You’ve Built Your Domain Portfolio, Now What?

You've Built Your domain portfolio


We often talk about building your portfolio on this blog. Building your portfolio means buying domains that you may not use yourself, but hope to sell some day at an increased price point. With many affordable gTLDs, building your portfolio can be cost effective. But what do you do once you have a sizable number of domains in your domain portfolio? Read on for the possibilities.

Do Your Research

Why did you purchase the domains you did? Some may have been a price too good to pass up, others just seemed like something people would be interested in. Now that you have a few domains, it’s time to do research on them. Who might be interested? What have similar domains been sold for recently? What industry could most benefit from your domain? Knowing everything you can about your domain will set your up for the next steps. This research should be thorough, but can easily be done with an internet search engine and some creativity.

Set Your Price

Now that you know more about your domain and what others are selling it for, it’s time to set your price. This price can be flexible, but it’s important to have a good starting place. If you don’t have a price in mind, it’s easy to get taken advantage of by someone making you too low of an offer. Be flexible in your pricing but always know what a domain is worth to you.


If you’re looking to sell some of your domains from your portfolio, consider creating a simple website where all of your domains are listed. You can promote this website or highlight individual domains. Domain message boards and social media are some great places to find others interested in your portfolio. Remember you can promote one domain, a group of domains, or your entire portfolio. It’s up to you to decide which domains to keep and which to sell.


Sometimes we make a bad bet on domain–something that seemed popular at the time may no longer be so. If you’re a got a domain or two that you thought would increase in value, but is stagnating, then just wait. It’s a good idea to think in the long term with domains, just like you might do with the stock market. You may hit it big right away with a stock or domain, but many times you’re better off waiting it out until you can get the right price for your original purchase. Don’t panic if your domain isn’t increasing in value as you’d like, if you can afford to keep it, wait it out until you can get close to the price you’re looking for.


Why not use some of the domains in your portfolio? You can use them to promote yourself, or like discussed above, use one to promote your portfolio. If after a year you don’t think you’ll use a domain and won’t make money back selling it, let your renewal lapse and let it go.

Building your portfolio is a smart idea, but remember to look forward to what you will do with it some day. You don’t need to use all of your domains in the same way, but be sure to have a plan before and after you purchase new domains for your portfolio.



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Identify a Strategy Before You Buy Your Domain

Identify a Strategy before you buy your domain BL


With affordable pricing and innumerable options, it can be easy to want to buy every new .TLD out there. But do you know what you will do with them? Having a plan for your domain is important, because it allows your to get the best value and ensure a return on your domains, whether that’s traffic and a thriving online business, or a great sale price for your domain. Read on for tips on developing the best strategy to use to buy your domain.

How Popular is the Domain

When you’re looking to buy a domain, do research into the popularity of that domain. As new TLDs become available, some are gaining more interest than others. Like many things in life, the more popular a domain is the more likely you will be able to sell it in the future or increase the value of it. TLDs can be fun and unique but if you’re interested in getting value or selling in the future, research which are the most popular new TLDs. Industry, length of TLD and marketing will affect how popular a new GTLD is. Do your research before buying.

What is Your Sale Price

If you’re buying TLDs to sell down the line, you should have a sale price in mind. This sale price is what you would accept for your domain. This will help you understand what if a good value for you for a domain. What is the right price for someone else, may not be what is right for you. Is your sale price way above the current cost of the domain now? Understand that you may have to hold on to the domain for a period of time before you can earn that price. Is your sale price close to what you’re paying for it today? You can expect to get that sale price soon with the right marketing moves.

Who Would Use the Domain

A domain that is important to you, may not be important to someone else. Consider the market for the domain you’re buying. if you want to eventually sell your domain, versatility is your friend. Consider more generic domain names that refer to industries rather than to proper names. Ask people in your industry what type of domain name they would be interested in, this will give you an idea of the market for the domain you just purchased if you decide to sell.

How Long Will You Own the Domain

Knowing when you want to sell a domain is an important factor to consider before purchasing. If you want to sell your domain right away, why are you buying it? The longer you are able to hold onto a domain, the more likely you will get the sale price you want for it when you do decide to sell. A domain is an investment and if you can let your investment mature or wait until others are interested, you stand to have a much better financial return.

With the low cost of TLDs it’s easy to want to buy them all. You can buy as many domains as you want, just consider how you will use them before your buy. Smart domain buying is better for your business and ensure better returns in the future.


