Domain investing also called domaining is like regular investing — buying low and selling high — but instead of commodities, stocks or mutual funds, real estate, it's with domain names.... are you ready to start investing in the virtual real estate (domain names)?
Domains are a great asset in today's Internet world. Like any other investment, you need to put some effort to become a successful domain investor. So lets's get started ...
RECOGNIZE THE POWER OF DOMAIN NAMES:
Learn and educate yourself for creative digital investors and entrepreneurs. Hundreds of millions of people own a domain, but very few understand the true power of domain names and what value it could add their businesses and brands. Let's go back to history and try to understand if in reality a domain name itself can change the business value itself. here are some examples ... GetDoorBot.com upgraded to Ring.com for a cost of $1 million, and sold to amazon.com for more than $30 million. Dropbox.com started out as GetDropbox.com, Facebook.com was TheFacebook.com, and Uber.com started out as UberCab.com? Imagine if these businesses had not snagged such valuable domain names. Do you think they would be as successful? I believe NO. Probably by now you do recognize the power of domain names.
DOMAIN INDUSTRY NEWS AND LEARNING
Before investing on domain names you should educate yourself on domaining. you could learn more on domaining, domain industry news and updates from the below websites
DNAcademy.com - paid course on domain investing
DomainSherpa.com - interviews with successful domain investors.
Domaining.com - latest and updated domain industry news
NamesCon.com - to connect with other domain investors.
build the right tool set
These are some widely used domain tools list that could help you on your domain investing journey.
ExpiredDomains.net - expired domain name search engine
Google Keyword Planner - to determine a keyword’s search volume
SEO Analysis Tool - tool like mangools, ahrefs, majestic or semrush to see backlink profile information and trust factors.
Namebio.com - historical domain name sales database containing more than $1 billion in sales
DomainIQ.com, whois.net, who.is - to find whois information on a domain name
Escrow.com - secure payment gateway for buying and selling domain names.