If You Want to See a Stampede, Look No Further Than This…

If you’re seeking engagement on Twitter in the domain name space, the best thing you can do is tell people you’re looking to buy a domain name and ask people to share their names. For a greater response, make the request somewhat vague, and there will be a stampede of domain name investors in your replies.

Peter Askew tipped me off to this domain-wanted post on Xwitter:


I shared a group of one word .com domain names I am selling, and it looks like everyone else shared theirs as well. Quite a few people honed in on the “highly brandable” reference in the post and shared their obscure and/or made up domain names that are, in some cases, quite baffling.

Hubspot Founder Dharmesh Shah kicked things off by sharing a new acquisition – Playground.com, and things went sideways from there.

For people who are seeking to buy a domain name and want to use Twitter as a means of seeing what is out there, I would make a few suggestions:

1) Be specific about the type of domain name that is desired (one word .com, for example).
2) Mention the industry or usage of the domain name.
3) Give some idea about the acquisition budget.
4) Be prepared for an onslaught of submissions.

Even with a very specific request, there will be many replies that have totally unrelated domain names. However, there is less of an obligation to reply to people whose submissions aren’t close to what is being requested.

Elliot Silver
Elliot Silver
About The Author: Elliot Silver is an Internet entrepreneur and publisher of DomainInvesting.com. Elliot is also the founder and President of Top Notch Domains, LLC, a company that has closed eight figures in deals. Please read the DomainInvesting.com Terms of Use page for additional information about the publisher, website comment policy, disclosures, and conflicts of interest. Reach out to Elliot: Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn

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