“Unlock the Secret to Crafting Irresistible and Profitable Domain Names: Learn How to Create Fun and Trendy Web Addresses That Command Top Dollar!”
While we do want to generate income and not get too emotionally attached to the process of generating domain names, we can still have some fun with the entire process. Maybe you don’t consider yourself hip or trendy, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start to learn the slang of the Internet and figure out ways to combine it into fun domain name terms.
Having fun with domain names can be like a treasure hunt. You have to figure out what everyone else thinks is worth hunting for, and then you have to get there first. Once you own the treasure, others will pay you to give it to them.
You can create hip and trendy domain names by watching the people who influence culture. Even if you don’t know what the trends are in your social circle, you want to get to know who sets those trends. These people are celebrities and people who influence the next big thing. Once you know who those people are, all you have to do is watch them a bit more and be ready to pounce on a new trend the minute appears to be taking off.
Another cultural trick is to use anything that you find in your own background. Are you Hispanic? Why not register a few Spanish term .com domain names and see how they sell? The markets are opening up for foreign terms and they might be very profitable later on.
Keep your eye on the news for new technologies that are being developed or news events that are capturing other people’s attention. You can start to mine the domain names from these events, although we would suggest to keep away from any that might be too highly emotionally charged.
Those people that registered Virginia Tech domain names after the massacre there ended up fielding a lot of hate mail. It’s okay to profit on top events, just be careful what kind of crowd you are attracting.
Domain Name Slang
Some words are slang abbreviations that everyone is familiar with, like luv for love or u for you. In an age that is becoming more and more abbreviated these types of instant message or familiar abbreviations can make good domain names. If you don’t have a specific abbreviation in mind or it is already taken, then you can make up a new one just by using the following four prefixes in your domain name:
• i for Internet, instant
• e for Electronic
• u for You
• v for Virtual
This small list can yield a number of different opportunities. The e prefix has been done to death, but that doesn’t mean you can’t think of any new ones that might be attractive to new buyers. The English language is very versatile and that’s the beauty of domaining.
Other types of slang are numerical and they also are becoming more easily sold. Everybody knows what 411 and 911 means. These are taken, but you get the message. Now there are other numbers too that mean specific things to people that would attract a big crowd. It’s perfectly okay to add numbers to your domain name to help you be creative.
Lastly, every industry has it’s own set of slang that make good domain names too. Think of taxes and form 1040-A. It probably won’t surprise you that 1040.com takes you to an online tax preparation site.
Well, there are many other forms of industrial slang that have yet to be mined and that can be broadened to make for creative two word domain names. If you are in a particular business that uses a lot of abbreviations, you can start to brainstorm there and see what might pop up.
When William the Prince of Wales announced his engagement to Kate Middleton the Prince presented Kate with a famous blue sapphire and diamond ring once worn by Princess Diana, what do you think everyone wanted to look up on the Internet as soon as this happened?
They all were searching to get a glimpse of that famous sapphire ring. It started a huge trend in people purchasing copies of that ring. Any domain name that had anything to do with Princess Diana’s ring or blue sapphire rings suddenly got a huge influx of visitors.
Watching trends with famous people and what makes the news there is one way to spot trends and figure out some great domain names. Just be careful not to tread too strongly on any name brands that are protected under trademark law.
A celebrity’s name is considered a trademark, so you can’t just register PrincessDiana.com and expect to keep it. Even then, you still might end up in court. So, be careful.
Celebrities aren’t just huge movie stars or royalty; they are also sports stars and even religious figures. Scandals can also be interesting fodder for domain names, but try to stay away from anything that will get you too much hate mail. The key is to find something interesting and controversial enough to sell the domain name quickly and for a significant profit.
If you include some derivation of their name, you might get away with it or you might not. There’s no possible way a famous person can register every single derivation of their famous moniker. However, they do have the right defend their names as a brand.
If you aren’t aware of who is making the news, you might want to keep an eye out for celebrity gossip and fashion shows. They are a great way to expand your understanding of this particular scene.
