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How do you name cheap domains?

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by equalizer, Aug 31, 2010.

  1. equalizer

    equalizer Junior Member

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    When domains are on sale for $0.99 and you buy say 30 domains, how do you name them if you don't have domain names ready for them?
     
  2. LyNHS

    LyNHS Regular Member

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    Your question is very confusing!

    Can you elaborate a little? The part I don't get is "how do you name them if you don't have domain names ready for them?"

    The closest I can get to understanding your question is "How do I buy a domain from namecheap if I can't think of a name?" < Which still doesn't make sense! :confused:

    Sorry if I'm missing the obvious! :eek:
     
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  3. equalizer

    equalizer Junior Member

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    Thank you LyNHS, your understanding is almost correct. I know my question sounds incoherent but here's my problem: I'm new to IM, and I intent to create, say 30 mini sites. I, however, don't know the niche of each site yet, so I can't buy specifically named domains. But I want to take advantage of a $0.1, or $0.99 domains currently available so I don't have to shell $10 for each domain later when I've done my research and have the niches and the domain names. The only solution I see is do the research, find the niches, name the domains, and then wait for the next promotion for cheap domains -- Unless the pros have another way :)
     
  4. BorisTipsIt

    BorisTipsIt Regular Member

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    The solution you propose is right. Do the research first otherwise you will end up with domains that don't help you get rankings and so on. You want the primary keyword phrase in the domain, so there is no way around doing the research first unless you can time travel. If you can, drop me a message!
     
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  5. equalizer

    equalizer Junior Member

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    Thank you BorisTipsIt, appreciate your response.
     
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    BorisTipsIt Regular Member

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    No problem. Good luck with it.
     
  7. appleman

    appleman Regular Member

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    there are .99 / 1 dollar domains avail?

    tsfl wrote:Does namecheap ever do any big promos like 99 cent .com registrations? Im going to be registering a new .com soon and was wondering if namecheap has any sales. Thank you.

    Sorry, no. 99 cents .com registration is an offer that we are not aware *any* registrar running of. We don't believe that any ICANN-accredited registrar can do this without any additional conditions (like together with any other non-domain purchase).


    The cheapest ive seen is 3 bucks... anyone knows cheaper for buying bulk domains at once? Most of the cheapest ones end up costing much once whois protection is added as well.
     
  8. gregstereo

    gregstereo Elite Member

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    Yeah most registrars bundle a really cheap .com (for the first year) if you buy a non-domain product...there are other deals out there you just have to look around a bit. Registrars can charge whatever they want, regardless of ICANN (they collect the ICANN fee separately, that's non-negotiable) but if a registrar wants to practically "give away" .com's or any other names as loss leaders they can and very often do. It's a bit bait-and-switch in that most of them set up your name to auto-renew by default and on the renewal you pay the "full" price, but name pricing itself is largely up to each registrar (they pay some fees to the registries, but those are negotiated between those two parties and vary from registrar to registrar and from TLD to TLD).
     
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  9. No Limits

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    I think that the OP wants to take advantage of a registrar "sale" and hold the domain naming till later. So That's not possible. Each domain is registered when purchased. So, yes, research the niche and get the name possibilities ready for the NEXT sale so you will be ready for it. Also, many registrars offer ONE domain at the low sale price, like 99 cent dot coms. That's one per customer.