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Foolproof method for working out if a domain is worth hand registering.

Located in Domain Beginners started by NicTraders, Sep 11, 2019.

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  1. NicTraders

    NicTraders Upgraded Member Gold Account

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    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.
     
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  2. topdom

    topdom Established Member

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    Sometimes it can make sense not to register a good looking fresh drop and wait for a while . For example if it is a hugedomains drop, probably it was theirs for several years and there were no buyers in that period. There is a time interval in which noone in the world was interested in that domain. Probably at the time of the drop that interval didn't end yet (if it did, this would be a big coincidence). If they kept the domain, say for 3 years, then it is very likely that noone will be interested in it in the next 6 months.
    On the other hand some domains are popular among domainers, even if not popular among endusers, and in that case it is impossible to handreg them, like 4 letter and 5 digit .com's.
     
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2019
  3. Mister Funsky

    Mister Funsky Top Member VIP

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    I am actually in the middle of a test period regarding hand regs, recent drops and auctions.

    Currently I am in the auction buying phase and have picked up quite a few good names and several top tier. They all are getting traffic, but only a few lowball offers have come in with no sales to date.

    The only recent sales I have had are from hand regs or drops...all in the low xxxx. To level the playing field, I am pulling pricing on all names to see if that has any influence...probably all a waste of time but it keeps me off the streets!
     
  4. NicTraders

    NicTraders Upgraded Member Gold Account

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    Yep, very true.

    ;) Well if all it does is to keep you off the streets, it's worthwhile! Though I think testing is well and truly handy anyway. Sometimes it is hard to know how much to take from the results since no 2 names are exactly the same anyway (and of course buyers are not identical either) and thus testing is not 100% repeatable. However over the long-term I think it still points you in the right direction anyway.

    I tend to put drops and auctions in a slightly different basket to a completely fresh hand reg (either reg'd for the first time or dropped say a couple of years ago) since I think there are a lot more decent names that get dropped (though it makes for square eyes trawling through lists of 1000's of domains to find a few gems). All pat of the fun though I guess.
     
  5. Paul 11

    Paul 11 Upgraded Member Gold Account

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    I like that you have a system and that you stick with it (obviously because it's what you're comfortable with and it's what works for you). Your stick-to-it-ness is as good reminder for me.
     
  6. marijuanadomain

    marijuanadomain Established Member

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    I hand reg using GD 99 cents coupon....squarely.com, MarijuanaSpices.com,RedneckGuy.com and lots more and sell for big profit.
     
  7. NicTraders

    NicTraders Upgraded Member Gold Account

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    Hmm, that one was reg'd 15 years ago.
     
  8. marijuanadomain

    marijuanadomain Established Member

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    you got that right!!

    all domains came from hand reg...chicken or the egg

    All my domains are hand reg and I sell for big $$$$$$
     
  9. NicTraders

    NicTraders Upgraded Member Gold Account

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    Deleted. wrong thread.
     
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2019
  10. lock

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    After 3 months you checked then why wasn't it taken. Thing is you just woke up front runners that see what you typed in and bought what you should have. It really shouldn't be a 3 month test but why hadn't anyone registered it in last 20 years. What i am saying is your the one that suggested the name if you never typed it in it may still be available.
     
  11. NicTraders

    NicTraders Upgraded Member Gold Account

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    I understand precisely. It doesn't bother me. Hand reg's are a tiny fraction of my business. And I actually don't think front running happens as much as some people say. I have still picked up nice names after chewing them over for a while. And I've missed some for sure. That's not an issue for me.
     
  12. lock

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    mistake
     
  13. NicTraders

    NicTraders Upgraded Member Gold Account

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    OK!
     

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