More and more people are getting on the Internet, and with that comes some opportunities to add domains in foreign languages. The same advice still applies here. You want short words that attract attention. You want something culturally relevant and that is highly searchable. You can still have fun with foreign film stars or people of notoriety.
Foreign domain extensions and foreign words are getting more interest from domainers. You can register them as a .com or, if that country allows, as a .country extension, or both.
For the most part, you will want to have some exposure to the culture or at least choose generic words that get tons of attention. People often search the web for porn material and so words associated with the sex industry are popular to use in English and foreign languages. Otherwise, you will have to figure out what is of interest to a particular culture. They may have a great interest in things that Americans aren’t interested in, and vice-versa.
Things In The News
A great resource for new ideas is the news media. You can get up to the minute news on global events that are of interest to everyone. You find out about the introduction of new products on the market and what they foresee to be the business trends in the future. This can all be valuable information for someone trying to create domain names that might be valuable in the future.
For instance, some toys become very popular during Christmas season and take off. One year, The Apple iPad was in such great demand that it was almost impossible to get. All the parents who had promised their kids that they would get an iPad for Christmas were suddenly desperate to get one under the tree.
You can bet they were scouring the Internet for an iPad that could have been shipped to their home in time for Christmas. Whether you actually had one or not, you could have tried a variation of the name, or the actual name, and made some sweet traffic or even a domain name sale during that time.
That’s the problem though with ideas that you get from current events or fashion trends. They tend to be cyclical and transient. If you don’t score quickly with them, the crowd moves on and you’re left with a domain name that is very brand-able and yet un-sellable. Everyone might recognize it, but it might be considered passé.
So, you have to strike while the news is hot and try to capitalize during the time when the domain name will be of interest. Don’t hold onto these domain names too long, or you may end up dumping them at the end of the year as the traffic dribbles away.
On the other hand, if you’re clever enough, you can actually predict a name based on a prior product’s name. Say, for instance, that you are into cell phones. You know that the Razor phone is a very popular product and that Motorola makes it.
You also know they are due to come out with an enhancement of this product. Now, you have enough information from the news media to start thinking up names like: razrv3.com. This one is already taken, but you now get the message. If a newer version is due to come out that might give you fodder for a domain name.
What about just randomly putting two words together? It kind of will remind you of when you were little and you had some alphabet soup. You just dunked your spoon in the broth and up floated some letters and then you tried to spell something with them.
Well, now you’ve got a bunch of words and you’re trying to get a good domain name. So, how do you do that without messing with a huge pot of soup that contains every word in the dictionary? It would take forever to try out all the possible combinations.
Luckily, human beings are creatures of habit. The attention span of a human being is probably less than that of a fruit fly when it comes to surfing the Internet. If they have an interest, they type it quickly, spot-check it, and move on, if it doesn’t grab their attention. So, the best way to figure out how to create a domain name from this huge cauldron of alphabet soup is to figure out which words are the yummiest and use those.
Some Good Word Prefixes
You can bet that one of the most favorite words for anyone in our capitalistic system is the word “free.” That’s not too hard to figure out. Anytime you offer something for free you get a lot of attention. So, why not use that word when you are creating your domain name? Free-Games.com or whatever niche you are trying to target for that particular week.
Oddly, most of these words are also words that marketing professionals use in their marketing flyers to try to attract attention. So, if you’re in that field, you already know what makes a good prefix word. For the rest of you, the following list gives out some pretty standard prefixes that you can use to create your own domain names:
Some Good Word Suffixes
In addition, there are words you can tack onto the end of your domain to give them some attention. Some of these suffixes are listed below
There are many, many more types of suffixes and prefixes that you can use to get some good domain names created. Some are specific to an industry, like aero for the aerospace industry. If there is some specific prefix or abbreviation that says it all, it can make a good suffix or prefix for your domain name.
There are no rules about what you can and can’t use to create you domain name, except that they be alphanumeric characters and they can include dashes (although it’s not recommended). The shorter and more memorable the domain name, the more likelihood that it will be easy to sell later on.