Are All of the Good Domain Names Taken?

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NO. Not all of the good domain names are taken.

Updated: 09/21/2011

There con­tin­ues to be a lot of con­tro­versy and com­plain­ing online about the sub­ject of whether or not “are all of the good domain names taken”.

With more and more domains being cre­ated daily around the world, it could be very easy to under­stand that find­ing a good domain name, which cor­re­sponds to your cho­sen niche topic, or web­site con­tent, could prove to be difficult.

We have updated this infor­ma­tion with 2 more site entries that we have found to be ben­e­fi­cial, and both of these addi­tional sites have helped us to locate expired domains for rea­son­able prices. For some of the domain names the cost only amounts to the reg­is­tra­tion fee.

Both sites have an easy search tool. Just type in the key­word or topic that you would like, and see what domain names turn up.

So, are all of the good domain names already taken?

NO. It is not true. Many good Domain Names are taken or have been reg­is­tered by domain farm­ers, domain spec­u­la­tors, investors, and squat­ters. Many have been bought by the Reg­is­trars, and this is frowned upon by ICANN pol­icy, but as far as we know noth­ing has ever been done about it.

There are alter­na­tives avail­able if you can­not find a .com, .net, .info, .org, or a .biz Domain Name that con­tains the key­words that you are targeting.

Domain Auc­tion Sites pro­vide an alter­na­tive solu­tion to inves­ti­gate before set­tling for a Domain Name that is not really the one that you want.


Drop­ping Domains Is the Act of Allow­ing a Domain Name to Expire

It is esti­mated that over 60,000 Domain Names expire every­day. This num­ber is taken from world­wide Drop­ping Domains sta­tis­tics and includes many Reg­is­trars that have many good Domain Names which are over­looked and allowed to expire.

Auc­tions and ser­vices that list expir­ing Domain Names pro­vide an alter­na­tive source for get­ting a name that con­tains your tar­geted key­word, and often times Dropped Domains will already have PageR­ank, back­links, and some traf­fic going to them.

On Domain Auc­tion Sites you can some­times find good Domain Names that con­tain your tar­geted key­words and many times the expired names have a Buy Now option included along with the bid­ding option, or sep­a­rate from it.

Some of the Auc­tion Sites tend to be very com­pet­i­tive and some of them offer many of the Domain Names at rea­son­able prices. If the site is owned by an affil­i­ate site or by the Auc­tion Site it is usu­ally much eas­ier to obtain the Domain Name with­out bid­ding or too much bid­ding. This is influ­enced by both the pop­u­lar­ity of the Domain Name and how many let­ters it contains.

Are the Good Domain Names Taken


Domain Auc­tion Sites Are Not Cre­ated Equal

Many Domain Auc­tion Sites start the bids at $60–70.00 and raise their prices quite often. There are a few that con­tinue to have lower start­ing prices and lower Buy Now prices. It is not unusual to get Domain Names as inex­pen­sively as $5.00-$20.00. If a bid­ding war ensues it can raise the cost considerably.

Many Auc­tion Sites allow back­o­rders which can secure the Dropped Domain Name unless another per­son bids on it and then the bid­ding process begins. If you do not wish to spend very much for an Expired Domain Name then set a limit to how much you are will­ing to spend based on the esti­mated value, traf­fic, age, and PageR­ank of the Domain Name.

We have listed a few of the Domain Auc­tion Sites that list Drop­ping Domains and are com­pet­i­tive in their prices for good Domain Names; some of these are also Reg­is­trars. These are not the only Domain Auc­tion Sites; there are oth­ers avail­able online that can be found with an Inter­net Search. (Click on the Domain Actions tab) (This site is asso­ci­ated with Go Daddy) (Good prices from many Reg­is­trars, check the older dropped domains from $7.49) (Moniker) (A good source for qual­ity Expir­ing Domains, can be pricey) (enom) (A small Domain Name Auc­tion Site, also can be pricey)

InterNIC FAQs on Domain Names, Reg­is­trars, and Registration

If you have ques­tions about Reg­is­trars, or Domain Reg­is­tra­tion, InterNIC pro­vides free answers to many fre­quently asked ques­tions about Domain Name Reg­is­tra­tion, and lists most of the avail­able Registrars.

With these resources you will have more options to locate domain names that fit your needs, and some­times they will be domain names that already have some rank­ing and backlinks.

If you are one of the peo­ple ask­ing the ques­tion “Are All of the Good Domain Names Taken?”, then spend some time check­ing out these addi­tional resources, before you give up.


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