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If others are like me, they probably find themselves searching for domain names based on events going on in their life. Lately, I’ve been spending quite a bit of time searching for wedding, pet, and real estate domain names. I do some keyword research via Keyword Discovery in addition to the “real world” research that I am constantly doing. I also look-up category killer names on

Exploring new areas can help broaden your domain horizons and help you find some new domain names. Just like a change of scenery can help a writer or an artist, it can also help a domain investor. I always keep my eyes open when I am in a new store or doing something new. Having a Blackberry handy also helps for the on-the-go domain lookups. Chances are great that if you have the “domain bug,” you do the exact same thing.

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Comments (7)

    Robert Mira

    Glad to hear I’m not the only one on this planet doing on-the-fly domain name lookups while others are merely shopping, driving or eating at a restaurant. I thought I may be in need of help help. Hmmmmm…,

    February 11th, 2008 at 11:28 am

    Peter Pinti

    I must agree, I find myself thinking about everyday events that I go through and think about what domain name would associate with that. Crazy how this world encompasses our everyday lives.

    February 11th, 2008 at 11:47 am

    Dey Locke

    Glad to see that I am not alone in my domainsanity these days . . . whew.

    February 11th, 2008 at 1:58 pm

    John Bomhardt

    Sometimes I would annoy my wife at times by saying “.com” after every answer or sentence. This is while we’re having a conversation. Its hilarious….but don’t over do it. Trust me 🙂


    February 11th, 2008 at 3:50 pm

    Conor Neu

    What is the best registrar with a mobile-friendly website? I often find myself putting domains I see on-the-fly into my notepad in my blackberry rather than doing a lookup right there, mainly because I don’t have a good mobile friendly site.


    I would contact your registrar and ask for an account representative. If they give you one, you can email him/her. I know Moniker, Godaddy and Rebel have fantastic customer service reps.

    February 11th, 2008 at 11:37 pm


    Are you getting married?

    This is a great tip. And for those without a Blackberry, I’d suggest simply carrying a small notepad and jotting down domain ideas as they hit. That’s what I do.


    Yes indeed! In August.

    February 12th, 2008 at 1:52 pm


    Yep, count me in as a on-the-fly domainer! Having an iPhone comes really really handy 🙂

    February 12th, 2008 at 7:14 pm

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