I don’t know too terribly many people around the world that get excited at the prospect of spending more money than they had to at any point in time.
This is especially true in the current crippled global economy that we are living in right now, where every single time matters and every single penny needs to be pinched. Now, when it comes to investing in your business – even if it is an online only business – means that you’re going to have to make some compromises when it comes to doing the best for your bottom line, which is exactly why this article has been written in the first place.
The process to get a domain name can be rather simple and straightforward – but you’ll only be able to do so as cheaply as humanly possible if you follow the step-by-step directions included below. Combined with just a bit of common sense, you’re going to come out of the other end of this article armed with all of the information you need to get a domain name at a rock-bottom price.
Before you even begin to consider moving forward with the process to get a domain name, it’s important that you understand exactly what makes a domain name valuable and what makes a domain name nearly useless.
And while these factors below are almost always useful when you are registering your own domain name, the truth of the matter is that they become even more powerful when you are trying to get a domain name from someone else – a domain that has already been registered.
Everyone knows (or should know) that the very best domain names available on the web today are short, simple, and end with a .com. They are completely free of all confusing characters, they don’t have any of the weird words that run into one another or risk being misspelled, and they are relevant to whatever the content you are going to have on the page.
Honestly, it is going to be next to impossible to find or get a domain name that is absolutely perfect at a rock-bottom price – but if you know exactly which kinds of features you can work with or get around you’ll be able to grab a domain name that is undervalued for a rock-bottom rate while at the same time increasing its value through some specific tips.
For instance, if you have a domain name that is a little bit confusing on the surface when first typed into an address bar you may find that the value is artificially low. However, just by capitalizing the first letter of every word in that domain name – or every third letter, for instance – you’ll be able to immediately increase the readability of that domain name and boost its value tremendously. The great thing about domain names is that they are not case-sensitive, so you’ll be able to have your visitors punching that uppercase and lowercase domain name into their address bar for readability and usability and still get them to the website that you were intending.
“Squat” on domains that you know are going to expire soon
This is the next, and is definitely for the more advanced domain name searchers out there.
You’re going to want to run a WHOIS check on the registration of the domain name that you’d like to get, pulling up the contact information as well as the specific registration information. You can almost always find out when this specific domain is going to relapse and have the registration vacated, and then have two real options.
On the one hand, you can simply wait out until that registration finally passes and hope to snap up the domain name for yourself. The only problem here is that this takes a tremendous amount of time. On the other hand, you could simply proceed forward with that contact information and ask the current registration holder if they would be amicable to helping you get the domain name you want by taking over the registration – and basically enjoying a third-party sale that you have found and closed all on your own.
All in all, it’s important to understand that you can get a domain name that you think impossible to reach – though it may take a bit more effort than you had thought originally. If you really want that domain cheaply, you can have it – you’re just going to have to put in the elbow grease to make it happen.