May 12

How Hot are Drone Domain Names?

Drones are extremely hot right now. When there is a gigantic thread with over 3,000 replies in one of the biggest domain forums online about a certain keyword, don’t expect to be able to hand reg that many great domains containing that term. In fact, if you are lucky to find anything decent, jump on it as soon as possible.

Call it a frenzy or mania, but drones are red hot right now and still have a great future as they are just getting started. In fact, don’t be shocked if drones are eventually THE biggest growth industry eventually. The reason is the humungous number of uses for drones and overall technology increases. These little machines can do everything from plant seeds to photography to launch air attacks to even deliver pizza! Name something else with that many and varied uses. Can’t do it? Well, that is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to drones.

Here are a few Drone Domains that are available as of this writing.  They aren’t pretty, but they are available to be bought now:

May 11

Available Domain Gig

Since it is something I enjoy and have done for a good 12 to 13 years off and on, offering an Available Domain Name Gig on For this gig, I will find at least 3 domains with the keyword you are looking for. Since I hate getting 3 word suggestions that look like they were pulled straight from a computer program (think something along the lines of, going to search myself with mainly just a Whois site to see if my choices are available or not.

Finding domain names can be a fun and even profitable experience especially when coupled with experience. Mining for available .coms can lead to quite large profits if you find the right ones at the right time. For example, I was able to handreg both FreeMMORPG and before that gaming niche really took off. The singular sold for over $1,000 many years ago. However, could have made many times that if I held on to for a while longer:).


May 06

Domains that Get Away!

After being around domains for over 12 years and having over 500 domains for most of that time, more domains than were ever intended to managed to slip through the cracks. At first, it was a case of selling great domains too low  but more recently it has been about letting domains come too close to expiration. This can be a very bad habit if you hold a lot of domains and leave the industry for the most part for an extended period of time. Eventually, a few start to drop into redemption and then it continues unless you develop a sound renewing plan and stick to it. Nothing is more frustrating than losing a domain that you liked only because you got distracted and forgot to renew it in time.

What about auto-renewing you might ask? Well, auto-renewing brings with it its own set of problems. The first being that you may just change your mind on a domain and not want to renew it. Barring setting a standard evaluation policy, auto renewals can be more expensive and wasteful depending on the registrar. For example, if a company uses coupons like Godaddy the renewals will be at full price and may even rise as some extensions normally do. I remember buying .us domains for just $5 when they first came out, but had to renew them at $15 to 20 each years later. Yes, most of those ended up getting way.

That said, develop a schedule where you manually renew the domains you want to keep in a set period before each one expires each year. For instance, you can renew two weeks before the domain expires. That way you have a cushion before a domain slips through the cracks.



Apr 19

Out of Hibernation

I have been involved in domain names for the better part of thirteen years, but closed the first several years ago when I went to manage game website full-time. Still renewed my main domains and even bought many more related to my site’s industry, but did not have a website dedicated to domain names any more. I also did not sell any of my domain names unless I was contacted or a buyer selected one of my domains on Sedo or

Now, I am fully back in the domain name industry with a new Domain Radar and many sales on industry-leading domain name forums and Both are great communities and helped me when first I entered the industry around 2002 to 2003.