I was buying something on Amazon this morning, when I decided to search for “domain name.” I was initially curious to know if I would find any domain name listings on Amazon, but I was very surprised to see how many books about domain names are listed on Amazon.
Have a look at this screenshot of a portion of my search results:
When I did my search this afternoon, Amazon showed 1,672 results for a search for “domain name” and quite a few of the top results include books about buying and re-selling domain names. Many of these books are available in Kindle or other e-reader format so there is no physical book available. I had no idea that there are so many books about the business of domain name investing.
What I found very interesting is that I did not recognize the names of many of the authors of the books I saw. I attend the conferences and probably do dozens (or more) Whois lookups every day, and many of the authors are completely unknown to me. This does not mean the information in these books isn’t helpful or valid of course, but I was a bit surprised by the number of books available and lack of recognizable names to me.