Finding Domain Names of Interest

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Aside from my daily lists of upcoming domain name expiry auctions, I don’t spend a whole lot of time analyzing lists of keywords and phrases to find domain names to buy. Most often, I find domain names that would be of interest to me by doing ordinary things in life – reading the news, reading books to my kids, and just reading things in general.

Oftentimes, I will see a word or phrase while doing something and pay a quick visit to the website to see what is there. If the domain name is developed, I will quickly assess how important the domain name is to that business. This will help me determine whether or not to send an offer or inquiry email. For instance, I will be much more inclined to email a registrant if the domain name is simply used for forwarding as opposed to a website that clearly utilizes the domain name for its branding.

If the domain name looks like it could be available for the right offer, I do a quick Whois lookup on the spot. I typically either use the standard DomainTools Whois search or I use the GoDaddy Whois search. If I don’t have enough time to do a Whois lookup, I will either note the domain name in my head or send a brief email to myself so I can remember to do a Whois search later on when I have more time.

Once I have done a Whois search, I will check my records to see if I have emailed the registrant in the past. This will give me some idea about whether or not I should proceed with an inquiry or offer, and it will also tell me where I need to start if I made an offer in the past.

Previously, I spent a fair amount of my time doing keyword searches using dictionaries and thesaurus tools. These days, I have found more names to inquire about as I go about my daily activities.

2 COMMENTS

  1. Hello Elliot,

    We are impressed that you know what We Call ( Intuitive Culling ) Our members of the Contact Group) use this extensively.
    JAS 4/29/2021

    Gratefully and Respectfully, Jeff Schneider (CONTACT GROUP} Metal Tiger, Former
    ( Rockefeller I.B.E.C. Strategic Marketing Analyst/Strategist) (Licensed C.B.O.E. Commodity Hedge Strategist) ( Domain Master) ( UseBiz.com)

  2. Yup, you have to read and listen to the news esp the local news

    For example, the state govt has decided to do the emission caps on the pollution stuffs and they were talking about pollution allowances

    so I hand reg pollutionallowance.com
    pollutionallowances.com

    and on the national news in Florida they were talking about ghost candidates so I hand reg
    ghostcandidates.com
    ghostcandidate.com

    easy peasy and I am sure I can sell those for more than the $7 I paid…..

    and another example is they were talking about female rage ..so I hand reg malerage.com

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