Saturday, December 1, 2007

Now it can be revealed...

...I picked up lived.info at GoDaddy's fire sale, 20,000,000 Google hits but no paid advertising. (UPDATE [June 18, 2015]: I no longer own this domain, and it's registered to someone else.)

Elliot Silver (Elliot's Blog) has pointed out that paid advertising is a good indicator of how well a domain will monetize. On the other hand, the term gets a lot of hits.

BTW, I highly recommend Elliot's Blog for all newbies; he's a bright young man who offers some great domaining tips. He also seems like a very thoughtful and nice person who believes strongly in "giving back" to the community.

I'm not sure how lived.info could play out as a financial venture, though I could see a genealogy website possibility.

I look forward to some day snagging a one-word domain without its being plural (jennifers.tv , critiques.tv, and Bonuses.tv), past tense like "lived," or a gerund (Rescuing.mobi). I suspect I won't find such pristine domains in GoDaddy's fire sale or as a regular reg.

My four-word dot-com: NoFeeStudentLoans.com. I would not pay a huge aftermarket price for such a long domain name, but maybe I'll change my mind once I see how it does traffic-wise. Also, not a lot of Google hits--about 2,000--but the paid sponsor list goes on for three pages. But it was a small investment for a term that rolls easily off the tongue. (UPDATE [June 18, 2015]: I no longer own this domain, and it's available!)

After a month of so-so traffic, 1-25.com has suddenly picked up significant traffic, 20 hits in one day; I was scratching my head, when my husband informed me that it's football season, so it's possible that I'm getting some type-in traffic from football fans.

This would be a great Top 25 of everything site, perhaps a user-generated site/forum. Hmmmm.

Domaining is habit-forming, I'm afraid. I need to get cracking on developing some of these sites.

Best,

Ms. Domainer

1 comment:

  1. hi something off-topic

    how can the people subscribe your good blog ??

    cheers ThANKye 2w

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