Doesn't every domain name professional dream of tropical beaches?

When I decided recently that I wanted to start a blog about domaining – the business of buying and selling domain names, or buying domains and monetizing them – I knew that I wanted a relevant, to-the-point web address for the blog. Where do you go to find a good selection of topical domain names at a good price?

I posted a message in the Domains Wanted section at I’ve had good luck finding quality domains there at a reasonable price. The section is read daily by hundreds of domainers who probably own tens of thousands of domains between them. Prices tend to be reasonable, particularly if they know that you’re another domainer.

I stated that I was looking for a good domain name for a blog about domaining, that my budget was $300 and that it should be a dot com domain only. Within a couple of days, I had been offered over 50 different domains. I narrowed it down to this shortlist of 7 prospects:

I admit that I did not use all the tools that I normally use to analyze a domain before buying. I simply wanted a domain that sounds good and is relevant.

I do like – it’s catchy and easy to remember – but the owner wanted to send it to a Sedo auction. And is short and sweet as well, but it seems to imply that domaining is the latest craze, a fad, a bubble that might burst. I don’t think that’s the case. So I wanted something more businesslike.

In the end, of course, I chose What do you think, did I make the right choice?

2 Comments to “Finding a Good Domain Name: Where I Found”

  1. Nick Wilsdon | August 14th, 2007 at 8:47 am

    Yep – would have been my choice too from that list. Good writing style by the way, very readable. I look forward to reading more from you in the future!

  2. Tim Davids (Dentalpro) | August 20th, 2007 at 7:51 pm

    agreed…a good sounding domain and good writing style…I think you will be a success…happy domaining

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