5 Ways to Find Fellow Domainers on Twitter

March 16, 2009

[Part 3 of my Domaining on Twitter series. Part 1 is here. Part 2 is here.]

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Twitter can be an invaluable tool for connecting with other domainers. Most major domainers are now on Twitter and commonly use it to promote their domains and share valuable information. In this post, I’ll describe 5 effective techniques you can use to find fellow domainers on Twitter.

Important: Before starting, make sure your profile is optimized to improve your chances of being followed and make sure you know how many people you can safely follow.

1. Use Twellow to find people who list ‘domaining’ in their profiles. Twellow is an advanced Twitter search tool which is considerably more powerful than Twitter’s standard search. You can use the following query to find Twitter users who use the word ‘domaining ‘ or ‘domainer’ in their profile.

@bio (domaining | domainer)

Be sure to review each profile before following a user. Look at their recent tweets – see the last time they posted and if their posts are on topic. If you are primarily interested in increasing your follower base, look at their following/follower ratio – as a some Twitter users do not follow large amounts of users and aren’t likely to follow you back.

2. Join the Twitter Domainers Group. Twitter Domainers was created by @AdamStrong of Domain Name News and currently has over 80 group members. Include the text ‘#domainers’ in your tweets and all domainers following this group will see them. Volume in this group is moderate and quality is usually very good.

3. Checkout DotSauce’s Top Domainers on Twitter post. This post lists over 30 domainers who are active on Twitter along with links to their profiles. It’s kept up to date, so be sure to leave DotSauce a comment with your info if you are actively using Twitter.

4. Install Tweetdeck and create groups to monitor domain related tweets. Tweetdeck is a very powerful free PC/Mac based Twitter client. It allows you to set notifications to be alerted when keywords are tweeted by anyone on Twitter. You can also create custom groups to notify you when your favorite domain bloggers post.

To start, create alerts for ‘domaining’ and ‘domainer’ as well as a custom group including the blogs listed at Domaining.com. This will allow you to monitor domain related tweets in real time and join in on conversations you find interesting.

5. Use Twitter Search to search for additional domain related phrases. Tweetdeck maxes out at about 8 categories, but you can use Twitter Search to search in real-time for other keywords. To find domain related tweets that don’t use the word ‘domain’, you might want to try some of the following searches (‘sedo’,’afternic’,’fabulous.com’,’whypark’,etc.)

Conclusion

This is a great time to start using Twitter if you are a domainer. Most domainers are also relatively new to Twitter and are usually very friendly and willing to help out new users. Good luck and please be sure to follow me and post a tweet to introduce yourself!

Update  3/17: Just thought of a sixth way.  If you’re interested in connecting with other Twitter domainers (new and old), feel free to leave a comment below with your Twitter username and a few words about your domaining interests.  At the end of the week, I’ll compile everyone’s info and post a tweet to my 700 followers to help everyone connect.

p.s. If you found this post helpful, please consider helping spread the word by clicking on the following button to automatically retweet this post on Twitter.

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{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Domain Superstar 03.17.09 at 9:39 am

Great tips! Our Twitter user name is DomainSuperstar and we run a domain name membership site with domain name tools, website development tutorial videos, and website development services.

Mark Fulton 03.17.09 at 9:55 am

Thanks for mentioning DotSauce. :)

Another place I have seen domainers pop up is on http://wefollow.com/tag/domains send a tweet to @WeFollow with the tag #domains to be included.

You can find me at http://twitter.com/DotSauce and let me know if you want to sell some domains on the recently launched http://twitter.com/DNMarket

admin 03.17.09 at 10:13 am

Thanks for the WeFollow tip Mark. I’ve heard of it, but never took the time to try it. Nice list of 25+ domainers!

Also just followed you @DNMarket and would be interested in posting a few names for sale.

Bruce Marler 03.17.09 at 6:00 pm

You can follow me at, twitter at:

http://twitter.com/brucemarler

Jeremy Armer 03.17.09 at 6:10 pm

In Tweetdeck screen space can get used up pretty quickly with multiple groups. Try creating one group for domains OR domainers OR domaining etc so you can get the most relevant matches in just one group.

Also, because Tweetdeck it an Adobe Air app, it’s also available for Linux and it works just as well.

– Jeremy (@NameSugar)

Andrew Wright 03.18.09 at 12:51 am

Happy to connect with other domainers. I handle domain sales and acquisition for Drak Blue Sea’s portfolio ( Fabulous.com, Domain Active etc).

-Andrew (@andrewwright)

javierf 03.18.09 at 7:01 am

You can follow me at, twitter at:
http://www.twitter.com/domainer
Domainer Spanish

Byron 03.18.09 at 7:18 am

You can contact me at http://www.twitter.com/bmayorga

Regards.

Chris 03.19.09 at 8:32 am

Twitter’s a great way to connect with an Internet savvy group – I’m confident it can be used to sell Domains.

Connect with me: http://www.twitter.com/netbuy
*Good content promise*

Link: Ning: http://synergydomainclub.ning.com

Terry 09.29.09 at 2:50 pm

I’m a fellow domainer. I buy / sell / develop domains of all types.

http://twitter.com/domainlabs

Mike Sullivan 06.18.10 at 9:36 am

Great tips, thanks for the post. I’ve added several new tweeters to follow.

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