Review of April’s Minisite Domains

May 1, 2009

I’ve been doing a running experiment for the past few months.  Each day I’ve highlighted one good available domain and written about why I like it.  I pick mini site quality keyword domains – ones which can easily be monetized.

Here’s what I look for…

  • Domains must be .com generic names containing exact match keywords
  • The keywords must be relevant and have good commercial value. I measure this by using Google’s keyword tool, Trellian and Wordtracker to check demand and CPC.
  • The keywords must be in the correct order. No misspellings, typos or strange variations.

These types of keyword domains get better type-in traffic and are excellent for developing into mini sites. Since they have Adwords advertisers, they can be easily monetized with Adsense/affiliate programs or resold to an end user.

Some of the domains I posted in April…

I just updated the complete list, but here are some of my favorites from last month…

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Since the names are unregistered, people can use their favorite registrar. Usually several people all try at once and the winner tweets in to claim victory. All of the names posted were registered within minutes so here are a few tips to help improve your chances…

  • Subscribe here to receive advance e-mail notification of available names.
  • Follow me at @DomainTweeter.
  • Since most names receive many simultaneous registrations, you may want to use a fast registrar and have your billing information pre-programmed. Or use a program like Roboform to fill in your information.

Update 5/1/09: I’m going to try mixing it up a little for the next week or two. Some days I may not post a domain, other days I’ll try to highlight a few different names and do a more detailed writeup of possible minisite concepts or end user sales possibilities.

I’m also going to start emailing some names exclusively to my mailing list subscribers and tweeting others just for my Twitter followers.

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