Why Domain Names are the Real Estate Market of the Future

by Travis Wright

Domain Names. Yes. I just scored another one. And another domain name… GoDaddy.com silently took another $9.24 from me again for another domain name. Oh. What about this domain name? What! I can’t believe that no one has thought of that domain yet!! You just have to buy it.

This happens to me several times a week. I think I may be addicted to domain names. Please help me. With the all of the different ways to make money online, being a ‘Domainer‘ can be one of the more lucrative.

CNN.com: “Forget condos and strip malls. Domain names, the real estate of the Web, have been delivering far greater returns.”

REDHERRING: “Parked domains may become a billion-dollar industry, both for paid search operators like Google and Yahoo as well as a new breed of Internet real estate developers.”

WSJ.com: “Internet domain names are a hot commodity again. But unlike the 1990s, when speculators bought up Web addresses in hopes of reselling them later for a big payday, many of today’s purchases are aimed at cashing in on the boom in online advertising.”

USA Today: “The domain name is 21st century real estate,” says Warren Adelman, president of GoDaddy.com, the world’s largest domain name registrar, with 12.9 million. “The economy is being increasingly driven by the Internet sector.”

I have recently purchased and developed the linked domain names:


On your good domain names, just set up a blog, put some content up, then throw some adsense ads up, and voila! You will begin to earn a decent amount of coin courtesy of your affiliate partnerships.

Also, instead of going to GoDaddy.com and registering your domain name, you can go to a website that specializes in domain names that are about to expire… or recently expired. There are great nuggets of awesomeness abounding in names that people have sold.

An associate of mine registered www.CreditScore.com on an expired domain auction, and purchased it for a couple thousand dollars. With the type in traffic, the site generates nearly 10 times that, EACH MONTH. In fact, Citibank offered to purchase it from him for a quarter million dollars, but he refused. Basically, he will nearly bring that in this year alone.

So, be crafty and creative. You can stumble upon a online gold mine. Just grab a pick ax, and pretend its California during the Mid-1800′s, because in a way, it is 1848. And Sutter’s Mill is just a keystroke and a mouse click away.

i.e. Marchex and the 164 Million Dollar Domains Purchase

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4 Responses to “Why Domain Names are the Real Estate Market of the Future”

  1. February 18, 2023 at 1:11 am #

    I agreeeeeee. Since I discovered the internet, I have had 4 domains, only 1 of which is active (purchased Oct 2006) and I have yet to do anything with it (I have a PocketPC and no computer… yet… so it’s hard to access it.) I just wanted to make sure I got the name. LOL. One of my old domains is now a porn site and I’m sure it’s raking in the dough.

    I have at least 10 more names I want to register and throw out there. Why didn’t I think about the adsense way?!?

    This reminds me to set up my “paid domain parking.” Thanks :)

  2. February 25, 2023 at 7:45 pm #

    Make sure you do not register trademarked domains, GoogleMoneySecrets.com and GoogleSEOTricks.com above are trademarked names and you risk the chance of getting a legal notice to give them up.

    Oh and 9.24 for a domain……make sure and search the web for Godaddy coupons before any purchase.

    Mike’s last blog post..How to Actually Rank For Any KEYWORD With a Legitimate Search Engine - Get Important Tips


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