Archive for the ‘Domain Names’ Category
As .com and .net give way to a crowd of new domain extensions, finding the right fit can be a challenge. That is why we’ve put together this categorized list of domains! Are you a .guru or more of a .company? Looking for the best domain for your construction business or side gig as a photographer? Look no further!
The next wave of TLDs has gone on sale this week, giving resellers another opportunity to sell sell sell.
Since the start of the year, more than 30 new TLDs have gone on sale, as alternatives to .com, .co.uk and .net. By now, some resellers have turned into selling machines.
This week, .center, .company, .computer, and .management went on sale, giving you the opportunity to approach the white-collar companies in your customer base.
However, just in case selling fatigue is kicking in, we thought we’d help you take a leaf out of the book of the UK’s best tradespeople.
The market stall holders of London could sell snow to the eskimos and outback to the Auzzies. And here’s a little guide to the lingo they use to do so…
The new TLD .domains goes on sale at 4pm GMT today. So resell.biz thought it would be fitting to do a little ode to domains.
Since February 5, more than 20 new web address endings have been introduced to the internet. And a few .somethings in particular are selling like hot cakes.
In the early ages of the World Wide Web, domain names were considered one of the most important factors as far as search engine optimization (SEO) and Google page rank were concerned. If you had a domain, say headphones.com and a user searched for headphones on Google, the very first result might have been your domain, or at least one of the first few ones. However, with the introduction of Google Panda and further updates, this notion has taken serious bump.
Google Panda is the search result algorithm update which the search engine giant introduced back in 2011. Google’s logic behind Google Panda was pretty simple – to reduce the number of junk websites and increase quality websites on search rankings – giving way for higher user satisfaction. Since then there have been further Panda updates as well as their newest, named Hummingbird.
“Domain names are like real estate properties- once you buy one, the value just increases over the time, and the resell value is sometimes even million-fold.”
- Ernie Hansen, Internet Marketing Expert
It is true that domain names are some of the most unique assets in the virtual world. Once you’ve registered one, you possess a one-of-a-kind property that you can keep for yourself or use as an investment. Take for example the Toys.com domain. Having cost the original buyer only a couple of thousand bucks, it was purchase by leading American brand Toys R Us for 4 million dollars in 2009.
If you are thinking of selling a domain name, or even purchasing one, you need to get an understanding of its value. As in any business, the true value of a domain is how much a buyer is willing to pay for it. If you have valued your domain at a high price, but are unable to find someone willing to pay for it, then that is not its true value, just what you want for it.
Many individuals wanting to sell a domain name will visit a website for appraisals. There are a good number of different sites that you can visit to get your domain appraised. It can help to visit a lot of sites to get a better overall picture of your domain name’s worth.
However, these appraisals are just estimates; they are not the guaranteed price of what your domain will sell for. You must remember that it could be tempting to trust the website that will give you the highest appraisal, but truthfully if you run an appraisal on the domain of your site, so can the potential buyers of your domain. And they are going to want to spend the least amount that they can.
What Can Make Your Domain More Valuable?
There are some important things to consider in regards to making your domain more valuable. The majority of individuals are wanting to purchase a domain that is very successful, and the success is based on customers and page views. A site that is currently a proven traffic magnet will carry over some of those users to the new website even if the ownership changes.
Some of the factors that you should look into when you are trying to determine the value of a domain might be:
• How long the domain is: The shorter and more memorable the domain, the higher its value.
• How many words the domain has: Similar to length, domains that don’t have many words will cost more, so a domain with one word will cost the most.
• The life of the domain: Domains that have had a long life are better ranking in the search engines, therefore their value is increased. Although, a lot of sites that have been around a long time aren’t even for sale, therefore to convince the owner to sell might cost more
• Use and spelling of domain words: A domain that has a common word, and has normal spelling is more likely going to cost more
• Extension of domain: Generally the most valuable domain extension is the .com. Since .com is what the majority of browsers default to, and the most widely recognized among Web users, it can cost more to have it as an extension.
With many domains popping up here and there, ever wonder how many domain names there could be by the year 2020? At time of writing, Domain Tool’s statistic website Whois Source, shows that there are more than 145 million top-level domains across the .COM, .NET, .ORG, .INFO, .BIZ, and .US in the world, including more than 139,000 new domains.