The In's and Out's of Pre-Owned Domain Names

Written by Richard Lowe

I don't know about you, but sometimes it seems like all ofrepparttar best domain names have already been taken. On more than one occasion, I've come up with a great domain name for a site, only to find that someone else had already purchased it. I can live with that, but sometimes I've found that it has been purchased by some scum domain scavenger, and that's really annoying.

A domain scavenger is someone who purchases a whole bunch of domain names underrepparttar 108297 theory that people will want to purchase some of them duringrepparttar 108298 year or two that they own them. These people are bottom feeders, as they hold many useful domains, demand huge prices, and do not provide any real value. It's not uncommon to find that a domain name is not available, to check repparttar 108299 WHOIS information and find it is owned by "this domain is for sale". In fact, some of these scum have been known to purchase thousands of domain names made of uprepparttar 108300 first and last names from a phone book, inrepparttar 108301 hopes that at least some ofrepparttar 108302 people will want their names as a dot com.

Anyway, domains are only purchased for a specific time period, and they do come up for renewal regularly. Quite often they are not renewed, and at that timerepparttar 108303 domain names may be purchased by others. Evenrepparttar 108304 so-called "good names" are occasionally not renewed.

Sometimes domain names do not get renewed becauserepparttar 108305 business that owned them is no longer operational. Sometimesrepparttar 108306 business still exists but has found it no longer wants or needs a domain name. Quite oftenrepparttar 108307 bottom feeders will allow their unpurchased domain names to expire because they don't haverepparttar 108308 funds to purchase them again or they feelrepparttar 108309 domains are no longer marketable or profitable.

Occasionally,repparttar 108310 domain name holder has died or lost interest in their business orrepparttar 108311 internet. Once in a while a domain is allowed to expire because it has attracted some maliciousness and it cannot be maintained, and most often of all,repparttar 108312 domain name holder simply does not realize that it needs to be renewed. In this last instance,repparttar 108313 domain name is unintentionally expired and someone can purchase it beforerepparttar 108314 owner realizes it.

In any event, regardless of why a domain name expires, you can often find yourself in a position to purchase one that has been previously owned. Note that in addition to expired domains, you can also purchase domain names onrepparttar 108315 after-market (by making bids) or fromrepparttar 108316 domain name resellers (the bottom feeders mentioned above).

Some Advantages Of Using Pre-Owned Names

The name was part of a link exchange - Webmasters work hard to get their sites involved in link exchanges. This meansrepparttar 108317 domain names are listed on other sites, and this is useful for getting traffic. If you take over a domain name, you can inherit these incoming links andrepparttar 108318 resulting traffic.

It was listed in Yaho, DMOZ and/or Looksmart - A small industry has sprung up recently, which consists simply of selling tools and reports to allow people to quickly find domain names which are listed in Yahoo, DMOZ, Looksmart or other directories yet have expired. By expiring, these domain names are up for grabs, and all ofrepparttar 108319 resulting benefits forrepparttar 108320 original site transfer torepparttar 108321 new site. For a well placed entries, this can literally mean hundreds of thousands of hits per month.

There are hundreds of thousands of sites listed in Yahoo and millions in DMOZ. Anywhere from a few dozen to a few hundred expire each month. Eventuallyrepparttar 108322 expiration would be discovered andrepparttar 108323 entry removed. However, if someone purchasesrepparttar 108324 domain name quickly enough,repparttar 108325 entry will remain and you will gain that traffic.

"5 Super Easy Secrets To A Winning Domain Name"

Written by Ewen Chia

Are you having sleepless nights thinking ofrepparttar right domain name for your online business?

Well, everyone and everyone's grandmother knows by now why having your own domain is so important. To sum it up, here'rerepparttar 108296 main advantages :

- It shows You are serious about your business - It creates instant credibility for your business - It creates a branding for your business - It builds your online identity and is easily remembered - It can be an excellent marketing tool when used correctly - It is an investment and intellectual property owned by YOU

Needless to say - having your own domain is an absolute NECCESSITY if you're serious about doing business online!

But aren't allrepparttar 108297 good domain names gone you say?

It's true that most short or one-word or generic names are taken up, BUT you can still win atrepparttar 108298 domain name game by followingrepparttar 108299 simple steps

Here arerepparttar 108300 5 super easy secrets to a winning domain name anytime!


Every business needs to be branded, and that does not exclude your online business!

Now what's branding in simple terms?

It's an identity that you want your customers to remember you by, andrepparttar 108301 best way to do that online is by your domain name!

For instance, your business branding may be "Best Quality Service", so why not use that as your domain name, if it's still available for registration?

This is a great way of creating a CONSISTENT branding and identity!


How about using familiar or unique phrases as your domain name? This can help differentiate your site and heightenrepparttar 108302 recall factor

You can think up many catch-phrases for domain branding, how about "CowJumpsOverTheMoon", "MakeLoveNotWar", "SaleOfTheCentury", etc?

But it's important thatrepparttar 108303 phrases you use is aligned to your business, you wouldn't want to use a domain like when you're selling high end premium products, it just doesn't gel!


An important and smart approach to selecting domain names used by many marketers is to createrepparttar 108304 domain based on rich keywords relating to their businesses. The reason behind this lies inrepparttar 108305 fact that it helps enhance search engine rankings, especially pay-per-click listings which is essentially a bidding on top keywords.

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