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New TLDs

Learn More About These New gTLDs: .BIZ and .SITE

new gTLDs

gTLDs can get pretty specific, with domains for everything from .lol to .coffee. But for some people, the right choice is a domain extension that can be applied to many different subject matters of businesses. Two good choices for those people are .BIZ and .SITE. Read on to learn more about these two affordable and versatile new gTLDs.


Why it’s popular:.BIZ is old in the world of gTLDs, it’s been around since 2000! Being more established than other TLDs, .BIZ is easy to remember and visitors are used to seeing it at the end of the URL bar. Biz, of course, is shorthand for business and many websites are a business or want to get that information across to their customers. .BIZ allows you to brand your website as a business without having a long gTLD. Being shorthand, .BIZ also makes a website business seem more approachable and fun.

Who should buy it: Anyone who is using their website for their business. Think of .BIZ as another TLD like .com, only with much better availability. .BIZ is universal for telling visitors they are headed to a business website before the website even loads. This can inform visitors of what type of content to expect and what services will be provided. Are you a solely online business? .BIZ is a great choice for you as it informs potential customers that your website is the best place to do business with you.

Pricing: .BIZ gTLDs are for sale through DCC for $20.00 for a one year registration. If you’re a DCC member, that price goes all the way down to $8.63 with renewal at the same price. It’s a smart investment for an established gTLD.


Why it’s popular: .SITE is a great domain choice for absolutely any site! It is an easy to remember gTLD and won’t distract or take away from your domain. Users can even work to personalize the gTLD by using domain addresses like for Tommy’s site. .SITE is also versatile, it can be easily applied to a business site or one used for fun, networking, or any personal use.

Who should buy it: Anyone who might be afraid of committing to a very specific gTLD. .SITE allows you to turn your website into whatever you want and to transform it without having to worry about purchasing a new domain. If you’re unsure of how you might use your website, or see it changing in the future, .SITE is a smart choice for you. Anyone who wants to expand the reach of their business should buy and use this domain. .SITE is also a great gTLD to have in your portfolio. People can benefit from the versatility of the gTLD in the same way you can, so its an easy sell!

Pricing: .SITE gTLDs are for sale through DCC for $28.00 for a one year registration. If you’re a DCC member, that price goes all the way down to just $5. Build your website or your portfolio with this affordable gTLD today!
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New TLDs

New TLDs for October

New TLDs

One exciting aspect of gTLDs is that new ones become available each month. If you’re waiting for just the right gTLD, check the DCC website for upcoming releases and their pricing. gTLDs like .dog, .movie, and .mba are all released in August, appealing to different groups of domainers and website builders. Read on to get to know some of the most versatile new TLDs for October and how you can use them!


How You Can Use It: .ONLINE is a great gTLD to debut a brick and mortar business on the internet. How so? Maybe you a own a very popular local restaurant, but have put off getting  website because you do quite well on word of mouth and are afraid long time customers may not be interested. A smart way to transfer your real life popularity to the internet is to add .ONLINE to the end of your new website. Everyone in town loves Edna’s Restaurant, and now that you finally have a website, is easy to remember and tells visiors that this is your home online, but they can still find you at your brick and mortar location.

For Your Portfolio: .ONLINE is versatile and can be used for nearly any business. It’s a smart portfolio buy because businesses from many different areas and types of services can use it. It also allows people to brand their online identity. Think Perfect for business or personal use!

Outlook: Thanks to its versatility, there is expectation that .ONLINE will be a very valuable and popular gTLD.

Pricing: .ONLINE is available for purchase for $48.00 through DCC, but for members that price drops to just $15.00


How You Can Use It: Short for “For Your Information” .FYI seems like a great domain to learn more about a business, industry, or a person. .FYI sites make sense for those with a lot of content and information to share. It’s a great gTLD to use to brand yourself as an expert in an industry, think to share your social media expertise. The three letter gTLD is easy to remember and with the right domain name, can make for a very short website address.

For Your Portfolio: FYI is a unique domain to include in your portfolio, it’s less specific than domains like .coffee or .delivery, but provides more information to a website visitor than .site or .com. Keep it in your portfolio for the right buyer.

Outlook: As more people use the internet to verify businesses and information, .FYI domains could be a powerful gTLD to share this information.

Pricing: .FYI is available for purchases for $28.00 through DCC, if you’re a DCC member, that price goes down to $13.00.


How You Can Use It: Game creation and development is easier than ever thanks to online tools. Potential buyers can use .GAME to host their game on a site or create a website for fans of games like Minecraft and Second Life to share insights, strategies, and stories about their favorite game.

For Your Portfolio: .GAME is a good choice if you are building a large portfolio or have a network of people with an interest in gaming. It’s a more specific gTLD, so only certain customers mays be interested in it.

