About — DomainTweeter


DomainTweeter started in February 2009 as an experiment to see if Twitter could be a useful tool to buy and sell domain names – and connect with likeminded domainers. To make it a fair test, I started from scratch – created a new username and ran it anonymously.   I didn’t link to it from any of my sites or ask any of my domainer friends to ‘tweet’ about me.

To be honest, I didn’t expect it to work. I was never a big fan of Twitter and thought it would be one giant time-suck.   Boy was I wrong.  Within the first two weeks, I connected with hundreds of domainers and made many valuable new connections.  I found the atmosphere to be very friendly, with domainers helping to promote each other’s blog posts and domain auctions.  At the same time, I started receiving many inquiries from domainers and even a few end-users interested in buying names.

To help give back to the community, I started tweeting about good available domains I came across. These domains were typically registered within minutes (if not seconds).

Now I started taking the experiment seriously. I read  everything I could on Twitter, even bought one of those junky Twitter ebooks.   I tested many different Twitter applications and wrote a few of my own (I’m a computer science guy).   I started this blog to share my experiences and help other domainers use Twitter to buy and sell domain names.  I’ll also be blogging about mini site development, domain promotion techniques and a number of custom domain tools I am working on.

If this is your first time visiting, you might want to read these posts first…

  1. Why most domainers don’t get Twitter at first…

  2. How to avoid being a Twitter Twerp!

  3. 5 Ways to Find Fellow Domainers on Twitter