I often see people on these forums giving advice to others about hand registering domains. I thought I'd share mine: When I think of domains I might register, I check if they're available (obviously). If they are I put them in my list. 3 months later I check if they're still available. If they aren't available anymore I know they were probably decent names and I should have registered them. If they're still available I know they're rubbish and not worthwhile. Result - I never register worthless domains. While this is partly humorous there is also a very big element of truth to it for me. I rarely do hand reg's though occasionally I allow myself to do so as long as I've had at least a month or so to consider the name and its merits. Frequently I chew over them for 3 months or more. If I miss out I don't really care. If I still like it after I see it in the list and think about it a bunch of times then I might register it. Food for thought.