Outlook: Large corporations like Google and Amazon showed an early interest in .GAMES, so its future remains to be seen, but it could be very bright!

Pricing: .GAME is available for $44.00 retail and just $23.00 for DCC members.


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New TLDs

Learn More About .CLUB and .GLOBAL Domains


With so many new gTLDs to choose from, it can be difficult to know which domains are right for you and your business, product, or service. Here, we discuss two popular TLDs, the .CLUB and .GLOBAL domains, and how they can work for you.


Why it’s popular: .CLUB is a relatively new gTLD but is already becoming very popular. Companies and users seem to like the opportunities available by branding themselves with .CLUB and this early frenzy is driving others to join the…club. Think,, or to name a few. The name lends itself to a website of business that people want to connect with. Because of its popularity, .CLUB has even has some record-breaking sale prices like those seen in the .com era. It’s clearly a hot gTLD, but is it for you?

Who should buy it: Despite its popularity, .CLUB websites are still quite affordable. The obvious customers for .CLUB would be anyone who owns or runs a club. These can be actual businesses like a brick and mortar club in your city, or things like a book club or swim club. Clubs of all types often need a website to connect with and unite members, so this is a good gTLD to have in your portfolio, even if you don’t plan to use it yourself.

Pricing: .CLUB gTLDs are for sale through DCC for $18 for a one year registration. If you’re a DCC member, that price goes all the way down to $8.05. It’s a smart investment for one of the most popular new gTLDs.



Why it’s popular: Thanks to the internet, any business has the potential to connect to customers all over the world. Using a gTLD like .GLOBAL demonstrates that you can and do work with people all over the globe. This domain is popular for companies that have a  multiple country reach, or those who are just striving to expand. .GLOBAL as a gTLD can be used by many companies, so it’s a smart portfolio buy.

Who should buy it: Anyone who wants to expand the reach of their business should buy and use this domain. Maybe you only want to start doing business in one other country in addition to yours, .GLOBAL is still the right choice. People see .GLOBAL and associate it with a growing company. Individuals and companies who operate in multiple languages are also smart to use a .GLOBAL gTLD to demonstrate their flexibility. Have .GLOBAL in your portfolio for when your business grows and consider using it yourself!

Pricing: .GLOBAL gTLDs are for sale through DCC for $80 for a one year registration. If you’re a DCC member, that price goes all the way down to $50. Start going global with your company by choosing the right gTLD.


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4 Best Domain Tips for 2015

best domain tips for 2015


Whether you are purchasing a domain to build an online presence for your business, build up your domain portfolio, or as an affiliate marketer for domain cost club, there are various guidelines that will make your process easier and more successful. Read on to learn about the best domain tips for 2015.

1. Don’t be afraid of unique TLDs

Since 2008, ICANN has been rolling out new, interesting and valuable gTLDs for public use. At first, these TLDs can seem a little scary. What do you do without a .com? By now you’ve noticed that many companies are taking advantage of these gTLDs for branding opportunities, low prices, and their uniqueness. The right gTLD can help brand your business, and the right group of gTLDs can help to build your portfolio. As more gTLDs roll out and more companies adopt them, they will begin to become the norm. Take advantage of the newness of domains to build your portfolio before these domains and pricing get hot.

2. Look for Great Pricing

Not only are many of these gTLDs less costly than .coms, but they often come with special pricing when they are first unveiled. Look for what is called “sunrise pricing” for domains when they first become available. This refers to a cheaper pricing period for people getting in on the “ground floor” of a domain. DCC will often offer specials as new TLDs become available. New TLDs become available every so often, so if you missed sunrise pricing on one domain, chances are another will be available soon.

3. Expand Your Network

The domain industry isn’t as closed off as it used to be. The industry used to be just for experts and big investors. Now anyone can have their own personalized domain or start creating their own domain portfolio as a way of investing. How does this help you expand your network? More people than ever are purchasing their own domains. Connect with others like you or share with potential customers how easy and important it is to have your own domain. Grow your network with everyday people, not just “domainers.”

4. Know What Your Domain is Worth

If you’re building a domain portfolio, its very important to know what your domain or domains are worth. You most likely know what you paid for your domain, but that doesn’t mean you know what it’s worth. What would you sell your domain for? What kind of profit are you looking for? For help in finding out what your domain is worth, think of it a little bit like real estate–in fact, it is internet real estate. Search online for comparable sales of domains like yours. Do these seem reasonable? Over priced? Find a balance between the going rate of domains like yours and what you hope to make and set that as your price. It’s ok to be flexible, but not having a price in the first place shows prospective buyers that you’re either not interested in your domain, or can easily be taken advantage of with you losing out on a sale. Your domain is a form of investment, so always know its worth.



