4/25/12

Available Names About to Expire

Beat the drop auctions and get these expiring names direct from me:

TrenchlessPipeBursting.com
ControlCabinet.net
ControlCabinets.net
ChemicalFeedEquipment.com
MeatGrillers.com
ConcreteCuringBlanket.net
ConcreteCuringBlankets.net
Visit-Gainesville.com
Visit-GrandCayman.com
Visit-Ocala.com
Visit-VirginIslands.com
BreastfeedingIssues.com
StacksofChips.com
HitMe21.com
Kill-Mosquitoes.com
TrackingOvulation.com
Vacation-Manager.com
DewateringSystem.net
DewateringSystems.net
LeachateCollectionSystem.com

$50 each or best offer, includes 1 year registration. Express interest in comments to this post or email direct!

These are names from me hitting up the water and wastewater utility industries last year, as well as a batch of some my first names I registered when I started domaining two years ago and renewed last year.  Obviously, I don't plan on renewing them again but maybe some one out there has a better vision for these names than I do. I'll unload them for cheap, or just let them expire.  But if they expire, they might end up in auction - so get them now from me for less than normal auction prices.

4/7/12

Available Names about to Expire

Beat the drop auctions and get these expiring names direct from me:

RotaryDrumVacuumFilter.com
RotaryDrumVacuumFilters.com
RotaryVacuumFilters.com
UVDisinfectionSystem.com
UVDisinfectionSystems.com
DredgeBarge.com
DredgeBarges.com
CarbonAdsorbers.com
RotaryDrumThickener.com
RotaryDrumThickeners.com
SubmersibleLevelTransmitter.com
SubmersibleLevelTransmitters.com

$50 each or best offer, includes 1 year registration. Express interest in comments to this post or email direct!


Again, these are names from me hitting up the water and wastewater utility industries.  Unfortunately, I've been unable to flip these names this year and I'd rather unload them for cheap, or just let them expire.  But if they expire, they might end up in auction - so get them now from me for less than normal auction prices.

4/5/12

Basic Checklist for Domaining Noobs

I've got to thank a fellow co-worker for the idea for this post.  He works a similar job as I do, has two kids with a third one on the way, and has overheard me and the other domaining co-worker share our success stories.  In the past, he's inquired about domaining but stayed away because of time committed doing other things and money.
Well, with #3 in route in a few short months and hearing me celebrate two domain flips for $500 each this week and my first successful attempt at brokering a sale worth $112.50 to me - he said he might have to take another look at this domaining thing.  But he had some reservations...
  1. He was concerned he didn't have the web design skills to do it right away.  Hell, you don't even need those to get into domaining.  If you want to design and monetize your own sites in the future - sure, then learn some web stuff or buy Xsite Pro like I did. <-(We'll discuss this in future posts for sure!) But for right now, forget html, xml, or lol!  I'll tell you what you need to buy your first name shortly.
  2. He was also concerned about cost.  Domaining can fit into just about any budget, especially hand reging.  A hand reg domain costs about $8 on GoDaddy ... that's cheaper than 2 mocha frappe grande lattes from Starbucks.  I made that drink up, but you get the point!  I recommended he start by registering and attempting to flip one name per week or three a month.  That's $24/month, gets his feet wet in the domain pool, and sets a routine up with an allowance to miss a week.  I've found keeping a buy and flip routine to be critical to the limited success I've experienced so far.  You've got to keep buying, marketing, and selling - and refining your skills.  I've found that when I go for a few weeks without domaining, my skills become rusty and I become easily frustrated with poor performance.  I now make sure I do a bit of domaining every week.  While I'd love to do it everyday as my career, right now I have a full time job, 2 great boys and a wonderful wife, so domaining takes a backseat to all of that.
Plain and simple, here's what you need to get started:
  • A brain - to come up with niche ideas, industries, services, anything that a website might make sense for.
  •  A Google account to use the Google Adwords Keyword Tool. It's better than having to write the captcha code again and again.
  • $8 to buy the domain name on GoDaddy.
  • A SmartName account to park your domain.  Remember, this makes your domain look slightly better than those canned GoDaddy pages AND actually pays you some money should people, potential buyers even, click on the ads.
  • A Paypal account. This is how you'll invoice the buyer.
So a brain, 8 bucks, some free accounts.... oh and of course, a computer, web browser, and email - but I'm assuming those are a prerequisite to you actually being able to read this blog!
I would recommend anyone that is interested in dabbling in domaining to follow the steps I've outlined here at Rookie Domainer (more to come!) and before you buy that first hand reg - shoot me a quick email to see if it's worth your $8.   My first year, I bought a lot of sh!t - sorry, but that best describes it.  Let my experience save you a few bucks.  And as always, feedback and questions are greatly appreciated!

 
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