Buying Premium Domains

Have you ever wanted to own your own dot com domain name? Domains with one or two top-level domains (TLDs) are quite easy to buy; but if you want something more premium, like the coveted dot com domain name, you’ll need to be prepared to shell out some cash. If you’re looking for a new domain name, then follow these three tips for buying premium domains so that you don’t get taken advantage of by sellers who know that people in your position will pay just about anything to get their hands on that perfect domain name.

How To Evaluate Potential Domain Names

If you’re looking to buy a premium domain name, there are a few things you can do to make sure it is truly worth your investment. First, check out its backlinks using tools like Majestic or Ahrefs. And be aware that link-building isn’t cheap and will likely cost you thousands of dollars over time. Next, check out its Google PageRank: while page rank doesn’t matter as much as it used to (with only 10% of search traffic coming from high PR pages), it still holds some clout with Google and can be an indicator of quality sites.


Which Domain Name Extensions Are Most Popular?

There are a few places to buy premium domain names, including BrandBucket and Premium Domain Names. One way to decide where to buy is by using Google Keyword Planner to see which extensions get searched for most often. You’ll have to dig into keyword research a bit, but if you look at enough keyword suggestions, you’ll find one that fits perfectly with your business idea—and it might just be an untapped market. (You can also use Market Samurai or SEMRush as a starting point.) If you want to learn more about how specific extensions can influence SEO, just do some basic searches in Google (for example: what is SEO of .info?) or check out Moz’s website on search engine optimization metrics.


How Should I Choose My Domain Name?

Let’s get something out of the way—the perfect domain name is not perfect. It doesn’t exist, and it probably never will. If you think you’ve found a perfect domain, there is almost always room for improvement. That said, some domains are better than others and there are a few attributes to consider before buying any new URL.
When you’re choosing a domain name, there are some questions you should ask yourself: Does it rhyme with other words or names? Can I pick a good and strong brand around it? Can people easily spell it, pronounce it and remember it? Is it in an industry that’s growing or falling in popularity? Are there legal restrictions on its use? If your site is a business, are there any better alternatives out there. Will my clients type out my domain correctly without typos and mistakes. These considerations don’t cover everything though—your own intuition is likely your best resource for finding the perfect domain name for your business.