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Should I Hand Register Domain Names Today? - DomainInsider.in

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  1. Soofi

    Soofi DomainX™ PRO Gold Account VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Should I hand register domain names today as an investor?

    The simple answer is yes, you CAN hand register domain names today! More detailed answer is that 99.99% of today’s domain name registrations are horrible and terrible.

    Majority of domain name investors are losing money with hand registered domain names in the hope of making that one jackpot of domain name sale in order to recover most of their investment. However, we also have certain section of domain name investors AKA domainers with a more streamlined and proven strategies who are minting money with hand registered domain names in a certain niche.

    If I am hand-registering or acquiring (from aftermarket) a domain name today, It will normally be GEO+ComercialKeyword or an Emerging Future Technology related keywords in .COM extension (TLD).

    I’ll also perform the following few steps in order to figure out whether the domain name in question has any worth, and stands a chance to be sold for profit at later date.

    1. English formation and commercial viability (market acceptability) should make sense for, in the keywords.
    2. My experience of 18 years in the domain name industry, and 12 years of selling domain names helps quite a bit in picking up some DECENT domain names. Please note; I have mentioned DECENT because my picks could either be good/bad, as no one (including me) is 100% sure of what domain names are going to sell in the market
    3. Perform Google Search to figure out your general audience for the keywords in the domain name.
    4. Google search again with inverted commas (“keyword”) to know and compile a list of your endusers for the keywords or niche of your domain name.
    5. Perform LinkedIN search to figure out how many companies or professional entities are using your keywords as their company name. This action helps substantiate your domain name registration or acquisition.
    These are just some basic and initial steps which help in deciding whether I should hand register or acquire a domain name. If I’m still not sure, I’ll enhance my research with other social media and commercial platforms to be double sure of the possibilities.

    Helpful Tip: Stay up to date on latest news, especially on emerging technology and products. There are endless opportunities to hand-register domains that will become valuable in the future (Example: Crypto.com, CryptoGames.com, PodTaxi.com, Vapes.com, MagicVapes.com etc). Try to combine popular or trending keywords, for example: MagicVapes.com. (The Vape industry is a booming market, and brand names starting with “Magic” could get popular or use some other popular keyword).

    Statutory Warning: Don’t expect to sell a hand-registered domain name after few days or months. If it was available for registration, there is a reason behind it! (hint: nobody else wanted it). You have to be patient and probably identify endusers for your hand registered domain name.

    Happy Domaining!

    Source: my article from DomainInsider.in
     
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  2. Haykay2005

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    Those that shout handreg is dead go to aftermarket to pick up expired domain handreg by someone last year. What's the sense in that? Just come out and say you don't understand handreg . Those who do make money on daily basis. My own position though
     
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  3. Soofi

    Soofi DomainX™ PRO Gold Account VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    There are plenty of Domainers who sell hand registered domain names and have been doing this for a while. Just some ignorant people cannot change this fact.

    Keep up the good work!
     
  4. elevator

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    If you don't know how to get good hand reg; you can not know how to get good expired domains. I rather prefer to do well with hand reg than buying useless aftermarket.

    I mean it is with experienced like what @Soofi listed above; one can get wonders of hand regs. If there is no hand regs where would you get expired domains, what matter most is the experience to identify good ones.

    You can see the list of some good hand regs that makes some good money on my weekly publications here

    All I know that matters is experience of what makes good domain names
     
  5. Soofi

    Soofi DomainX™ PRO Gold Account VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Very nicely summed it up!
     
  6. BestDomains2828

    BestDomains2828 Established Member

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    Nice post I love this post
     
  7. Soofi

    Soofi DomainX™ PRO Gold Account VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Thank you!
     
  8. BestDomains2828

    BestDomains2828 Established Member

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    I once had coupon niche domain that can get me few dollars in any auction in my possible purchase list but I left that gold hoping on my brandables which never sale...
     
  9. Soofi

    Soofi DomainX™ PRO Gold Account VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    It’s not hard to find a niche on the Internet. Get your research mode on and get right back in to it :)
     
  10. ndeekay121

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    Handregs will still sell today, tomorrow and forever. As long as new technologies and innovation is the order of the day; handregs will always be relevant. Come what may!
     
  11. Fancy.domains

    Fancy.domains Selling gTLDs like delicious hotcakes Gold Account VIP

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    Yep! It was someone out there who first registered Drones.com, Artificialintelligence.com or Stemcell.com, and so on... Personally, I’m too much of a ”tech idiot” and late adaptor to gain these certain benefits. ;)
     
  12. BestDomains2828

    BestDomains2828 Established Member

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    I just made my first reg yesterday for a niche + insect.com later I found that the domain was dropped by end-user not a domainer, when I check wayback machine i saw the registry is unknown company which am sure modern domainers don't use the company anymore coz the company looks old, I later found this domain expired auction on pheenix ..

    Is there any way I can check the expired auction at pheenix to know if it actually sells?
    Thanks.
     
  13. Soofi

    Soofi DomainX™ PRO Gold Account VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    You nailed it!

    Innovation will continue and we'll keep on making money :)
     
  14. Soofi

    Soofi DomainX™ PRO Gold Account VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    You'll get there some day :)
     
  15. Soofi

    Soofi DomainX™ PRO Gold Account VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Pheenix isnt happening anymore, so dont waste your time on that platform. Good luck!
     
  16. BestDomains2828

    BestDomains2828 Established Member

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    Thanks man, am not using them just that I only saw the expired auction link in Google when I type my domain with no information about the auction again, am thinking of if there is any possible way to check old expired auction information on pheenix?
     
  17. Soofi

    Soofi DomainX™ PRO Gold Account VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I doubt there's any such information available in public domain.
     
  18. BestDomains2828

    BestDomains2828 Established Member

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    OK thanks man I really appreciate.
     
  19. Bulloney

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    Good observation, but new technologies and innovation are just a slice of the hand reg pie. With many thousands of new startups each day, someone who understands business and has an ounce of creativity in their bones, the domain world is their oyster.

    Bulloney aka ThatNameGuy™
     
  20. Soofi

    Soofi DomainX™ PRO Gold Account VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Well put!!
     
  21. BestDomains2828

    BestDomains2828 Established Member

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    [QUOTE="Bulloney, post: 7012167, member: 1005089"With many thousands of new startups each day, someone who understands business and has an ounce of creativity in their bones, the domain world is their oyster.

    Bulloney aka ThatNameGuy™[/QUOTE] You have a good punch here, going deeper for new trends can get you good sales, that means hand reg is the game of domaining. Trends like technology is indistinguishable in making money through domain.
     
  22. April004

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    In last 6 months I hand registered few great generic .XYZ domains and sold a select few of them in range $50-$350.
     
  23. Tunababa8v

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    Needless to say all domains I have sold since joining domaining over a year ago were all handreg. :xf.wink:
     
  24. Soofi

    Soofi DomainX™ PRO Gold Account VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    You are at top of the hand reg game in new gtld's :)

    very nice :)
     

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