When it comes to my domain name portfolio, I generally stick to buying category keyword .com domain names. There’s nothing wrong with brandables (and they can sell for a lot of money), but that isn’t where my focus is.
Whenever I go out or do any reading, I am always thinking about potential domain names. I look through lists of names offered by brokers and marketplaces, and I sometimes consult a dictionary and thesaurus to find potential acquisition targets.
I was updating an incorrectly categorized domain name at Internet Traffic this weekend, when I thought of another way that I can get ideas to find category defining keyword domain names to purchase. I can look through the drop down lists at Internet Traffic to get keyword ideas. Perhaps some of the category .com domain names will be for sale, and others will not be listed but can be purchased for a fair price after contacting the owner first.
I am sure people have looked through the Internet Traffic category list, but names are added for sale all the time. If you don’t find anything for sale, perhaps the keyword list will give you some other acquisition ideas.
My opinion is that if there is a category for a particular keyword, the matching .com domain name is probably worth something. I’ll consult the list and see if I can find some good names to buy.