salable or most likely will never sell.
What I mean is that a domain can be good for a business or project by meeting all of it’s needs, memorable, applicable, brandable, if that’s the goal, but that doesn’t mean that anyone will ever pay more than $10 for the name.
We often talk about domains in terms of good and bad, but the more appropriate discussion should be “ok that’s a decent domain, but is there anyone out there that will buy it”. This concept applies to the full price range of aftermarket and unregistered domains. There are tons of “good” domains with a huge price tag that no business will ever buy. There are also tons, to the 10th power, of domains that are good that might not even be registered or really cheap, that will also never sell to any business large or small.
I do this wrong all the time. I see a domain that I think is good, buy or register it, without considering if any business will ever buy or use it. Most of the time I’m just guessing, but other times I get caught in the blatant trap of buying something that will never sell just because I think it’s “good”.
While there’s no real formula, ask yourself “Will this domain be desired by a business” before you even consider buying it.
Not only is there no formula for knowing if a domain will sell, there’s not always a right answer. I might think a domain will never sell, but that’s only based on my own limited world view and experience. Someone else with better incite into a certain sector or industry might see a domain and know for sure that it has a higher than average chance of selling. All we can do is learn, glean as much knowledge as we can from others that do well, try things and duplicate the things that work.
Keep in mind that I put names on the list that I think are good, funny or that I can attempt to write something witty. There will always be some that I think are good but will probably never sell. I do this because I’m quickly identifying domains that might have some value to someone. It’s your job based off of your life experience and knowledge to decide if anyone will ever but it.
- Main List NameJet Flippa/Sedo
- LLLL.com’s LLL, CCC, 5L Other LLLL’s
- Short Brandables Numbers One Worders Vape, Vegan, VR
- Snap Names/Dropcatch NamePros Godaddy Value BIN
- Available For Reg Fee
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The No Bid List
AintNobody.com Ain’t nobody gonna beat us, ain’t nobody that can get it done. Maybe it works. I think it’s memorable and kinda fun
AmusingFun.com redundant but cheaper than amusing.com or fun.com
BasketOfPlenty.com like a cornucopia, those are usually made of basket type material I think
BuffaloSquad.com No idea what they do, but it sounds like a group of bison that team up and do something
ConsultingHelp.com get help by asking someone that knows more about something than you
CuteCustom.com good name for a business that makes custom gifts
EarningX.com throw an x on the end save thousands
EvaluateHealth.com could be a marketing call to action to get checked
EverydayOrdinary.com Just the usual
FindTheDifference.com comparisons or maybe a marketing name for a company that does something better
FineStrains.com a cannabis store with only the best strains
FollowFaster.com some sort of social app
GiveYourLove.com donations, maybe adopt a kid or a pet, adopt a small goat and cover both
GoMastery.com go is one of the most popular selling prefix keywords according to Godaddy
GoodLifeLesson.com A story or site about a life lesson so powerful it needs its own site
GotCaptured.com It’s a photo site, what did you capture?
GreatActions.com Things that people do that are great
GreatProfessions.com There are some professions that are great with the majority of people liking what they do, there are also some that suck.
GuruCourse.com Learn how to be a guru
HateTraining.com it’s negative, maybe it’s a way to get your annual training done in a fun way. There are certain area’s where negative won’t work, because I think that people don’t even like thinking about that particular negative, but there are others where most people have the negative opinion. There’s certain annual training that I have to take, I’m fairly confident that 90% of people hate that training.
HelpErase.com Get rid of something that’s hard to get rid of
HomeAlmighty.com your magnificent home
ItMethod.com I T method
KindAngel.com Takes care of people, I can never remember if it’s Angel or Angle off the top of my head. I have to check
LedgerClip.com It’s like a wallet for a ledger but smaller like a money clip
LessonSchedule.com an app for school
LifeIntegrate.com mesh things in your life together
LittleAgain.com A marketing name for things that you liked to do when you were little, but think you can’t since you’re an adult
LoanJournal.com Keep track of your loan, payments, payoff amount
MeBrewing.com home brew supplies
MentalChampion.com so so smart
MyLastDollar.com A personal blog how someone took there last dollar and became a millionaire. Doesn’t every make money system start out that way?
PayItOffFast.com A budgeting help site
RecordRoute.com tracks where you went
Your LLLL.coms of The Day
LLL’s, CCC’s, 5L’s
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