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New TLDs

How You Can Use These New TLDs

New TLDs


DCC has dozens of TLDs for you to purchase, use, and build your domain portfolio with. This large number of domain gives you many options, but can also be overwhelming. How do you know what to pick? For advice on earning income off your domain, see these posts. For advice on how to use some of these new TLDs, read on.


This domain is a powerful tool for building any kind of network. This network might be one that connects you to potential employers or customers. Consider posting your resume, CV or business services to a domain like This is also a great option for building an affiliate network. If you have information to share with your affiliate network, or want to appeal to new prospects, a .network domain is a smart idea.


If you own your own business, you’re usually offering a solution, whether it’s solving what’s for dinner or providing financial or consulting solutions. Consider your business area and if solutions is a smart way to market it. If it is, solutions can advertise your business and what you offer right in the name, like or


If you’re a little wary of committing to a domain that markets your services like “.solutions”, consider the basic “company.” This is a no-brainer if “company” is in your business name or you would like it to be!


If you offer social media services or just want to offer a webpage that shares all of your social profiles in one space, this is the right TLD for you. If you’re providing services or want to start working in social media, consider Just want to provide a resource for people to know more about all of your social media profiles and where to find them, why not


Securing your internet identity is important and there’s no better way to do that than with .digital. A .digital domain shows that this is your digital home. Share your work, resumes, news, about you and whatever you’d like on your .digital site–this site shows who you are on the internet on your terms.


.media is a great TLD to share all kinds of media. Consider sharing your business videos, photos, and audio or upload all of your YouTube and Vimeo videos to one place with your .media website. The TLD showcases what people will get when they visit, driving more clicks, as traffic is usually higher for sites with images rather than just text..


.marketing is another great option to build your business online. Whether you’re an established marketer, or looking into affiliate marketing, this is a great branding option for you. Use or try to show off the specific marketing you offer like digital. marketing, or local marketing.


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10 Quick Domain Purchasing Tips

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Whether you are purchasing a domain for personal use, for sale, for your business, for your blog, or as an affiliate marketer of a product or service, there are many things to consider before making your purchase. Listed below are the quick domain purchasing tips your should consider as you go through the process from searching domain names to checking out.

1. Check Your Spelling.

Before you buy a domain, make sure your spelling is in order. Have friends “OK” your domain name idea and run it through spell check a few times. Misspelled domains miss important traffic and make your business seem unprofessional.

2. Know Your Use.

Are you a buying a domain to sell it later, use it, or just buying it to buy it? We recommend identifying the purpose of your domain before you purchase it. This can better guide you in your choices and make sure you buy the right domain for your needs.

3. Know the Value.

Know what your domain is worth before you try to sell it. Knowing your domain’s value allows you to set the right price to sell it in order to make income, as well as how to deal with people who want to negotiate on price. To find your domain’s worth, keep track of the price you originally paid and also search for sales of comparable domains.

4. Vary Your Portfolio.

If you’re interested in buying multiple domains, consider buying domains at multiple TLDs. This varies your investment and allows you to attract many different types of customers. Just know what your new TLDs are best for so you can position them properly when you look to sell.

5. Take Advantage of Discounts.

Many new TLDs have special pricing when they first become available. This pricing is called sunrise pricing and allows you to get a deep discount on some domains. Stay informed of domain news by following blogs and checking on the DCC website for domain news.

6. Stay on Renewals.

After you purchase a domain, don’t let it lapse. A domain lapses when you fail to renew it or pay your bill. These lapsed domains can make you look unprofessional and also make it impossible to access old content you’ve linked to. If you want to keep your domain and your online presence, always renew on time and have a reliable form of payment attached to your account.

7. Transfer Easily.

If you first purchased your domain with another registrar but are now a member of DCC, it’s easy to transfer your domain. DCC can facilitate the process for you and will more than likely beat the price you were paying at your previous registrar. To start the process, navigate to and click on “Transfer Domains” at the top navigation.

8. Promote as Needed.

Domain promotion is easy because it can all be done online. Use social media to promote your brand or to advertise domains you have for sale. Create friend lists of people interested in domains and reach out to them directly to let them know of new opportunities.

9. Use Your Address.

If you plan to use your domain, really use it! Think of all the ways you can promote your domain while using it as the same time, like email. Set up an email account at your domain to advertise your domain and the services you offer with each email. Include your domain in your email signature to fully brand your interactions.

