Ways to Make Money with Domain Names


People are not much aware of the business in Domain Names. Investing in registered or expired domains can increase the visibility of your Website and help direct traffic that will convert to sales.

Ways to Make Money with Domain Names

To get started Domain names are actually the “web addresses”, colloquially (and incorrectly) as referred to by marketers. Domain names refers to the names used for other purposes in the Domain Name System (DNS), for example the special name which follows the @ sign in an E-mail address, or the Top-level domains like .com, or the names used by the Session Initiation Protocol (VoIP), or Domain Keys.

Host names are restricted to the ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange) letters “a” through “z’ (case-insensitive), the digits “0″ through “9″, and the hyphen, with some other restrictions. Registrars restrict the domains to valid host names, since; otherwise, they would be useless.

What You Need To Be In The Domain Name Business

The first step is to create/register a domain name. If you already have a website of your own it’s a great start. Choose a Web Host and sign sp for an account. A web host is basically a company that has many computers connected to the Internet. When you place your web pages on their computers, everyone in the world will be able to connect to it and view them. You will need to sign up for an account with a web host so that your website has a home.

How does your domain name that you are not currently using actually earn money? There are several companies on the internet that will pay you to redirect your domain to a landing page, filled highly relevant PPC (pay per click) links. The links displayed on your landing page will be optimized based on what keywords are in your domain, and what links previous visitors have been interested in looking at. You can earn real money every time one of your visitors clicks a link on your landing page, in addition to guaranteed ad revenue for each and every unique visitor that you receive. All this revenue building up month after month can form into a very nice income stream for your business.

Another way of making money on Domain names is selling them. The only sites you should even consider putting your name up for sale is on ebay.com, Afternic, or Sedo. These are the most popular and where some huge sales have taken place. The only downside is that there are high numbers of domains already for sale and usually the site will get a commission of something around 10%.

Start Making Money With Domain Names Growing Your Domain Name Business Over Time

Now that you have started to grow your new business in parking/buying-selling domain names its time to make bigger steps for development. With over 60 million domains currently registered, it can be daunting to try to find the right domain — one that will drive quality traffic to your Website or parked domain.

How can you ensure you’re making the right decision when you purchase registered and expired domains? Do your research and you’ll feel confident in your purchase.

Here are the tools and techniques domain pros use to determine — or at least reasonably guesstimate — how much, and what type, of traffic a domain receives. Taking into consideration these following factors you would be able to estimate and know the true value of the domain. You could skip all of the guesswork and find out how much traffic a domain receives directly from the domain owner. The easiest way to do this is simply to ask the seller. Traffic counting scripts are one of the simplest and most reliable methods for determining traffic to a developed Website. Many free professional statistics programs are available.

These are just two of the methods you can use to ensure that your make the right purchases. And lastly a reminder for selling domains for high amounts of cash depends on two key elements. First you must have a quality domain, one that doesn’t have numbers or isn’t too long. It must be clear and easily recognizable. “.com” is the best, but even domains such as the “.us” are gaining popularity. The second key is marketing; you have to create a good reason for someone to buy your domain. How can THEY benefit from it? When these two steps are fulfilled, a sale is almost guaranteed!