27.11.07

Help! Somebody Got My Domain Name

I used to get domain name alerts via subscription email from BuyDomains.com. Usually they track fresh inventory of interest to you by providing keywords and the category a particular domain name comes under. It's a great way to keep in touch with the domain market if you're involved in the registration of domain names.

At first glance, it's not that easy or simple just to conjure up a domain name and think that it's a great name. With a gadzillion of domain names being cooked up every day, you'll be surprised to know that there are many "great minds" that think alike on the Internet. Many times I thought I had a great domain name but only to discover that somebody had just beaten me to that name.


Sometimes when you need to look up a certain name for your personal website or for your business site, it might do you some good to use a domain name portfolio site in your search. If you are a first-timer, you might find it a daunting task to check on all those names that are swimming in your head.

Of course, if you use your own name for a domain, you will most likely get it. But if you are looking beyond a personal site, a popular name for a niche market may be like looking for a needle in a haystack.

You might be better informed by using a portfolio site like BuyDomains.com which has one of the world's biggest single premium domain collections. At last count, they have more than 800,000 registered domain names in their portfolio. That's a lot of cherry pickings for you and you might find one domain name that will be great to kick-start your site and build your brand.


24 comments:

School Loan Guy said...

Thanks for posting that link. I'm alway looking for niche domain names, and that will help me a lot. Cheers

Andrew - call center consultant said...

My new favorite domain tool is BustAName.com. It's definitely a cool Web 2.0 app, and it works perfectly.

Tim E. said...

I wish I would have seen this article a few months ago. I would have tried out your tips.

pablopabla said...

I just bought 5 domains recently in a crazy buying frenzy :P

Chris Y said...

I also have problem gettign the domain name I want. So many already taken up by other people.

Forrest said...

Have you used pcnames.com? They're an ajax app, where you begin to type and get a lot of useful info when you pause ... very cool stuff. Personally, after trying to think of something clever for longer than I'd like to admit, I went with the common advice of just using my name.

ken liang said...

I normally use this site http://www.deletedlive.com to find expired domain names.

Its' a great tool.

Takeoffzone said...

I gave up looking for new domain names long time ago. Even when I think of an interesting one, I hesitate to register it, due to the fact that I won't have enough time available to develop and maintain another website. Thanks for the article.

Markk said...

> Everyone: Hey guys, appreciate all your inputs. It's good to know how each one of us deal with domain names and some of the problems that come with it.

lady influence said...

the link is helpful .. thanks

xBrain said...

Hi,

Why you don't use namecheap service to acquire your domain..
COupon : gobblegobble is still valid..

Just bought few from them..If you wants some domain contact me at my blog

Life is Colourful said...

Is this site much better than GoDaddy for domain registration? I have been registering my domain names with GoDaddy till date, but can have a look at your recommended website as well.

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Markk said...

> Life is colourful: If GoDaddy is providing good service for you then it has to be good for domain registration. I'm not in a position to tell you what is good, there are so many sites out there in this business. It's up to individual taste.

seo-tech said...

My daddy's domain just been hacked.. Thanks for the post...I wish I 've seen this post before.

Dale Ng said...

Thanks for the tip. So I can choose and buy from a pool of already registered domain names. Great.

Markk said...

> Dale: Sure, why not? LOL

markk said...

And why if yes?

Chess Openings Guru said...

Thanks for the advice! I'll go check it out...

Ada said...

I use deletedlive.com too. It’s a good solution to get rid of some problems that may appear exactly when you don’t need them, if you know what I mean. What did you o in the end? Did you got your domain name back?
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Schiffsbeteiligungen said...

For german people denic (denic.de) is important...

digital cameras said...

Same problem, most of the domains already got some people. Well spending more hours to get some special domains :)

Finance Matters said...

I have a couple of domain names that I let expire years ago, not realizing what they might be worth today. Domain buying and selling has made some people a lot of money. Too bad it wasn't me....

Edhardy said...

thx for the great stuff!

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