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You see a domain name - what's the first thing you do?

Labeled as question in General Domain Discussion, started by DefinitelyDomains, Feb 19, 2017

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  1. DefinitelyDomains

    DefinitelyDomains DefinitelyDomains.com VIP

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    Ok, so you find a domain - what's the first thing you do?
     
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  2. Hypersot

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  3. wakguano

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    put it in notepad ... wait a few more days then decide if i wanna reg it or not. I learned that regging every name u can think of is a bad habit ... what do u call it, pulse regging? ... somehow i think i dont have it anymore . cheers
     
  4. Haris

    Haris Best Domainer Of The End-Times VIP

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  5. usernamex

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    Shoot the hostage!

    @DefinitelyDomains - Were you asking if available or unavailable?

    If registered: non-cached whois, archive.org, hosterstats
    https://gwhois.org/namepros.com
    https://web.archive.org/web/*/namepros.com
    http://www.hosterstats.com/historicaldns.php?domain=namepros.com

    If the site is live, go there direct to see if it's parked/for sale/developed

    If unregistered: add to Standby List, archive.org, hosterstats, although many times I stick stuff on my Standby List, and don't research until I have time or if the Supersale starts : grin :
     
  6. DTR Alex

    DTR Alex Established Member

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    age
    how many extensions are taken
    shorter is better
    product/service appeal
    wider scope
    previous sales of similar name at Namebio
    decide how I can sell, before I purchase
    trend of such domains (for example: cloud, mag, vr, weed, health, names are hot today)
    avoid confusion in pronounce-ability (for example: 925 / 9-5 / 9 to 5 / nine 2 five / nine-five / nine two five)
     
  7. DefinitelyDomains

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    Available, by any means (hand reg/auctions etc etc)
     
  8. Hypersot

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    Ah, that changes it then as in,

    -how did I end up finding that domain? was it actively searched for?.. if yes, then I'd regged it.

    -If I found it by mistake then I'd do research to determine what 'type' it is, ie. brandable, keyword, geo, domain that could be monetized for its traffic, etc....and then I'd respond accordingly.

    ..that's a strange question to ask tbh though. It's like you don't know why you found a domain you were searching for in the first place? ... :)
     
  9. stub

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    I think how lucky or stupid the owner is to own such a domain.
     
  10. DefinitelyDomains

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  11. DefinitelyDomains

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    Ok, let me try and simplify it a little. You have found a domain name, and are deciding whether or not to purchase it. What's the first thing you do? Are you an impulse buyer who just goes ahead and purchases it anyway? Do you check Whois? Do you run a number of keyword searches? Do you rely upon valuation tools?
     
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  12. Hypersot

    Hypersot Top Contributor VIP

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    but, that's what I'm confused with, how did I end up finding that name?

    Personally, I almost never find free domains by accident... They always come up after hours of research where I know exactly what I'm looking for.

    Obviously we have a different approach here hence the confusion.
     
  13. DefinitelyDomains

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    It's not relevant. You have found it whether it be from an expired list, or GD Closeouts, that doesn't matter. Ok, so you've seen a domain name?
     
  14. Hypersot

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    Ofc it matters. Do you think I've done all that research *not* to buy that name?

    When I find free names after hours of research the only logical action is to purchase... why did I research them if I wasn't going to purchase them.

    Again, I'm pretty sure we have a different approach to how we look for names so consider my answer as: I purchase them :)
     
  15. DefinitelyDomains

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    (y)
     
  16. drsheraz

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    Price
    Age
    Target End users
    Google search volume
    Register in other tlds or not
     
  17. wayne wooldridge

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    Check backlink history, spam score, archive.org history, whether or not it is listed for sale anywhere.
     
  18. canswift

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    My first port of call is usually the gov. TESS trademark search, then archive.org (if it's a drop).
     
  19. AutoDealer

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    1. Exact keyword search
    2. Is it Adsense blocked?
    3. No dashes, no dots
    4. Short wins
     
  20. nomen

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    Double-check its availability to be reg'd or purchased. Lost of a lot of hours for domains that have turned out to be either reg'd or unavailable for purchase.
     
  21. Haris

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  22. platey

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    I guess domains

    If I think of a concept or tech idea etc
    And the relevant. Com of the idea is available I buy it

    With more and more people becoming domains etc add to that businesses themselves also looking to buy domains direct etc good domains are being snapped up so fast - timing is important

    Better to waste 10 dollars on a domain you may not want than lose out on a decent domain because you took too long thinking about whether to buy the domain or not etc and in that time someone else bought it and then decides not to sell etc
     
  23. FNet

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    - Price
    - Do I like the name?
    - Can I use it as an end user(developer)?
    - If it is not a dotcom then in how many other TLDs it is already registered?
     
  24. infosec3

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    Think of whether it is a good or bad name and reflect on the time when I was unable to distinguish either.
     
  25. hugegrowth

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    Gut feeling. The more experienced you are, the better. If you make a mistake you learn from it and move on.
     

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