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In 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 in Internet dictionary(s). I havenít used 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 of time). Now, as you can imagine, each time I registered a name I felt good knowing I was 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 within 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 for same name. Using this method I was able to get yolky and waeg dot com names by paying less than $70 each.
Each of 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 to value of over 75 dictionary names I have registered using 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.