If you are new to the domain name business you have a lot to look forward too. Some of the top guns will tell you that the market is all but dried up, this is probably a ploy to put you off. I sat down some time a go to test this theory and come up with a cracker. Though the name was a New Zealand domain name it still had merit in terms of dollars and cents. I began a search of the web looking at insurance names and I tirelessly went through every name that I thought was available or not. Always double check these because they can drop out of the expiry system without anyone noticing. I checked a name that two months before was registered to find it was now available. The name was travelcover.co.nz. Not a bad outcome for an hour of hunting.
I was well pleased with this find and it proved the point that good domain names are still available throughout the world if you just look. I have found the same can apply for.com domain names as well. I have picked up a few keepers by thinking outside the square.
Try not to be pulled in by what is considered the right name to get by the bureaucrats of the domain world as new ideas and products are coming onto the market every day. As our world expands so does the consumer market. Today anything goes when it comes to a valid domain name. If it makes money for the business owner then it is a winner.
Generic names do rule the day but so do industry and the unusual. Go with your gut feeling and never be afraid to try something different. It may end up the latest and greatest blog name or a fashion label that is getting all the traffic.
Have fun with this business as it is like finding treasure. I believe us domainers must have been pirates in another life because we love it so much. Once you buy your first name you could be hooked.