What Are Valuable Domain Names?
If you are looking to profit from buying and selling domain names, valuable domain names are the most sought after commodity. With over 20,000 domain names being registered every day, these valuable domain names may be hard to come by.
When looking for valuable domain names the top-level domain (TLD) which is the extension of the domain name, is the first consideration. There are many TLDs available today. But .com is still the most valuable, most sought after, and most trusted. The .com extension was the first to be registered back in the 90s. And this is still at the foremost of peoples minds when visiting a website.
Valuable domain names can be considered those URLs with popular keywords in them. When someone does a search for content, or specific products, and your domain name contains those keywords, you’re more likely to show up in the search results. The major search engines figure that if you’re domain name is www.trainingdogs.com, then your website is most likely about training dogs. With a domain name like this, showing up in the search engines for the keyword training dogs gives you a better chance at ranking highly within these search results.
Searching For Domain Names to Purchase
The first order of business is deciding which company to buy your domain name from. There are many options available on the Internet. Though I don’t have a favorite, I do try to make all my purchases from one company. This way I can keep track of which domain names are going to be expiring soon all in one place. I don’t want to have to keep track of which domain name is registered where.
When searching for a domain name to purchase, start with your main keyword that you will be building your site around. Chances are when you search to see if the domain name is available it will already be registered. This is where you have to get creative. Start your search by adding words either to the front of the domain name, or to the end of the domain name. For example: www.trainingdogseasy.com or www.howtotraindogs.com. By adding words to either the front or the end of the domain name, you can keep your keywords in there.
When looking for a domain name to purchase, whether you plan on turning around and selling it, or using it for your own site, putting thought into the name of the domain is very important. Choosing the top level domain name of .com should be considered if possible. Having your main keyword within the domain name should also be considered for search engine optimization purposes.