There are currently: 27,689,387 Domains registered 676,464 Domains on-hold and 17,390,076 Domains have been deleted Source: http://www.DeletedDomains.com/
A lot has happened as a result of the dot.com bust.
The Internet, during the latter part of the 20th century and once considered the modern day version of the California Gold Rush, had people speculating on all sorts of domain name versions in hopes of striking it rich.
At the time, those hopes were fueled by actual success stories that found the rights to some domain names being sold for millions of dollars, including the business.com name.
Alas, those sorts of gems were the exception rather than the rule and with the fizzle of the dot.com buzz, reality set in and a sense of rational thinking has finally come to prevail so that we now find 10's of 1000's of domain names being discarded on a weekly basis.
Frankly, many of the domain names that are biting the dust very much need to be discarded. Many sites were numbers and letter combinations that spelled out such indistinguishable domains as: 111111111111111111111111powerdiscountsale.com and 2buysellbiddomains.com.
No doubt during the heady days of the Gold Rush these choices seemed perfect but now they just do not seem to make much sense.
Perhaps a million dollar domain can no longer be found, especially within the ranks of the discarded, but here is a little known secret:
There are gems to be found among the discarded domain names!
Every single day 1000's of domains are discarded by their owners who fail to renew or pay for the registration fees on their expiring domains.
The reasons can be as varied as the number of domains but what is important here is that these rejected properties can actually create an opportunity for you!
Why does this create an incredible opportunity for you?
Because hidden among all the obvious dogs there might just be an unpolished gem waiting for you to seize the moment.
Some of you might just want an e-Commerce site in general or perhaps you are looking for something more specific, such as a real estate related domain, or cars or pets, etc.
Whatever your domain name needs might be, you are very apt to find something appropriate hidden among the 1000's that will prove to be a perfect fit for you.
Finding such a gem might be quite difficult and time consuming were it not for the FREE resource quoted above and found at: http://www.DeletedDomains.com/
DeletedDomains has a FREE search function found on their web site that allows you to conduct a search name of expired domains with such criteria as:
· Show : .com, .net, .org or ALL · Domains that were : deleted or put on hold · Anytime: in the last 60, 30, or 7 days or within the last 24 hours · Contain, Start or End: with certain letters · Are of a certain length in characters and you may also · Exclude domains that contain hyphens · Exclude domains that contain numbers
The FREE service makes an impossible task a bit more bearable once you enter in the search features you desire and focus in on what domain name will work best for you.
Why is ALL this worth the trouble?
For several reasons.
Because you may find a domain name that has been in existence for at least two years and that means that as soon as you open your doors you should have established traffic that stems from the marketing efforts of the previous owner.
Add to the mix your own marketing efforts and you have a jump start over all other just named domains.
You may also find a domain name that is not 3 blocks long, like the example shown above.
Short domain names are easier to remember than long ones. And, they look so much better on your business card!
Finding the right domain name, whether it is newly created or you are searching the files of DeletedDomains, will take time, persistence and above all, patience.
The rewards for your investment might prove to be priceless! _________________________________________________________ A.T.Rendon is an entrepreneur and published writer. Subscribe to our FREE Business Classifieds Newsletter & receive FREE online access to our ENTRY Protected "FREE Submit To Over 3.1 MILLION FREE Ad Sites - DAILY!!!" mailto:email@example.com Visit us at: http://emailexchange.org/?Articles
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