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Avoid Registering Domain Names Like This When Flipping Websites

By Travis Van Slooten

Chances are, you’ve arrived at this page after doing a search for recommendations on registering domain names in website flipping. So here’s a piece of solid advice for you: getting a good domain name is a very important step to flipping websites profitably.

So, when can you say a domain isn’t worth registering?

Well for one, you’d do best to steer clear of domains that do not end with .com, .org and .net as buyers hardly ever show interest on anything other than these three top-level domains. Further, you don’t want to use hyphens and numbers in your domain name. Rather than bringing value to your website, unnecessary symbols like hyphens and numbers can bring down value.

Other than that, a long domain name, in particular one that passes the 20-character mark, can also diminish your chances of a sale. So as much as you would like to attract instant attention with a domain name like, give it more thought. You could be bound to get more inquiries for your listing with

A too-specific domain name is also best avoided, as that could limit the number of potential buyers. The more generic a domain, the greater its possible mass appeal will be and the more interested buyers you’ll attract. Oh, and it definitely helps to have the right spelling! Misspelled words can be helpful for search blunders, sure, but they are still an eyesore on for that particular domain name.

And whilst you make the name short, generic, and correctly spelled, you also shouldn’t forget about including a keyword. Further, getting the precise keyword for your domain would definitely be a huge bonus. As an example, is good enough but is the better option between the two.

Lastly, do yourself a favor and avoid registering domains that use trademark brands. Trademarks pose a red flag to buyers, and you will probably get a not-so-pleasant cease and desist letter from a lawyer.

By taking heed of these simple rules for flipping websites, your websites are off to a good start. Plus, you’ll be one step ahead of your competition.

Now you’re aware of what to look for when registering domain names for flipping websites profitably. Visit to read more tricks and techniques on how to buy and sell websites for some good money.

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Slooten, Travis V. "Avoid Registering Domain Names Like This When Flipping Websites." Avoid Registering Domain Names Like This When Flipping Websites. 1 Jul. 2010. 4 Aug 2014 <>.

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