A couple days ago I grabbed HaircutReviews.com from the daily domain drop. The day before, by coincidence, my wife was complaining about how she couldn’t find the salon a friend had reccomended to her online. For the local places she could find, the reviews were either non-existent or not very helpful. The next day, I saw this name in the drop list and, well, I couldn’t resist pulling the trigger.
Google shows some decent searches for related keywords:
hair reviews 74000
hair review 49500
salon reviews 22200
salon review 12100
hair salon reviews 6600
hair color reviews 3600
hair care reviews 4400
beauty salon reviews 1000
beauty salon review 590
All these domain names are taken, of course (except for BeautySalonReview.com which I don’t consider in good form). Here are a few of the registrants of the popular variants:
hair.com, WebMagic Ventures, LLC
haircut.com, RoboCut, Inc.
salonreviews.com, at Markmonitor.com
Haircut.com goes back to 1995. Check out the Flowbee! Ah, that brings back As-Seen-On-TV memories…
Back to HaircutReviews.com… a great name, a service everyone needs, and in good form. I’ll be building a review site using WordPress, so stay tuned!
Today’s Catch of the Day from the daily domain drop was BocceWorld.com. I love playing bocce ball. We used to play on the small green outside the main Budapest metro station between teaching jobs. A friend of mine had a really nice box set he used to carry around in his pack.
“Bocce” gets 165,000 searches at Google and there’s no abiguity about what people are after. Bocce.com is owned by the United States Bocce Federation and the other Bocce generic and brandable domains are owned by NetShops.com and a few other independent merchants.
At BocceWorld.com you’ll find a quick-and-dirty eBay affiliate store I put up in about 5 minutes. I’m improving the template for these stores all the time and will be highlighting more as they go online.
I’ve registered a bunch of names off the daily domain drop since last posting here, mostly over latte drinks, etc… I’ve refunded a lot back too — names that seemed like the tasty frothy milk foam at the top, but ended up feeling like the over-spicy sludge that ends up at the bottom of the mug…
Oh, well. I continue to develop eBay stores using my WP-EasyStore plugin. More nice enhancements coming soon. I’m also working on a GEO theme for my city/tourism domains.
Here are some names I’ve recently caught (and kept):
- ScriptureNews.com – for balance
- SudokuTime.com – need to find a cheap game developer, or borrow one
- SkullShop.com – the theme is looking better now
- GuyFlicks.com – need to use the Amazon feed better
- iVatican.com – prime GEO with the “i”, hey even the Pope could use his own iPhone application!
- KnightStore.com – another WP-EasyStore shop
- BeverlyHillsPreSchools.com – Yikes! A little long…
- AlternativeBlogs.com – going to use the same application template a my PopupNews.com
There were some more, but these are a pretty good representation…
The week is heating up here in California and I’m getting back into reg’ing short names — at least until the $0.99 GoDaddy coupon lasts. Picked up XEKE.net (CVCV) and CLDM.net (quad-premium) yesterday. Let’s hope there’s a future for these types either for end-users or for flipping next year…!
A little keyword research doesn’t show much for the exact phrase “rare issues“, but the name itself describes SO many other long-tail items including hard to find Stamps, Coins, Cards, Comics and Music. I’ve put a little eBay store up on the name for now using my own WordPress Plugin which you can get for only $12.
“GRIPS“, not “GRIPES”, although the former could do just as well. Mostly recently picked up DentalGrips.com. The rational? They are a small product, shippable, inexpensive but not “cheap” ($20-30), come in colors, are used by dentists and hygentists everywhere, and dentists have money to burn… at least mine does
In my hometown, there are a few coffee shops where ALL the Dentistry students hang out and study. The idea is to get a business card inside and setup an affiliate deal with a company selling, you guessed it, Dental Grips.
Yes, another Travel/Tourism GEO for me. This time it’s TunisiaHoliday.com. Tusinia is a HUGE tourist destination, especially for Europeans. Google shows 246,000 searches on Tunisia alone and a quick look at the longer-tail keywords shows them nearly all travel-related.
Anyone out there developing GEOs? Anyone out there WANT to develop their GEOs? Me too. Another one for me today: BudapestLife.com. Jason from DropDude.com helped me get this one today on the drop. 1/2 my family is Hungarian and we find ourselves in Budapest a lot…
I haven’t reg’d a name in about a week, but today I took TWO names down: one from The Drop, the other from a Taster’s Drop.
07075.com, Wood Ridge, NJ. : Estimated median house/condo value in 2007: $431,283; Population: 7505 (People)
CowTowns.com : Widely distributed throughout the West and Mid-West; Population: 100,000,000 (Cattle)
I LOVE CowTowns.com! Here’s what Google says:
cow town : 6,600
cowtown : 49,500
cow towns : 590
cowtowns : 320
It’s a common folk phrase, so you’d expect a wide range of Google hits: Rodeos, Museums, Skateboards(!?), Boot Manufacturer, a Speedway(!?), Marathons, Music, Western Wear and even Rubber Stamps!
Looks like there’s even a Cow Town Rodeo that comes to New Jersey! I wonder if it’s in the 07075 zipcode?
CowboyHat.com just sold for north of $16K and I don’t even have to mention (b/c I want to finish this post) the backstory of Cowboys.com. I’ve got WesternBoutique.com waiting in the development wings… yeee haaaw!
Don’t laugh! Ok, just a little… The truth is that LOTS of people are looking for them. Here’s the PROOF! Below is a list of Keywords and Google monthly Search Volume:
I’m glad I made an image out of that… who knows what I’d rank for if it were clear text. And, there are just too many advertisers to mention…
I’ll stand my ground and say that Doo Doo is eminently more brandable and resonant to the product than Poo Poo Bags — that’s just GROSS!