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Most of the good top level domains names were purchased years ago. However, things change and business plans change and often times great domain names are available for purchase on the secondary market. Many of the early webmasters cashed in big buying and selling domain names. The key to getting top dollar for your domain name is doing a domain appraisal to determine the value of the domain name for sale. You can also avoid being taken to the cleaners by an over-zealous used-domain saleman.
A Needle in a Hay Stack
Today finding a good domain name can seem like finding a needle in a haystack. Since the .com and .net domains were the first available they are the most highly sought after. A good short .com domain name can easily fetch thousands of dollars on the secondary market. Many business owners are willing to pay a premium for an older premium domain instead of getting creative and finding an acronym or clever variation of the domain to purchase. Domain appraisals can help you determine the actual value of the domain.
Making Money Parking Domains
A popular tactic today is to park domains and offer them for sale while making money off of advertising placed on the parked page. We are aware of webmasters that make a substantial salary off of parked domains. Many of these skillful web geniuses are purchasing common misspellings of domains to capitalize on type-in traffic from web-browsers.
Valuing Your Domain Name
How is the appraised value of a domain name determined? First, the industry or type of domain name is analyzed. For instance, s3xually explicit domain names historically sell for more than domains in any other industry because of the highly competitive P0RN industry. Business to Business type domain names are also highly valued. Second, is the length of your domain name. Size matters. In the domain name resell market the shorter the domain the better. Finally the keyword or phrase has a great impact on the value.
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