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It's Called Predictive Domaining

Do you do it?



4:49 pm on Aug 15, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I did it in 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 . .

It's 2007.

I'm still doing it.

Only now I'm a bit more adept a divining the future and choosing my targets with a bit more accrued wisdom.

Do you do it too?

One thing that's nice to know: If you choose wisely you know that in a few years what once wasn't all that obvious will make you look like you were really smart.

Just like those jokers who were really smart in 1995, 1996, 1997 . . .

There's still room and time to be smart.

Trend analysis anyone?

"Plastics . . . . "

Nah, but it's a great line.

Put on your futurist hat and go domaining.

"Software . . . . "

"Voice reponse . . IVP . . ."

"Self help, self service . . . "

Remember: Stay generic and stay out of trouble.


2:37 pm on Aug 20, 2007 (gmt 0)

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It is kinda like a shoe addiction. I was drinking a cocktail. I was in the tropics. So, tropitails dot com. Have no idea what to do with it, but, just like that pair of shoes ... I have to have it.


3:12 pm on Aug 20, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Folks, let's keep the focus on "predictive" domaining. (See above.)

Let's not veer off any further into "I registered ( ) on a whim", etc.

See the OP: How do you predict the future, when it comes to domain registrations?

What are your predictive techniques and strategies?



2:09 am on Aug 21, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I like to watch the news and read the news headlines.

A domain name I registered in 2006 for $7, turned into a sedo sale for $700 this week. I just happened to read a cool news story and registered a generic name associated with the story.

It doesn't work all the time and since I'm more of a web developer than a domainer (although I like both hats), I usually have a website idea in mind when I register a domain.


11:03 pm on Aug 27, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I've done a fair bit of science fiction writing (I'm a writer by trade and an SEO/domainer on the side) and as it happens, a lot of science fiction comes from peering into the future using what we know today of technological advances. Doing research into a particular field of science can blossom into a whole lot of "future" potential technologies that you invent yourself based on current trends (derivative inventions?).

Bio-sector, robotics, and wireless AI trends have a ton of futures potential. Some of it exists in basic form. Lot of it doesn't yet exist, or is currently being developed. And when it comes down to brass tacks, having a healthy imagination can yield some intriguing possibilities.

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