10 Commandments of Domain Name Value

Written by Jason Odom


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3 - Brand Recognition Simple, familiar words work better than complicated, hard-to-spell ones. Short, catchy names in attractive industry segments are also very valuable. Kleenex is an example of brand recognition inrepparttar brick and mortar world. The brand name Kleenex was originally associated with facial tissue made BY KLEENEX ONLY. Because of powerful brand recognition howeverrepparttar 105218 name Kleenex came to literally equal ANY brand of facial tissue. "Will you hand me a Kleenex please". This is one ofrepparttar 105219 areas where we rely heavily on our point of contact research and specialists experience with domain names. It is an area we do not analyze via computer algorithm. Rarely will any name receive an excellent valuation under this commandment unless it meetsrepparttar 105220 above criteria AND carriesrepparttar 105221 .Dot com extension. For explanations ofrepparttar 105222 rest ofrepparttar 105223 Commandments 4 - 10, visit http://extraordinaryartist.com/domain-name.htm It's FREE and will ensure you don't make a mistake right up front when trying to establish a viable Internet Business.

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Dictionary Domain Names: Can you still find and register them?

Written by Charles L. Harmon


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Inrepparttar process of using my old dictionary I noticed many alternate versions of common words. Some I registered, such as tythe (usual spelling is tithe), some I did not. You will also find words not in one well-known dictionary but in another popular dictionary. The word may or may not be inrepparttar 105217 Internet dictionary(s). I havenít usedrepparttar 105218 dictionary (a real printed dictionary) so frequently since I finished college. Because of it my vocabulary has just expanded by probably a thousand or more words.

As it turned out I was able to register many dictionary domains using this method. Almost every sitting I was able to find one or more words to register as a .com address. These were all single word dictionary words. I usually spent from one-half hour to once almost three hours at night, each time I checked my trusty old dictionary. My goal was to find at least one word to register. I think I only failed to do that once in many sittings (actually I laid in bed most ofrepparttar 105219 time). Now, as you can imagine, each time I registered a name I felt good knowing I wasrepparttar 105220 owner of a domain name that had a real meaning. It was a single word domain at that. Later I decided to find and register hyphened dictionary words such as scrub-up, jury-rig, two-cycle, puff-ball and others.

Lately I have been too busy to use this method. I have, however, developed an effective shortcut or two. Try these if you want dictionary words without spending too much time searching for them:

1)When reading books, magazines, web pages, watching television, etc. take note of any new or uncommon words. Check to see if any are available to register. I registered UIIR (urotensin II receptor), an acronym, and futzed using this method.

2)Subscribe to a domain name service (contact me for a recommendation) and look to see dictionary domains that have very recently expired or are expiring withinrepparttar 105221 next few days. You can find names still available to register but you have to act fast because most decent names usually get snapped up quickly.

3)You can sign-up with many registrars to get expiring dictionary domains, for a price. However, now I believe there is an auction on them if more than one person applies forrepparttar 105222 same name. Using this method I was able to get yolky and waeg dot com names by paying less than $70 each.

Each ofrepparttar 105223 above three methods have yielded good results for me whenever I used them; resulting in dictionary domain names I never would have thought were available. Words such as stellary, sexological, chinless, radishs, and shrilly, although not so common, were easily registered.

As torepparttar 105224 value of over 75 dictionary names I have registered usingrepparttar 105225 above three methods there is some uncertainty as to what they are worth. This is an unanswerable question until they are sold or otherwise used. A future article will detail some of my research to see what potential value lies in these dictionary domain names.

Charles is a computer programmer and developer turned web entrepreneur. He has written software for many major U.S. Corporations as well as written and sold his own software. He is currently developing a soon to be published website for his many domain names and another on top-rated eZines. Charles can be reached via the contact form at his sisterís http://www.KLTGallery.com website.


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