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Chapter 3: Choosing Your Domain Name

Idea 10: Getting Type-In Traffic


When a web surfer enters a domain name in their browser address bar, this is called a "type-in".

Type-ins can occur for several reasons, including:
  1. The user enters a URL that know and perhaps remember (see Idea 9: Easy To Remember Domain)

  2. The user meant to type a word into a Search Engine's search form, but didn't realize that the address bar was the current window.

  3. The user deliberately enters a keyword or keyword phrase into their browser address bar (for example because sometimes people take a wild guess at what domain might contain the content they are looking for).
Finding domains which receive type-ins is increasingly hard (except possibly typos - see Idea 11: Getting Typo Traffic) as more and more domains get taken, but if you're lucky or look hard enough you might find one. Alternatively you could look for suitable domains at auction sites like Afternic.com and Sedo.com.


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IMPORTANT NOTE: We are not attorneys, so can not offer any advice on legal matters. Do not register domain names which infringe the trademark (or other proprietary rights) of others. Please consult an attorney, should you have any questions or concerns in this area.



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