quantity of mediocre names. The Big Conflict A quick mental review of the above material presents an apparent conundrum. High current value commercial names are in general registered and too expensive to speculate on, and fair to low quality commercial names will get very little action. So how do you proceed with any hope of being successful? Basically, the answer (or better put, one answer) is focus on the future. If you do some investigation, you'll find out quickly how difficult it is to obtain an unregistered domain that is of high enough quality to turn around quickly at a big profit. This is because virtually all of the domains having high current commercial value are already taken. A solution, but of course by no means the only solution, is to think in terms of what might become valuable a few years down the road. You will of course be wrong in a high percentage of these speculations, but even one or two winners can pay for a boatload of losers and leave you with a handsome profit. So Now What? There are numerous ways to approach future oriented domain speculation. One of the best, and most enjoyable, is to focus on a topic you already have an interest in. Instead of remaining a casual aficionado, become a real guru on the topic. Read books, study relevant web sites, and perform other kinds of research relative to material that focuses on emerging developments in your field of interest. This approach is especially effective in topics that are subject to rapid and frequent advances in underlying technology, such as medicine, computer hardware, communications and networking gear, environmental protection, and home electronics, just to name a few. Another approach is to look at the question more broadly, and perform search engine queries on phrases like "emerging developments", "best new product ideas", "design award winners", "future trends", etc. Regardless of which approach you use, it's important to be careful not to register a domain name for a product that is already trademarked, as the trademark owner may be able to unilaterally confiscate your domain without compensation. The trademark database at uspto.gov can be of enormous help in this regard. If there is a "live" trademark for the name you are considering registering, you will be at obvious risk of potentially losing the domain without remuneration. Getting Specific None of us are smart enough to guess what acronyms might become important in the future, although if you keep very current in a particular field, you might be lucky enough to register an important one in a prestigious extension before someone else does. I view this scenario mainly as an occasional stroke of luck, as opposed to a strategy. Another point is that even if a single real word domain is not commercially important now, there is
Published on Jan 21, 2012
Published on Jan 21, 2012
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