After reviewing ways to invest your money, I found domains to be very attractive. There are times when some companies or even registered domain owners allow their domains to drop. You can easily pick up these domains for the price of registration. You may have to put in some work, but the time you invest in looking for valuable domains is well worth it. You will eventually make a substantial profit on a resale.
Auction houses such as GoDaddy, Sedo, Moniker, Afternic and other domain forums cater to people that want to sell their domains. Please read my How To article at Ehow.com. I made it a goal to help others enter the domain industry. There are thousands of name still available. Some people want you to believe it is impossible to find a valuable domain. Domains are valued on their search value (keywords), the market they target (i.e. mortgage, loans, jobs, insurance, etc..), and whether they attract visitors. Some domains are worth a fortune without even putting any work into them.
A few months ago, I purchased hundreds of domains. I still buy them, but not as much as in January-March. After investing a great deal of time into searching for valuable names, I landed many that appraised for a nice amount. However, investing into domains require knowledge about market trends, commercial value and popular searches for the keywords. You can also turn a $10 domain into a $10K domain. It really depends on how much traffic you can attract to your website or parked page.
If you have a domain that appraises for $20K or more, consider selling it at one of the domain companies on the right side of the screen. You can appraise the domain at valuate.com. Moreover, all major domain companies will appraise your domains for a fee. You never know how much your domain is worth until you enter it into an appraisal system or have it professionally appraised. Maybe you were one of the lucky people to register many of the generic one word or 1-3 character names back in the 90's. Please read my blog for future domain articles, as well as tips on how to choose and name your domains.
Please click on either Sedo, GoDaddy or Premium domains. I currently park my domains at both GoDaddy and Sedo. The company link I provided on the right side panel have a good reputation in the domain industry. They are considered the heavy hitters of domains. Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to read this article. Feel free to hang out on the blog. There are many nice links and article that will help you to improve the quality of your life and to possibly make you laugh. We all need to laugh at out problems instead of allowing them to stress us out. Good luck on making your way into the domain industry.