Here is a question for you domainers. Are you hand registering any domain names these days? I remember waaaay back in the early 00’s I would sit in front of the my computer and type in hundreds words and word combinations to see if I could score a .com or really nice .net or .org. Most of the domains I owned back then were hand registered ones that I thought of myself.
With nearly 110 million active domain names in the registry, you may think that trying to find quality domains to register in 2009 is a waste of time. Well, I usually spend a couple hours a week ‘hunting’ for quality domains to hand register. However, I no longer spend hours thinking up words/combos to see if they are available. Today, I prefer to search through lists of available domain names provided by some of the most generous people in our industry. Many of the domains on these lists are recent ‘drops’ (expired and available again). I have found some real gems this way. I do still search for available domains at times by just using my brain and registrar of choice, I just don’t spend much time on that process anymore.
I am going to share a couple of my (top secret) favorite places to look for available domains:
NameClerk’s AvailableDomainNames.com – Simply stated, Bill puts together the BEST available domain name lists on the net. Can’t thank him enough.
Chip’s FreshAvails.com – Another great source for available domains, including many adult related ‘avails’. Thanks Chip for your hard work!
Here is a funny video I dug up registering domain names.. LOL
Want to show off a hand registered domain name? Post it in a comment here!