Monthly Archives: November 2007

Geo – Keyword Domaining

Moniker held their Geo Domain Auction and by many regards, it was failure. I had a couple friends there looking for bargains for me and walked away empty handed for a couple of reasons; an emphasis on geo-location domains (rather than geo-keyword) and inflated reserve pricing.

From a content perspective geo-keyword domains can be heavily monetized, but they often require patience and some minor content generation. But this also brings up another idea why this this auction may not have been successful as prior Moniker auctions, domain availability. I took a quick merge of geo-locations (all 50 states and the top 50 US cities & some popular city abbreviations) combined with some keywords that could be worthy enough to warrant local search and generated about 1200 domain names to check availability.

The results, 190 open domains just waiting to be registered or over 15% of my list. Here is the list and hurry before I change my mind on some these.

Great Quotes: Eleventh in a Series

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
     — Mark Twain

40 Domains For Sale Today

I’m pruning my domains, many of the following have or have had affiliate programs, parking programs, content or are live sites with content. Contact me if there is interest and we can go from there (for stats regarding traffic, parking revenue, affiliate revenue, etc) – just leave a note in the comments, and I’ll send you an email in return. As many of these are up against renewals in the next 120 days, I’d be willing let quite a few them go in the $20/domain range. Others have a solid revenue history and I’d be more than willing to negotiate on an appropriate multiple.

Many of these have Google PR, many have a solid history, and some of these have Domain Age going back to 2001/2002, with the bulk in 2003/2004.

Without further ado, 40 Domains For Sale Today:

The Daily Roundup – November 2, 2007

10 Ways to Avoid a Google Reputation Management Nightmare
With the growth of social networks and other sites where users are allowed to creative derivative domain names, it is wise to be ahead of the game in getting your soc-net-names in place.

Bono: The Rolling Stone Interview
A cool interview with Bono by Rolling Stone Magazine.

Copywriting 101 Cheat Sheet
To be a good writer, you must be a great reader. Get your knowledge on with these sites.