Have you ever just typed a generic name into your web browser such as roses.com or eatingdisorders.com? Well, if you haven’t then you’re in the minority. A lot of people just happen to type those generic names into their browser instead of using google or yahoo. When they go to those web pages, they see a page that looks like the following:
The links on those pages are sponsored links that, when clicked, give the web site owner some money. I could go into a lot more detail on this subject, but to be honest there’s just too much to put on this web page in one story. If you want to learn more about this subject, feel free to visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domaining or http://www.domainers.org/.
There’s still a lot of money to be made in buying, and selling domain names. Some people will tell you that it’s better now than it was in the early ‘90s, and some will tell you that it’s not as good now. Imagine going back to 1990 and purchasing addresses such as ibm.com or flowers.com. All you had to do was realize that the internet was going to take off and start buying up some common names. There were only a select few that were doing that at the time. They made millions! Money can still be made by this method, so if you’re interested and want to learn more, visit http://www.dnforum.com/.