Basic Domain Search Help
Search is simple: just type whatever is relevant to your site or the kind of domain you are investing in, hit Enter or click on the Search button, and UpName will search all available domains that are relevant to your query.
Some basic facts
- Every word matters. Generally, all the words you put in the query will be used. There are some exceptions.
- Searches, like domain names, are always case insensitive. Searching for [ south america travel ] is the same as searching for [ South America Travel ].
- Punctuation is ignored (that is, you can't search for @#$%^&*()=+\ and other special characters). Main exceptions are dashes ("-") and dots (".") when they are entered as part of a domain name.
Guidelines for better search
- Start with one or two words. If you're interested in a domain for a particular concept, place, or product, start with its name. You'll get quickly a feel for which words have good domain names available, and which word are in high demand.
- Use filters to narrow your search. Domain length, price and extension are the most widely used filters. Used them to tailor your search to your budget and business objectives.
- Describe what you need with as few terms as possible. The goal of each word in a query is to focus it further. Since all words are used, each additional word limits the results. If you limit too much, you will miss potentially valuable domains. The main advantage to starting with fewer keywords is that, if you don't get what you need, the results will likely give you a good indication of what additional words are needed to refine your results on the next search.
- Choose descriptive words. The more unique the word is the more likely you are to get relevant domains. Words that are not very descriptive, like 'service,' 'website,' 'company,' or 'online,' will usually return many irrelevant domains.
How to read search results
UpName's goal is to provide you with results that are clear and easy to read. The diagram below points out four features that are important to understanding the domain offering:
- Domain Name: The full name of the domain being for sale.
- Offer: The description of the sales offer, including price if any, auction format and status is applicable.
- Seller: Name of the seller of the domain, or the web site were the domain can be purchased.
- Traffic & Marketing Data: Google Pagerank for the domain, number of existing links to the domain, and the best keyword value of the words within the domain name. All optional.
- Previous Sales / Activity: If the domain was ever traded, last sales price or highest offer will show.
All these features are important in determining the value of the domain. See also advanced search help covering query operators and using filters to narrow your search.