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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