Some domain names are worth more than others because of supply and demand., and often the values are based on marketability as a brand name.
A short, easy to spell, easy to pronounce name is more valuable because it is easy to remember, easy to find, easy to type, easy to search. I acquired these domain names because I saw the potential in these names.
Dictionary words are valuable because they are memorable, relatable to the products or services, and sometimes associated to call-to-actions.
.Com names are popular because most domain names are in .coms and most people type in .com after a brand name without hesitation.
Over the years, I’ve sold names to individuals for websites, a blogs, also to entrepreneurs who were looking for memorable brand names; some the domains were sold to investors who saw long term values in them; I’ve also sold domains to corporations who were interested in short names for their company, products, or services.
Not all premium domain names are available for purchase, but many do. Many are selling via brokerage sites such as GoDaddy, Sedo, Afternic. Some domain name sellers are flexible to negotiate prices, but some don’t.
I started to collect domain names a while back because I had great ideas for businesses, e-commerce websites, services… etc. They are all short, memorable, and easy to spell and type. All the domain names I have are in various stages of development. If I can sell a few of them to fund my projects, great! If not, it’s ok too.
Here are some of the articles related to premium domain names:
- Why Choosing Premium Domain Names for WordPress Websites?
- Are Premium Domain Name Worth It?
- Why are Premium Domain Names So Expensive?
- Domain Bias in Web Search (Microsoft)
Here is a partial list of my domain name portfolio: