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still a very high chance that it is already registered anyway. Thus, the best approach is to focus on short, two "real word" domains, in prestigious extensions, having high potential future commercial value. Even domains in the quality extensions having two real words that are of high current commercial value are for the most part taken. This may surprise some people, thinking that only the great single real word domains are mostly registered, but it just isn't true (if you don't believe it, try and find a good current commercial quality two real word domain in a decent extension, and you'll be unpleasantly surprised). Examples An article like this wouldn't be complete without some examples to back it up. In this section, I highlight a sampling of domains from my own portfolio that I registered using the principles discussed above. LaserDiagnosis.com - While hardly a brand new technology, it is growing in importance, and may be of value to a medical practice or device maker as a forwarding URL to their branded web site (i.e., capturing and redirecting type-in traffic). Note the use of two real words (one of them short), and the prestigious .com extension. OpticalRam.com - This is a pure play on the future, which may or may not pan out. Technology to produce optical RAM already exists, but not on a basis that is commercially viable yet (i.e., inexpensive enough to compete with traditional flash memory). If technology to produce ultra-fast optical RAM advances to the point that it becomes competitive with flash memory, this could become another very valuable type-in redirection URL. Note again the use of two short real words, and the high value .com extension. Oranjestad.tv and Roadtown.tv - Oranjestad is the capital and most important city in Aruba. Aruba is a hugely popular tourist destination, and Oranjestad attracts wealthy shoppers at its many malls, boutiques, and shops. Roadtown is the capital of the British Virgin Islands, an extremely popular vacation resort. Roadtown boasts restaurants, hotels, charter boats, cruise ships, shops, and more, all catering to wealthy visitors with money to spend. Both of these domains are bets on the convergence of TV and the internet. The .tv extension is not prestigious yet. This is because the morass of hardware and software required to implement internet enabled TV is so complex due to compatibility problems. Consumer demand will drive makers of the required equipment and software to adopt standards that make the components easier to integrate. At this point, internet enabled TV may become standard fare, just like the telephone or the radio. Domains like Oranjestad.tv and Roadtown.tv could then become very valuable, since these locations attract so many well heeled tourists. A site owner could place informational content on them like local news, restaurant guides, descriptions of and directions to main attractions, etc., and charge high fees for ad placements. Visitors staying at hotels in these locations, as well as people considering a vacation there, would naturally navigate to domains with these names on their internet enabled TV's, as they are authoritative sounding and easy to type in. An especially attractive feature of both of these domains is they contain only a single word. SexNoveller.mobi - This is another play on the future, although not as speculative as OpticalRam.com. "Sex Noveller" is Scandinavian for "Sex Novel." While the .mobi extension is not yet of high prestige, it will become more so as portable computing becomes more powerful and commonplace. I'm placing a bet that some portable devices with internet connectivity will

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