Domain names: Are the better ones taken?

May 31st, 2011

It is a common misconception that the best domain names have been taken. The truth is, the way most registrars view them, a name is only leased for a finite number of months or years.

Consider this example, a cache of  names with the *top5.com name suffix have been recently released back into the public at once, among them, names like  GermanyTop5.com,  IndiaTop5.com, etc.

Back when they were on offer in bulk, they would have fetched about $112 each.  Today, a lot of them are free for the asking.

Remember, these are still recessionary times so even the most avid domain holders are letting go of some of their once-prized posessions.

Here are some finds in the Top x area to prove that some really good domain names are still available, you just need some persistence and timing.

Top 100:

Top100germansites.com

watchthetop100.com

Analysis: this could be used for a box office top 100 or YouTube top 100 in a given category.

Top 1o:

top10items.com

Analysis: A very brandable name, it could be used for a scheduler application that keeps users informed of the top 10 things they need to do.

top10card.com

Analysis: A fantastic name for a membership discount card. Even if there are not 10 stores or 10 products on offer, it could suggest a touch of distinction to its users.

Tip: you can use restoredomains.com to search for key expressions such as coupon, tools, weight, college, not only for .com and .net, but also for .mobi, .ca, .info, and .biz.


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