Which domains would you choose to hand register?

May 20, 2010 by  
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I registered 3 domains yesterday (all hand-regged) at Moniker. I registered them to see how domainers would choose to hand-register domains. You may comment on whether you would register any of them or all or none of them if you can get them at reg fees. Those 3 domains were dropped a few days ago and I chose them for the commenting or voting purposes.

The three domains I hand registered are:

1) JustBusinesses.com (domain history at least since 2001)

2) HalfPriceItems.com (domain history since 2001 or earlier)

3) DomainAffairs.com (domain history since at least 2005)

(You may use DomainAffairs.com as a “domain news” website. If interested, let me know before I develop it.)

I wonder you can comment on whether you would hand-register any of them or all or none of them if they are available at reg fees.

I appreciate your comments.

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22 Responses to “Which domains would you choose to hand register?”
  1. I like halfpriceitems.com. It has good branding potential if it can be developed properly. I see it as a sort of “overstocked.com” rival. DomainAffairs.com sounds like a good catch too. Could be a domain news site or a venue for selling names. Good luck.

  2. tricolorro says:

    Okay I will play and answer one by one to keep it more readable:

    JustBusinesses.com

    I would register this in a heartbeat. I look for domains that have end user value and especially end user usage.

    This domain is regged in several other extensions .

    The .NET may have dropped recently as it shows a reg date of May 03, 2010.

    But key here is it looks like it was regged by an end user.

    Same Registrant took the .US version also on May 03.

    (Hint: think that person/company may be interested in the .COM?)

    The .INFO doesn’t resolve but has been regged since 2004.

    It’s also regged in .CO.UK since 2007 but is an inactive blog (end user).

    The domain with a dash (Just-Businesses) is not regged in any extensions.

    So far these results shows me that there is interest in this domain especially by end users.

    But it gets better.

    Do a Google search for “Just Businesses” and you’ll see:

    JustBusinessSites.com -(live directory site, I personally hate the triple “S”)

    JustCompanies.co.uk – live end user site using a different word (companies) but same theme.

    ( I checked JustCompanies.com and that is regged since 1998 by an end user but is currently inactive. If site was live, they’d be a possible purchaser).

    Possibly the best yet is this site I found on Google:

    JustBusinessesOnlineDirectory.com – it’s a live, end user site since 2009.

    They also own the .NET but aren’t making use of it yet.

    To me, they would be a perfect candidate to flip your domain to.

    Your domain is their domain without the aditional “OnlineDirectory” portion.

    So yes, I would register JustBusinesses.com for reg fee without any reservation.

  3. tricolorro says:

    HalfPriceItems.com

    Only the .COM is regged and the word “items” is okay but a little weak to me
    since it’s vague and general.

    I would take advantage of that vagueness and either make a directory of Half Price sites or use it for affiliate programs of Half Price sites.

    i don’t think I’d actively seek to flip it and would wait for a Buyer to appear.

    I would certainly take HalfPriceItems.com for reg fee.

  4. Victor says:

    I like HalfPriceItems.com. People want to pay less and with a name like this people would go to the site and see what they can get for “HalF Price.”

  5. tricolorro says:

    DomainAffairs.com

    Only the .COM is taken.

    It’s not regged with a dash (Domain-Affairs.com).

    I like the domain a lot.

    As you suggested this domain has value to someone in the domain
    name business.

    You won’t make a fortune selling it but you certainly shouldn’t lose anything.

    I would have taken it a reg fee.

    It’s a good sounding domain. IMHO.

  6. Domain News says:

    Great comments. More comments welcome.

    Thanks

  7. Chintya says:

    I like HalfPriceItems.com.
    Sound great for money saving.

  8. to me a drop is not hand regged, hand regging implies u were the first person to ever register the domain eg it was done a long time ago b4 most names were regged by bots.

  9. Logan says:

    I wouldn’t reg or buy any of the three domain names.

    Why?

    justbusinesses.com – no average monthly exact searches on [just businesses] – you’d have to spend a ton of money and effort marketing the site to get anyone to come to it; advertisers have no interest in [just businesses] as indicated by the average CPC of only $0.05 USD; this is an easy one to pass on for me.

    halfpriceitems.com – 33 average monthly exact searches on [half price items] – again, there is no natural help from the search engines with this name; you’re left spending thousands to make people aware that a business even exists at the site much less to convince them to come to the site to check it out. Average CPC of $1.02 USD is much better than $0.05, but I prefer average CPC of $5.00 and above so that I know that there is strong commercial interest in the keyword search term. So, this is another one I’d pass on.

    domainaffairs.com – same story as justbusinesses.com — no average monthly exact searches on [domain affairs] – you’d have to spend a ton of money and effort marketing the site to get anyone to come to it; advertisers have no interest in [domain affairs] as indicated by an average CPC of only $0.05 USD; this is another easy one to pass on for me.

    All the affirmative recommendations above are based on speculation, not facts. It’s pure speculation that any other parties would be interested in these domain names. Sure, you can reach out to them and try to get them to buy a name, but you have no certainty that they will even care about the name much less pay you your asking price for it. And what if everyone turns you down? Your stuck with three domain names with no inherent commercial value. You may remain attached to them for emotional reasons, but the rational thing to do would be to let them drop due to the inherent lack of commercial viability as demonstrated by nobody or only a few people searching on the keyword terms in a typical month and the low to no average CPC.

    If instead the three domain names had over 1,000 exact searches in a typical month and advertisers were happily paying over $5.00 per click for the keyword terms, you’d be “stuck” with three domain names that you could readily develop, moving the sites up the search engine rankings via SEO, and generating you some decent cash flow while you own the domains. Unfortunately, you cannot really do that we the three domains you have asked us to comment on here.

  10. Domain News says:

    Thanks for your great comment. I agree with you. Some people only buy according to the search volume. I always use Google tool to see how many searches (EXACT) per month. I registered them for branding potential. I like JUST + keyword domains. They are lovely and very much brandable.

    If you look at the domain sale history, there are sales in x,xxx range for justland.com, justfinancial.com, justparents.com, justlists.com, justcourses.com, justforparents.com .

    For domainaffairs.com, it is also very brandable. If you start a domain news blog and write daily blogs, I am fairly sure that you would get visitors more than what many premium domains are receiving from type-in.

  11. You have done it again! Great writing!

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