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Double Check Your Spelling When Bidding on Domain Auctions


This should go without saying, but it’s always important to double check your spelling on drop auctions. I am a bidder in the auction on Namejet, which ends this afternoon.There are 38 bidders in this auction that has 47 bids.

According to Wikipedia, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (commonly referred to as CBT) “is a psychotherapeutic approach that aims to solve problems concerning dysfunctional emotions, behaviors and cognitions through a goal-oriented, systematic procedure.” I am familiar with the term because my wife is studying this as she earns her Psy.D in Clinical Psychology (she’s in her 4th year of 5 years).

While thinking about the value of the domain name, I copied and pasted it into Google, and the first result was Google’s question, “Did you mean: “Cognitive Behavioral Therapy”‘? Of course, that’s what I meant, but it also means that the domain name is a typo. Sometimes typos can be good, but since this is such a long domain name as is, a typo like this is probably not worth a whole lot.

Had I not done the Google search and simply relied on the mentality of crowds (there are 38 bidders, so it must be good), I would have probably bid much more for it without consideration for the actual spelling. As I started this blog post, you should always check the spelling of a domain name before bidding to save on what could be an expensive mistake.

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Comments (3)


    I bought assuming that was the American spelling!

    Luckily it cost very little and it does get a small amount of traffic, but I am much more careful now 🙂

    March 22nd, 2010 at 6:20 pm


    On a related note, (typo) is now at auction at Namejet with 67 bidders.
    I’m in the auction myself and only realized that it’s a typo when I saw that the correctly spelled domain is a live website.

    March 27th, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    Phil sold for 6800.00 on NameJet it looked like investor at first and even second glance..

    April 12th, 2011 at 11:21 pm

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