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Are all 1 word .com domains good investment?

NameSilo

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I am just wondering are 1 word .com domains valuable?

some sell in the 6 figures while i see some are not even $10 (no interest from people)

What are the key ingredients to having a highly valued one word domains? :xf.wink:(y)
 
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D Haynes

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All depends on the words usability, pronunciation, popularity, relevance, ease of spelling etc.

Some are worth nothing and others are worth millions.
 

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There are plenty of one word names that are worthless add a suffix to any word it will be available.
 

Ostrados

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There are many available one word .com domains that are not worth hand reg, I see such domains everyday in droplists.

Only common (maybe less than 30%) dictionary words are valuable. Good one words are 99.99% taken, so to get a valuable one word simply avoid hand reg and try to buy them from others instead.
 

Ostrados

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What are the key ingredients to having a highly valued one word domains? :xf.wink:(y)

  1. Dictionary words
  2. Must be commom word (high search volume)
  3. Taken in many TLDs, the higher the better.
  4. Shorter is better (less than 10 is optimal)
  5. No misspelling
  6. Be careful about words with muliple spellings (ex: US vs UK) I prefer to avoid these or take the US version (ex: jewelry vs jewellery)
  7. Plural vs singular: sometimes one of them is better than the other (depends on the word)
  8. Negative words have less value
  9. Old words that people no longer use (ex: from the 1800s) are less desirable
 
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  1. Dictionary words
  2. Must be commom word (high search volume)
  3. Taken in many TLDs, the higher the better.
  4. Shorter is better (less than 10 is optimal)
  5. No misspelling
  6. Be careful about words with muliple spellings (ex: US vs UK) I prefer to avoid these or take the US version (ex: jewelry vs jewellery)
  7. Plural vs singular: sometimes one of them is better than the other (depends on the word)
  8. Negative words have less value
  9. Old words that people no longer use (ex: from the 1800s) are less desirable
@gold lover Agree with most of them, I would like to add a couple more:

10. Look for trending names.
11. Avoid made-up words, unless proven history of sales or make sense in that category.
 
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gold lover

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Hello, thank you so much for your reply.

May I know how do i look for trending names?

thank you for answering my newbie question :xf.smile::xf.grin:
 
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Hello, thank you so much for your reply.

May I know how do i look for trending names?

thank you for answering my newbie question :xf.smile::xf.grin:

May I know how do i look for trending names? - From the News going around, for example the emerging technologies, etc etc you may need to select a niche and dig further, from your own research.

I have talked about the trending domain names here at my Video (Tips for finding Good Domain Names):


The video is in Hindi, in case you don't understand there are English subtitles too.
 
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Josytal

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Not necessarily. Obscure, rarely used words will fetch you next to nothing.
 
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  1. Dictionary words
  2. Must be commom word (high search volume)
  3. Taken in many TLDs, the higher the better.
  4. Shorter is better (less than 10 is optimal)
  5. No misspelling
  6. Be careful about words with muliple spellings (ex: US vs UK) I prefer to avoid these or take the US version (ex: jewelry vs jewellery)
  7. Plural vs singular: sometimes one of them is better than the other (depends on the word)
  8. Negative words have less value
  9. Old words that people no longer use (ex: from the 1800s) are less desirable
nice post.
 

Omar Negron

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No. All 1 word .coms are not valuable. The keyword, high search volume domains are generally more valuable.

You can find plenty 1 word .com domains on the deleted lists that no one else seems to want.

-Omar
 

biggie

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Hi

since there are no absolutes in domaining,
then obvious answer would be "no".

but the real question might be:
regardless to how many words are in a domain, would you know whether it was good investment or not?

imo....
 

DuDD

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All depends on the words usability, pronunciation, popularity, relevance, ease of spelling etc.

Some are worth nothing and others are worth millions.
The easiest domain names to spell and remember tend to be those that consist of one or two short, common real words, or words and phrases from popular expression.