Sometimes you have to wonder what it takes to get a name accepted at a Great Domains auction. If you’ve been rejected in the past, you might be trying to figure out what’s going on after you see some of the domain names listed for the upcoming auction in less than a week.
Before I get started, here’s a look at the criteria for a GreatDomains listing. The information was taken straight from the GreatDomains web site.
» The domain is short, a real word and is easy to remember
» It is a generic domain, e.g. like car.com, creditcard.com or books.com
» The domain is easy to spell and not prone to typographical errors
» The domain is product-related and therefore has a high commercial value
» The domain doesn’t violate any third party rights (e.g. trademark rights)
» The TLD geographically matches the language of the domain name
» The reserve price for the domain is reasonable
If you take a close look at some of the names listed for the upcoming Premium auction, you have to ask yourself how did some of these names get in?
Not that they’re terrible names by any standard, but if you pass them through the GreatDomains checklist they don’t necessarily cut the mustard.
Here’s the thing, generally it’s reasonable to think a “Great Domain” is already registered in most of the popular TLDs – at least .NET and .ORG if it’s so great. But as with any GreatDomains auction, you can usually produce a list of available .NET and .ORG domains, and this GreatDomains auction promises many more.
Great Domains, Available for Hand-Registration
Here’s a list of available .NET and .ORG domain names for hand-registration, based on the list of “Great Domains” for the upcoming Premium auction.