10. Brand Yourself.

Nothing lets you build your brand online quite like your own domain. Your domain can be used for something as simple as hosting your online portfolio and resume to something more complex like a fully responsive site for your businesses services. Own your domain and own your brand.


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How to Explain TLDs to “Non-Domainers”

How to explain TLDs to non-domainersBL

What is a domainer? The term “domainer” is slang, but is commonly used to refer to someone who buys and sells domains and otherwise does more with domains than the average internet user. Though you may not feel like it, you may be seen as a domainer when you buy that first TLD through DCC. This can be a good thing, allowing you to connect with other domainers and enter a networking world and marketplace with more opportunities. But it can also be seen as intimidating. People may assume that its impossible to get benefits from domain purchases or use without diving deep and becoming a “domainer.”

To avoid this, here are a few tips on how to explain TLDs to make the domain world seem less intimidating:

Ease of Access

Domains don’t need to be intimidating because they are so easily accessed by anyone who wants to get started. By joining DCC, members can easily search for and  buy the domain they want with a few clicks of the mouse. Up front pricing without markups through DCC means new users don’t have to jump through hoops to find out the true pricing of a domain, it’s right in front of them.

Your Background

One way to put others considering domains at ease? Tell them how you got started. Everyone has to start somewhere, so share your background and even share all that you didn’t know before you started buying and selling domains. Humanizing our story makes domaining more approachable.


The internet and this blog are full of resources for those who want to know more about domaining. Unlike investing in other opportunities, theres no need to pay someone to tell you how to invest or make money with domains. Start compiling links to your favorite resources to learn more about domains and direct beginners to them. Also have those intersted browse to learn more about domaning and the type of business person or networker that its best for.

Services through DCC

Another great way to get over the intimidation factor of domaining is to join a program like DCC. With the DCC membership its easy to search for and buy domains through DCC, no need to go to several different sites and compare prices. DCC prices are the lowest offered through the registrar. DCC also offers services like at-cost renewals and transfers. Not sure what this means? DCC explains for you on the website along with all the other benefits you get just for being a member. So if you know someone considering the domain world for investing, explain that it’s not hard to be a domainer and they’re just a few away steps with the help of DCC.


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10 Reasons We Love gTLDs



Domain Cost Club is built on the accessibility that generic top level domains (gTLDs) give the domain world. How do these gTLDs work? In the early days of TLD, countries around the world were each granted their own TLD, usually an abbreviation of their country name. These are referred to as ccTLDs. People had the ability to buy the ccTLD for their country or purchase another top level domain (TLD) like .org or .com. With such few options, pricing was high for these domains and the options to creatively brand were low. In recent years, the governing body of the domain industry, ICANN, began releasing generic domains, gTLDs, opening up the domain industry and internet like ever before. Still not convinced why you should be interested in these gTLDs?

Here are a few reasons we love them:

1. Branding

gTLDs give you the option to brand your entire web address, not just the root domain. With the right TLD you can brand your domain as “” rather than just This allows for a shorter domain and tells your website visitor what your site is all about before even hitting your landing page. Consider all the ways you can brand your business or yourself now that you don’t have to work around (or pay for!) .com.

2. Price

gTLDs are available for yearly registration for varying amounts. A browse around the DCC website shows that we offer domains for just a few dollars per year to closer to $100 per year. But despite some of these prices, most gTLDs are less expensive than .coms. Additionally, gTLDs let you experiment in the domain world without breaking your budget.

3. Fun

Have fun with gTLDs like .ninja, .coffee, and .flowers. These domains let you brand your business or just have fun! There’s nothing fun or special about .com, but unique gTLDs let you have fun with your domain and connect with your website visitors in a new way.

4. Possibilities

What ending are you interested in for a gTLD? Chances are, it exists. If you’re looking for just the right branding or the domain name that will get stuck in everyone’s head, look to gTLDs to fill those needs. Don’t feel locked in by a few choices between .org and .com, with gTLDs the possibilities are nearly endless. Even better, you can buy many of the gTLDs right through DCC. DCC is where possibility and access meet for these great gTLDs.

5. Access

Thanks to their price point and sheer number of possibilities, many people have access to gTLDs. This means you have the opportunity to do business with and share domains with many people. Build your portfolio with less expensive domains and help others get started by purchasing their new gTLDs through you. Or, share with others the great pricing available through DCC and get them started on their path to building a portfolio–while earning a bounty yourself!

6. Memorability

Unique and fun gTLDs can often transform into memorable domain names. Having .com at the end of your web address can make it forgettable. With the right gTLD, like .digital or .marketing you can make your web address even more memorable without having to do additional work.


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