Want to learn how to get started as a domainer? You found the right article to get you started.
As a new domainer, there is an abundance of domain name industry information to soak in. Often times you may feel like you’re taking a drink of water from a fire hose. However, if you follow the right path, you can enjoy long-term success. This article will help you short-circuit the domain name learning process and get up-to-speed faster.
Step 1: Visit Namefrat.com and sign up for a free account
Domaining is the process of buying, selling and monetizing domain names for profit. What better place to begin as a domainer than by visiting Namefrat.com! We send out email newsletters containing links to our latest articles. An account on Domaining.com will also prove helpful. A Domaining.com account allows you can log in to many sites, including BargainDomains.com (auctions), Valuate.com (domain valuation system), PremiumDomains.com (premium value domain names), and Domainers.org (domainer directory).
Step 2: Discover popular Niches
What are the most popular niches in the domain industry? Today’s popular domain name niches include jobs, resumes, hotels, 3D, education, games, products, services, and travel. Keep an eye on the most popular culture and trends. By doing so, you can make inexpensive purchases and then resell them for a profit. Read domain blogs to keep up-to-date with the popular domain niches, and check the newspaper, Alexa.com, and popular websites for popular niches that are gathering steam
Step 3: Visit estibot.com and sign up for a free account
At Estibot.com you can appraise domains and get an idea of keyword metrics. Although the appraisal should not to be treated as gospel and used to buy or sell domains, it does provide insight for the domain name valuation. Without a free account, Estibot.com only allows you to perform one appraisal.
Step 4: Learn the different Domain name Registrars
Three of the most popular domain registrars are Go Daddy, eNom and Network Solutions. Find the domain registrar that fits you needs. Go Daddy tends to be the popular choice because they are always offering a discount for new domain name registrations
Step 5: Visit domain name auctions
Go to Sedo.com, Go Daddy Auctions, Moniker, and Namejet.com. These are popular domain auction marketplaces.As a new domainer, you can get an idea of what domain names are popular, which are selling, and how much domain names are selling for. Watch auctions regularly to find the hot domains, trends, and niches.
Step 6: Learn to register good domain names
What is a good domain name? Watch and learn. Single word .coms: yes. Single words with another extension: yes. From there it becomes a gray area. Usually, geographic (GEO) job domains such as SanFranciscoJobs.com, JobsinNewYorkCity.com, LosAngelesJobs.com, and other GEO job domains do well. Niche jobs such as HealthcareJobs.com, MedicalJobs.com, BrokerJobs.com, NursingJobs.com, and BusinessJobs.com are going to command high premium prices. Although .com will always be king, you can look for .net, .org, and .us domains. Even the .co has a good crop of domain inventory that is still available. Product domains, resume domains, service domains, education domains, and 3D domains are currently hot. Try to be as specific as possible. If you can’t find a certain domain, you can research the niches that people tend to disregard. For example, cover letter domains seem to be popular, especially since people are looking more for resume domains. Be careful on the domain name you register because you don’t want to spend too much on unmarketable domains.