So you’ve recently entered the exciting world of domaining. Congratulations! Buying and selling internet domain names is an excellent way to generate income, whether you’ve gone all-in and hope to make a full-time living as a domaining guru or have invested a small amount of money in hopes of creating a little extra cash flow to pay for dinners out or that new TV you’ve been wanting.
Either way, one of the hardest parts of domaining is coming up with domain names that are likely to sell. When you’re brainstorming ideas, keep these tips in mind to help keep the creative juices flowing.
1. Think in terms of geography.
Sometimes the way to come up with a winning domain name is to put a little geography behind it. If you’re thinking of pet services-oriented domain names, for example, think of large cities around which those services might take place. A domain name like charlottedogwalker.com, for instance, might be of interest to someone starting a dog walking business in the greater Charlotte, North Carolina area. Adding in a city or state name is a great way to make a domain name unique and desirable.
2. Put a little action behind it.
If you’re going to register what seems like an AMAZING domain name, it’s a good idea to cover any variations of that name that could be used. This includes variations that include action words. If you just know that bigchewydogtoy.com is going to be a hit someday, go ahead and purchase variations like getbigchewydogtoy.com.
3. Finally, don’t forget those extra words…
If a buyer wants to get around buying a domain name you already own, they’ll try variations of that name that have extra words tucked in. If bigchewydogtoy.com is taken, they’ll try mybigchewydogtoy.com or thebigchewydogtoy.com. Beat them to the punch by investing in these names first!