Most people don’t hand register names or encourage others to do it. There’s the idea that a name that hasn’t been thought of already isn’t worth anything and you’re basically setting money on fire.
We know that at a certain level, or price point, it’s all about timing and exposure/marketing. You can make argument that this is the case for any domain sale, but at the lower level it’s everything.
When we’re dealing with brandables at this level, be they made up words, keyword brands or any other type, it may be close to 100% dependent on timing and exposure.
The thing with hand registering names is to not go crazy, always keeping in mind “will someone ever buy this name as a brand”. You don’t have to get them all right, in fact you only have to be right a very small percentage of the time to make money.
You can use names that are selling as examples of names that might sell to end users. Godaddy auction names with bids, isn’t really the best barometer to gauge whether or not a name will sell in the retail world, but it’s at least something to look at, Always keeping in mind that a ton of crap gets sold.
Here’s an idea that could help someone find salable available names; It might also help validate, in their minds at least, if an auction name is worth buying or if there’s a name that is just as good , available for hand registration. If there’s a crap load of similar or same quality names available, then you probably shouldn’t buy the one at auction.
Back to the idea: Find a name that’s at auction and see what else is out there. I’m specifically talking about 2 word, keyword brandables, as they’re the easiest thing in the lower range of names to duplicate and possibly sell. To clarify, a made up word is pretty much unique, long tail keywords don’t sell, and really good category defining names aren’t in the same league.
I pulled SugarStreet.com out of today’s list as an example. It’s a perfectly good brandable, could be anything, no real value in the specific pairing of words other than making a decent brand for something. It’s currently at around $150.
I quickly spun up names that I think are similar, or close, from the perspective that they’re a two word brandable that uses the keyword sugar.
They might not be as good as the one at auction, but it’s probably worth taking a look at what might be out there, before or even after you spend several hundred bucks.
Especially on a name where success depends so much on timing and marketing.
- 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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Park.io Names at Auction or Dropping
The No Bid List
Names With Bids
Your LLLL.coms of The Day
LLLL’s that End Users Might use someday
LLL’s, CCC’s, 5L’s
One Worders and Other TLD’s
Vape, Weed and Vegan Names and VR
Godaddy Value BIN
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