Domain News

I discovered a new word tonight – well, new for me – “domainer”, as in someone who specializes in web domains. Or, in the more elaborate explanation on Wikipedia:

Domainers are the professionals who deal in domain names. Domainers buy, sell, and develop domain names in a manner similar to real estate investors. Domainers generate revenue via domain parking, web-site development, and resale of domain names. Domainers are also sometimes referred to as domain investors, web site developers, domain registrants and commercial registrants.

I was made aware of the word by a post on Work At Home Business Opportunities, linking to the Daily Domainer blog and newsletter site, which is focused, as the name implies, on this field of activity.

It’s quite timely. For a few years I’ve been inclined, when considering some new business venture or product, to register a related domain name. As a consequence, we have quite a few domain names, mostly of the dot com variety, which we are considering selling. The Daily Domainer will hopefully provide some guidance in the matter.

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Comments

  1. Thanks for the tip on the Daily Domainer. Quite interesting! I wasn’t aware of the term “domainer” until now.

    Kind regards,
    Martin

    P.S. Great Blog!!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Better to be a domain junkie than to come up with a great domain name, not register it and then see it picked up by someone else who then makes lots of moola from it!

  3. Anonymous says:

    My daughter calls it being a ‘domain junkie’ Might have something to with my having over 50 domains registered these days – as you mention, every time I get a new idea I register at least one domain, but often multiples, relating to that new idea. Many of them have been worth buying and using!