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How to Profit from Expired Domain Name Registration

After the dot com crash, expired domain names and expired domain name traffic have been a source of potential income. It is important to inexpensively obtain the automated tools required to track the thousands of domain name registration and abandoned websites that are removed from the domain registry and become available for purchase.

Expired domain registration and the expired domain name traffic associated with them have been only available to those who had an automated system and tools.

Now, automated tools and resources are available for identifying, appraising and even buying these domain names on autopilot.

Expired domain names are those that had previously been registered to another owner. These domain name registration are available to the open market because of non-payment of the domain name renewal fees. Such domain names are returned to the open market about forty-five days after the expiration date.

Many domain names even point to fully functioning websites while many are registered for speculation. These names are registered by speculators in the hope of obtaining a profit on the resale of the domain name.

Numerous other domain names are registered for website development, but do not appear online. In a number of these cases, the domain name owners do not follow through with respect to the website development and allow the domain registration to expire.

However, there are a number of expired domain names with fully functioning websites, receiving daily traffic from the search engines, links and banner ads. The expired domain names that get this daily traffic can earn revenues if these are redirected to another website or marketed with affiliate programs.

Earning Profit from Expired Domain Names & Expired Domain Name Traffic:

1. Buying for speculation – There is now a large and highly profitable market for reselling domain registration at present, and speculators are looking out for developing technologies and trends. Evolution is constantly taking place in technology and trends. There are markets, being watched closely right now, that are expected to grow exponentially within a short span of time. It should be a good idea to locate and register expiring domain registration that are related to new trends, technology and markets in order to earn substantial profits.

2. Buying expiring domain names and redirecting the targeted traffic – Targeted keyword domain names can help to get traffic from those simply typing in keyword rich domain names into the address bar and hitting the enter key.

3. Buying expired domain name registration and putting up generic websites – Using tools like easy website building software, third party payment processors, auto responders and other applications, even a novice could put generic websites online with keyword rich domain names that should appear in the search engine rankings. These websites can be built using expired domain names to drive traffic to them and the domain registration and the developed website could then be sold together with the domain name, as a value added commodity.

4. Buying expiring domain names of websites that are already online ? A number of expiring domain names are, actually, already functioning websites. The owners of these websites either did not renew their domain registration for some reason or simply stopped operating the website. In fact, quite often, these websites already have traffic from links to other websites, search engine rankings and even directory listings.

5. Buying expired domain names and using them for marketing affiliate programs – Affiliate programs are a good way to acquire an online business without even having a product. Affiliate marketers redirect traffic from the affiliate website to the website of the actual product or service and charge a commission or a fee when any of the redirected traffic results in sales. Affiliate programs have become an automated turnkey solution for a number of entrepreneurs, especially novices.

One can locate and register expired domain names that closely target the market of the affiliate programs and then draw that targeted traffic into the website with expired keyword rich domain names with content that satisfies the informational needs. Then the users can be led onto the sales page of the product.

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Choosing a Domain Name – One of the First Stops for Your New Website

So, what is a domain name, or simply a domain? Well, the answer is also very simple: it`s your website`s name.

Let`s get straight to the point: you can`t name your website however you like. Actually, you can, but you won`t have any profits from it.

Search engines simply love when you have some of your main keywords in your website URL (Uniform Resource Locator), and you will get a higher ranking just for having some of them in your domain.

Not to mention the impact this will have on your visitors. For example, lets say someone searches for “truck accessories” . How would they react to find your website there, in the search engine results, named www.truck-accessories.com? Just look at the address and ask yourself: does it realy have an impact on me ? You bet it does. You can get a lot of customers just by the first impression.

Also, be sure not to fall on the trick of creating brand names such as “Whipssy”, “Gecko” or similar. You`re the “small fish” remember? You don`t have enough money to boost your brand and make it strong. Start realisticly, it`ll pay off later.

Well, now that we`ve settled this, it`s time to pick some of the domain name providers.

This is how it works: you choose your registration service and register your desired domain name. Then you can choose (in most companies) 2 plans : a half year, and a full year registration. If you`re sure you`ll stay in businees for quite a time ( remember the rule: Never Quit! ) take the one-year registration. In some cases, it even saves you some money. Otherwise, e.g experimenting, take the half-year one.

Prices vary from 6,7 to about 10, 14 dollars per year. Not to mention that domain reselling has become one hell of a job. Recently, some guy bought a domain for $10, and sold it for $17000. There are thousands of such examples. So, if you`re smart, figure out a name, buy it (pray it`s not already taken) and sell it. You can sell your domains on some of these sites: www.thedomainnameaftermarket.com, www.domainmart.com, www.dnforum.com

When buying a domain name, make sure that the service you buy from offers great support. You don`t want any complications. It could cost your business. The service has to have 24/7 support, and has to provide you with Domain forwarding (..its when you register another domain e.g .net, .org, forwarding automatically forwards those addresses to your original site..)

Here are some of the great domain name providers:

www.domaindirect.com
www.godaddy.com
www.register.com

Well that`s about it about domain names. If you liked the article, feel free to distribute it on your website as long as you provide this site a link-back and leave all the links intact. Next article will be about web hosting, another very important factor when starting a new website.

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