Dropped Domains Are Big Business

Domain names serve many dif­fer­ent pur­pos­es when doing busi­ness online. For one they become a company’s iden­ti­ty. Any­thing short and catchy will be a def­i­nite plus. They also pro­vide a per­ma­nent address/location to it’s reg­is­trant. Hav­ing said this, it is essen­tial to pick out some­thing that peo­ple will remem­ber how to get back to. In order to sell on the web, you need to build up clien­tel and also keep it. Hav­ing your own domain name is the first step in that process. Now imag­ine the pres­sure on any com­pa­ny that is not sure what to name itself. All the catchi­est names are no longer avail­able and will nev­er be reg­is­ter­able again, cor­rect?

WRONG!!! What many peo­ple con­sid­er a dead and over with kind of busi­ness, is real­ly just start­ing to come up: Domain names are drop­ping every sin­gle day. That means after they expire, the reg­is­trar let’s them drop. Those domains become avail­able to be reg­is­tered by pret­ty much any­body and first come first serve. You can imag­ine what I am get­ting at, right?

YES, you are cor­rect: Domain Drops are big busi­ness and have made some indi­vid­u­als very wealthy. Do you think you have what it takes, to become one of those peo­ple? Now let’s see. How do you know if a name is going to expire or not? Well, you do have plen­ty of help to choose from there. Many drop ser­vices have estab­lished them­selves online. There is the free one, the paid ver­sion and the soft­ware you can buy to get your unfil­tered results on just the kinds of names that you are look­ing for. Now remem­ber: Do NOT go crazy and reg­is­ter any­thing that looks good to you at the moment. It would be the worst thing you could do, and leave you with 100’s of domain names which nobody likes but you. Mar­ketabli­ty is what makes a name worth spend­ing the $10 on at places like GoDad­dy, NameCheap, or even Enom. “So can I take my time to reg­is­ter those names?” Absolute­ly not. When you see a good name avail­able, go get it. Not tomor­row, not in an hour, I mean RIGHT NOW!

Some of the high pro­file names you won’t even be able to get “by hand.” I sug­gest look­ing at the drop ser­vices of Snap­Names, Pool, or even Name­Jet. These sites are set up like and auc­tion for who­ev­er is going to win the domain if the drop ser­vice is actu­al­ly the lucky one that will catch it. There are many more ser­vices about to launch due to the gain in pop­u­lar­i­ty of dropped domains.

Fur­ther­more let’s face it: Names do not sell them­selves with­out any actions what­so­ev­er. The aver­age inter­net user will not auto­mat­i­cal­ly assume that your domain name is actu­al­ly for sale. A smart thing to do would be to put up 1 page inform­ing vis­i­tors that your domain name “might be” for sale. Have your domain names traf­fic point to it and even try to get it into the search engines.

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